Senior Associate

Experience

Mindy is an experienced, Senior Associate solicitor in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

Mindy advises on a wide range of commercial contentious matters and specialises in: 

  • resolving contract, tort and grant funding disputes
  • resolving disputes about branding, trade marks (applications, oppositions, infringement and licensing), passing off, domain names and copyright
  • prevention and cure of fraud. 

Mindy advises charities and social enterprises, company directors and shareholders, regulatory bodies and private individuals. 

Examples of Recent Work

Charities

  • Mediation of dispute regarding alleged misuse of confidential information and intellectual property infringement by a joint venture partner
  • Advising on copyright implications of proposed fundraising campaign
  • Advising on recovery of funds raised in breach of trust and by infringement of the charity’s name and logo
  • Advising on withholding and clawback of grant funding
  • Recovery of charitable funds paid ultra vires to a former trustee 
  • Advising on anti-discrimination law in respect of an admission policy
  • Negotiated settlement with a commercial supplier to a charitable company
  • Successfully withholding sums at adjudication pursuant to a JCT construction contract

Businesses

  • High Court claim for infringement of database rights under commercial licence
  • Negotiating protection of copyright for an artist under an art commission agreement
  • High Court claim for payment of commission due under sales agency agreement
  • High Court shareholder/partnership dispute
  • Contractual debt recovery for SME in the film and entertainment industry
  • Presentation of creditors winding up petitions
  • Negotiated a significant redress award relating to financial product (IRHP) mis-selling
  • Obtaining Letters of Request for examination of UK witnesses for use in US proceedings

 

Qualifications and Career

  • Durham University, BA History
  • Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course
  • Trained at BWB and joined the Dispute Resolution team in 2010

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments