Summary

 

Nina was called to the Bar in 2007 and practised as a Solicitor-Advocate in the City before joining chambers in August 2015. Nina has a broad civil practice and has represented major high street banks and lending institutions, as well as companies and individuals.

 

Nina has particular experience in dealing with contractual disputes, corporate and individual insolvency, housing and property matters, probate wills and trusts and employment matters.  Nina is often instructed at the beginning stages of litigation to provide advice or to draft pleadings in her areas of practice. Nina is also available to attend mediations.

 

As well as a successful paper practice, Nina is a strong and passionate advocate, having gained extensive advocacy experience as a county court advocate in the early years of her career when she attended Court on a daily basis. Nina’s years of experience now serve her well before the High Court, County Court and Tribunals. Nina is quick thinking and will always fight her client’s corner.  Nina has advised and represented clients in relation to small claims, fast track and multi-track matters and is very familiar with attending interim applications under the CPR, including summary judgment applications, applications to strike out and applications for relief from sanctions.

 

Nina prides herself on being approachable and providing clients with a first class service, seeing her role as working in a team with her instructing Solicitor and/or client to achieve the desired outcome. Her experience as both a Solicitor and Barrister enables her to understand the tactics of litigation and she is able to take a commercial view of cases to provide clients with sensible, practical advice at all stages of litigation.

Testimonials

 

"I have used Nina on a variety of commercial disputes and will continue to instruct Nina whenever I can. Nina is hard working and always gives thoughtful, pragmatic and sound advice. She is very personable and has excellent client care both with solicitors and lay clients. I highly recommend Nina.”

 

Imogen Duck, Solicitor, Baines Wilson LLP

 

 

"She demonstrated excellent work standard and her advice was professional and honest. We took this into the account and we believe, it was the best choice....No one plans to be in court room in front of the judge but if you are there you need a person who will represent you in best possible way...I strongly recommend Nina Roberts."

                                R Szwarc, Client

 

 

Practice Areas

 

Landlord & Tenant

Nina is accustomed to dealing with landlord and tenant disputes involving both private and registered social landlords.  She has extensive experience of possession claims, matters relating to deposit protection and anti-social behaviour.  Nina is also instructed in relation to disrepair claims, applications for forfeiture and service charge disputes involving leasehold premises.

 

With regards Commercial Landlord and Tenant disputes, Nina is instructed on issues such as dilapidations and damages claims, forfeiture and surrender, rent reviews and claims for new tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

 

Insolvency

Nina attends personal and commercial insolvency matters in the High Court and County Courts and is in regular attendance at the Companies Court on winding up petitions and related applications such as applications for vesting orders and applications for validation orders.

 

Trusts and Equity

Nina has a particular interest in contested probate and Inheritance Act claims and has experience of applications under TOLATA.

 

Employment

Nina has developed an employment law practice at Chambers and has experience of matters involving unfair dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination, TUPE and unlawful deduction of wages.

 

Nina has also advised recruitment agencies and drafted contracts for their customers.

 

Banking & Mortgages

Nina has acted for well-known high-street lenders and specialist lenders in mortgage possession proceedings and mortgage disputes concerned with fraud, misrepresentation, undue influence and sell to rent back agreements.  Nina also has experience of acting for LPA Receivers and has acted successfully in the Crown Court on behalf of a major bank in an application to vary a restraint order.

 

 

Consumer Credit & Debt Recovery

Nina has been instructed on an array of Consumer Credit Act cases including issues concerning debt and asset recovery, second charge lending, invoice finance, default notices, assignment of debt and unfair relationships.

 

 

Intellectual Property

Nina has an interest in IP matters and is a member of IP Pro Bono. Nina has appeared in the IPEC on matters involving copyright and trademark.

Associations

 

The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Chancery Bar Association

London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association

Education

 

BVC (Very Competent) - Nottingham Law School

 

LLB Law (2:1) - Nottingham Trent University

Skills & Interest

When not in Chambers, Nina is either running around after her toddler or at a yoga class to de-stress!

Notable Cases

 

Nina’s cases include:

 

Landlord & Tenant / Property

 

  • Advising and drafting pleadings in relation to unregistered land and title problems, including adverse possession arguments.

 

  • Drafting Particulars of Claim in a claim against the seller of a property for not declaring the existence of Japanese knotweed.

 

  • Obtaining possession and judgment on behalf of the owner a property following a 3-day multi-track trial involving claims that the Claimant had agreed to transfer the property to the Defendant.

 

Insolvency

 

  • Successfully securing dismissal of a petition brought by a firm of Solicitors against a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Nina persuaded the Court not to exercise its discretion to wind up the foreign company when considering the test in Banco Nacional de Cuba v Cormos Trading Corp [2000] B.C.C. 910.

 

  • Successfully acting for a number of Applicants seeking vesting orders where a company with a large portfolio of properties had gone into liquidation.

 

  • Appearing in the High Court on an appeal involving s.271(3) Insolvency Act 1986 where the Court considered whether there had been a reasonable prospect of the petition debt being paid in full within a reasonable time and whether an offer had been unreasonably refused.

 

 

Trusts and Equity

 

  • Advising on and drafting the claim in respect of a claim for a vesting order of monies transferred to the Bona Vacantia Department of the Treasury Solicitor.

 

  • Advising on claims and successfully representing Claimants in claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

 

Employment

 

  • Appearing for the Respondent at a preliminary hearing in relation to a claim for discrimination which resulted in the Claimant withdrawing their claim at the hearing.

 

  • Obtaining judgment in full for a corporate employer against a former employee for repayment of training fees which required arguments on the correct interpretation of the terms of a Policy.

 

Civil Litigation

 

  • Successfully representing a Claimant seeking to enforce a french judgment in circumstances where the Defendant challenged the validity of the french judgment and its registration in the High Court.

 

  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment where defence argued misrepresentation in an oral agreement.

 

  • Drafting grounds of appeal and skeleton argument securing permission to appeal where decision was based on Judge’s discretion.

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