Nina Roberts

Called: 2007

Inn: Middle Temple

 

Qualified for Direct Access 

 

Email: clerks@1ec.co.uk

Summary

 

Nina’s background and experience has resulted in an extensive commercial and chancery practice which enables Nina to confidently take on a broad range of cases and consider all aspects of the case.

 

In addition, Nina is frequently and increasingly instructed in employment law matters which she has a keen interest in.

 

Nina takes a genuine interest in her cases and prides herself on being approachable whilst providing professional and lay clients with a first class service. Nina is therefore 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 in the early years of her career. 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.  Her previous practise as a Solicitor gives her an added perspective to cases and enables her to understand the tactics of litigation. Nina is able to take a commercial view of cases where necessary to provide clients with sensible, practical advice at all stages of litigation.

 

Alongside her practice areas, Nina is Chambers’ Equality & Diversity Officer and is passionate about equality and diversity at the Bar and wider legal profession. Nina is often found engaging with young children about the possibility of a career at the Bar and inviting them to Chambers and the Inns of Court. As a woman with a young family, Nina has worked with the Chancery Bar Association to address practical issues faced by women at the Chancery Bar.

Associations

 

The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Chancery Bar Association

London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association

Practice Areas

 

 

Property

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.

 

Nina is able to advise on matters in relation to boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants and rights of way.

 

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.

 

Nina has experience in relation to enforcement proceedings in relation to land including applications for charging orders and orders for sale.

 

Further, Nina has advised a number of potential Claimants in respect of potential claims in respect of the installation of defective cavity wall insulation.

 

 

Trusts and Equity

Nina is regularly instructed in contested probate claims and has a particular interest in IPFDA 1975 claims and has experience of applications under TOLATA.

 

Nina is able to advise on will drafting and review.

 

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 also has experience in relation to jurisdiction issues.

 

Nina has a particular interest in employment issues affecting working parents and also the “gig economy”.

 

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

 

 

 

Insolvency / Company

Nina attends personal and commercial insolvency matters in the High Court and County Courts and is well versed in proceedings for winding up petitions and related applications, such as applications for vesting orders and applications for validation orders.

 

Nina is also instructed in respect of applications pursuant to the Companies Act 2006.

 

 

 

Contract & Consumer Credit

Nina is instructed in numerous contractual disputes on behalf of consumers businesses and individuals and has experience of arguments in relation to misrepresentation and fraud. 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Banking and Finance

Nina has experience of appearing in and advising on PPI claims.

 

Further, Nina regularly provides advice in respect of potential bribery claims based on payment of secret commissions and / or claims for unfair relationship pursuant to s.140A-s.140C of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

Testimonials

 

“Nina is very approachable and always eager to follow up on the progress of the case out of own initiative. Nina is very friendly and respectable.  I am impressed with the quality of her work and willingness to go the extra mile.” Karolina Natkaniec, Solicitor at Duncan Lewis

“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 at Baines Wilson LLP

“As a small business owner, being told by the landlord of a commercial property that we needed to produce a lease for him to sign was unexpected and daunting. I didn’t know where to start. Nina guided me through the process with a calm and sensible approach, answering all my questions in a way that made sense to me. I am so pleased to have had her support on this and would highly recommend working with Nina.”

Campbell Cole Ltd, Direct Access Client

"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, Direct Access Client
 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

BVC (Very Competent) - Nottingham Law School

 

LLB Law (2:1) - Nottingham Trent University

Skills & Interest

Nina is Persian/Ukrainian and has a basic understanding of Farsi and Ukrainian.

 

Nina enjoys walking the dog, listening to podcasts, making lists.

Notable Cases

Nina’s cases include:

 

Landlord & Tenant / Property

 

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

 

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

 

  • Successfully btained an order for 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.

 

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

 

 

Insolvency / Company

 

  • Successfully secured 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 Cosmos Trading Corp [2000] B.C.C. 910.

 

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

 

  • Appeared 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.

 

  • Acted for the Petitioner in Nakamura v Armstrong [2021] EWHC 654 (Ch) which involved consideration of whether the wording of a guarantee was for a ‘liquidated sum’ under s.267(2) IA 1986.

 

  • Drafted an application to extend registration of a charge under S.859F Companies Act 2006.

 

 

Trusts and Equity

 

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

 

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

 

  • Advised potential beneficiaries in a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Families and Dependants) Act 1975.

 

  • Successfully represented a client at mediation in a dispute involving the doctrine of ‘mutual wills’.

 

 

Employment

 

  • Successfully argued that the employment tribunal should not extend the time for bringing a discrimination claim.

 

  • Appeared 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.

 

  • Obtained 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.

 

 

Contract

 

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

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