Camilla Draycott

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Commercial Litigation
Camilla has a wide experience of commercial matters, including contractual disputes relating to companies, small business, informal agreements, PFI and financial disputes arising out of the Madoff litigation, and applications such as Bankers Trust orders and freezing injunctions.
As a pupil, Camilla worked on several high value cases in the High Court, including a multimillion-pound group action claim against the government.
Camilla also gained experience of international commercial litigation when working in commercial litigation firms in Canada and the US prior to commencing pupillage as a Fox Scholar and a Middle Temple Anglo-American Scholar.
Camilla is frequently instructed on wide variety of contractual disputes. She has recently:
- Acted on her own account in a high value multi-track contractual dispute.
- Advised and acted on behalf of Claimant insurance companies to reclaim insurance payouts where there have been allegations of fraud.
Inheritance Disputes, Wills Trusts and Estates
Camilla has advised on a broad range of traditional chancery disputes, including 1975 Inheritance Act claims, contentious and non-contentious probate, trusts and members’ clubs. She has particular experience of jurisdictional issues concerning offshore trusts.
Camilla has recently:
- Opposed an application to make a 1975 Act claim out of time.
- Advised and acted in proceedings, including an application for injunctive relief, concerning the fraudulent disposal of the Deceased’s estate.
- Advised on proceedings to obtain a grant de bonis non.
- Drafted pleadings for a professional negligence claim arising from a negligently drafted will.
Camilla frequently acts on behalf of petitioners and debtor companies in winding up petitions, including associated applications such as adjournments, restraining of presentation/advertisement and validation orders. Camilla also has experience of bankruptcy petitions in both the County Court and High Court.
Camilla has recently:
- Advised and acted on behalf of the debtor company in proceedings to dismiss a winding up petition by contesting the Court’s jurisdiction on the basis of the debtor company’s COMI.
- Advised on section 212 misfeasance proceedings against company directors.
Camilla has advised on a variety of company disputes, including derivative claims, the interpretation of shareholder agreements, the liability of passive directors and the rectification of a company’s register of members.
Camilla is frequently instructed on applications to extend time to register a charge at Companies House.
Real Estate: Landlord and Tenant
Camilla has extensive experience of possession orders against tenants and against squatters, charging orders and orders for sale. She has also advised on several tenancy disputes, including misrepresentation and breach of covenant in relation to a commercial lease, in addition to issues relating to restrictive covenants in commercial leases. Camilla has also advised and drafted applications for a vesting order where there is an absent freeholder.
Procedural issues
Camilla has extensive experience of procedural matters, including applications relating to strike out, default judgment, summary judgment, disclosure compliance and relief from sanctions.
Camilla has recently:
- Successfully applied for relief from sanctions to set aside a default judgment 5 months after it had been entered.
- Drafted and made an application for security for costs on behalf of a defendant company in contentious winding up proceedings.
- Advised on an application for alternative service of an injunction where the respondent was evading service.
Injunctive Relief
Camilla has drafted and made applications for injunctive relief in both the County Court and the High Court.
Camilla has recently:
- Advised and applied for a restrictive injunction in a boundary dispute matter.
- Advised and applied for an injunction to prevent the disposal of assets belonging to the Deceased’s estate in a probate matter.
Government Legal Department, Junior Junior Scheme
- Harold G. Fox Scholarship (Inns of Court)
- Middle Temple Queen Mother’s Scholarship
- Middle Temple Anglo-American Scholarship
- Middle Temple Astbury Scholarship
- Winner of South Square’s University of Oxford Moot
- INADR International Mediation Championships Finalist
- History (BA), Lincoln College, Oxford (2013)
- GDL, BPP London (2014)
- BPTC, BPP London (2015)

Latest News & Publications

Camilla Draycott accepts tenancy after successfully completing her pupillage....

Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019
The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Woodward v Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd...

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019