Denise’s practice focuses solely on personal injury law, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud.
Denise has extensive experience of cases involving allegations of fraud, both in this jurisdiction and in the Cayman Islands, where she was called to the Bar in 2012 and practiced as an attorney for 5 years. She has acted in a number of very high-value financial cases relating to trusts and share transfers involving allegations of fraud and forgery, with associated international civil and criminal investigations and proceedings, freezing injunctions and asset tracing. She also regularly undertook high-value personal injury, commercial and costs disputes.
Denise’s current caseload involve claims arising from:
- road traffic accidents
- employer’s liability
- public liability
- occupier’s liability
- industrial disease
Since returning to this jurisdiction in 2017, Denise is regularly instructed by a number of the UK’s major leading insurance companies on cases involving issues of causation and fundamental dishonesty. She has secured findings of fundamental dishonesty and associated costs orders in cases involving phantom passenger claims, low velocity impacts, staged accidents, exaggerated claims, large scale fraud rings and complex credit hire claims. She has a reputation for meticulous attention to detail, in particular in identifying inconsistency, and robust cross-examination of witnesses.
Her practice is primarily Court-based, but she is also regularly instructed to test evidence in conference, advise and settle pleadings. As an attorney she undertook the equivalent duties of both solicitor and barrister in conducting litigation, and she now draws on this experience to provide comprehensive assistance to both her professional and lay clients.
Gray’s Inn (Major Bedingfield Scholar 2002)
Personal Injuries Bar Association
PIBA representative on the Bar Council Working Group on Wellbeing
LLB Hons (Exeter) 2001
Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School, (Very Competent), 2003
Bar Admission - England and Wales 2003, Cayman Islands (Full Admission) 2012