- Called: 2019
Scarlet joined Chambers on 1 October 2022 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She is building a broad commercial and property practice in line with Chambers’ profile.
Scarlet appears in court regularly at all stages of litigation and is developing her paper-based practice.
Prior to coming to the bar, Scarlet worked at as a lead paralegal at the Infected Blood Inquiry as well as for a legal start-up company advising on SEIS/EIS tax relief.
Scarlet graduated with First Class Honours before completing the GDL (Distinction) and BPTC LLM (Very Competent/Distinction) and was awarded a Diplock Scholarship from Middle Temple. Whilst studying, Scarlet volunteered at the National Centre for Domestic Violence drafting witness statements for emergency injunctions and at The University of Law Legal Advice Clinic appearing for those facing deportation.
Commercial and Insolvency
Scarlet is quickly developing a broad commercial litigation and insolvency practice. She regularly acts and advises in a wide variety of contractual and company disputes. This includes business-to-business, business-to-consumer, shareholder, and director disputes.
Scarlet has experience in both corporate and personal insolvency proceedings. She acts for creditors, debtors, companies, and office holders.
Recent work includes:
- Advising an agent on their legal entitlement to commission under a contract for sale.
- Successfully appearing for the Claimant in a small claim trial for breach of contract.
- Acting for a landlord in an application under s14 TOLATA 1996 to ensure completion of a reverse staircasing.
- Assisting in settling an application to set aside default judgment and counterclaim for misrepresentation.
- Assisting in advising a creditor on the need for a validation order for relief of the effects of s127 IA 86.
- Assisting in an application for a s236 IA 86 private examination.
- Acting for creditors and debtors in winding-up petitions.
- Successfully securing a charging order over a debtors assets.
Scarlet has experience in a wide variety of property litigation, including landlord and tenant matters. Scarlet frequently represents both private and public landlord in possession proceedings, disrepair claims, and housing related injunctions both with and without notice. Scarlet’s practice also includes statutory nuisance and homelessness appeals.
Recent work includes:
- Successfully appeared for the landlord Claimant in a one-day trial for a final anti-social behaviour injunction.
- Settling particulars of claim for possession proceedings where the tenant no longer occupied the property as their only and principal home.
- Settling a defence and advising on prospects in proceedings for disrepair.
- Appearing for a Landlord in an application for committal and the subsequent possession proceedings brought on mandatory grounds.
- Resisting applications to suspend and set-aside possession orders.
- Assisting in drafting written submissions on costs in regard to whether a Defendant with legal aid had retrospective costs protection.
- Bsc (Hons), University of Southampton – First
- GDL, The University of Law – Distinction
- BPTC LLM, The University of Law – Very Competent/Distinction
- Diplock Scholarship (Middle Temple)
- Blackstone Entrance Exhibition Award (Middle Temple)
- Five Paper Buildings Examination-in-Chief Prize for Highest Mark (The University of Law)