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Camilla Buck

Year of call:
2008
Education:
2005
University of Bristol, BA (Hons) Philosophy (2:1)
2007
The College of Law, Bloomsbury, Graduate Diploma in Law (commendation)
2008
The College of Law, Bloomsbury, BVC (‘very competent’)
Career:
2008
Advisor, Citizens Advice Bureaux, Battersea
2009
Advocate, Lyons Davidson Solicitors, London
2011
Pupil at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds
2012
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers, Leeds
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
Appointments:
Freelance lecturer/examiner on the BPTC (BPP College of Professional Studies, Leeds)
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit
Awards:
2008
Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholarship
2008
The College of Law, Bloomsbury, Alternative Dispute Resolution prize)
2012
North Eastern Circuit, Louise Godfrey QC moot finalist

Camilla deals with all aspects of Civil fraud including holiday sickness claims, false rehabilitation claims, staged or contrived accidents, low velocity impact cases, bogus passenger claims, credit hire and exaggerated credit hire, personal injury and exaggerated personal injury claims regarding s.57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 and all otherwise dishonest claims. Camilla is well versed in fraud patterns and live to developing trends.

Camilla specialises in private prosecution of civil fraud claims. She was junior to Mr David Dixon (now HHJ Dixon) in the first private prosecution by a motor insurer, R v Penny and Ors. She undertakes advisory work regarding the prospects of success, case strategy, cost implications and wider public relations impact of potential private prosecutions. Camilla has been instructed in a variety of private prosecutions relating to fraudulent civil claims.

Camilla has experience of multi-track and fast-track trials, complex applications including applications to set aside judgment and resile from previous admissions of liability, relief from sanctions applications, costs and case management conferences, case management conferences and general interim hearings.

Camilla has experience in drafting Part 18 and Part 35 questions and she regularly settles pleadings addressing the complexities and inconsistencies within a case where fraud is or may be an issue. She is confident and experienced in offering advice regarding procedure and to how to manage a case. Camilla has a thorough understanding of fraud rings and the complexities of costs consequences in civil fraud matters.

Camilla joined Chambers after working in-house as an advocate for a national solicitors firm where she represented clients at Court, advised on quantum and liability and settled pleadings. She has a number of years’ experience in civil and civil fraud advocacy, regularly appearing in Courts across the South Eastern and North Eastern circuits. Camilla undertook a Civil Fraud first six pupillage under the supervision of Mr Richard Paige, at an early stage in her career this has enabled her to develop on her previous experience of civil law and specifically civil fraud.

Notable Case

Service Underwriting Insurance Company Limited v Jake Penny and Ors 2016

Won “Outstanding case of the year” at the Personal Injury Awards (as awarded 24.11.2016).

Led by David Dixon (now HHJ Dixon) acting for Service Underwriting Insurance Company Limited.

First Private Prosecution by an insurance company of a road traffic fraud.

Advised the insurer client and Keoghs regarding the civil claims process and the fraudulent claims made by 20 Defendants.

21 Defendants involved in a staged bus crash, all pleaded guilty. 20 have been sentenced to total of just under 30 years’ imprisonment.

Yorkshire Evening Post

Insurance Business

Daily Mail

Public Access

Camilla may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Camilla’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Camilla is experienced with multi-track & fast-track trials and complex contested applications

Camilla Buck has vast experience in personal injury claims including industrial disease and professional-negligence claims. Cases undertaken include claims under the Animal Act, RTA personal-injury cases and special-damages claims, employer’s liability and credit-hire matters. She has experience advising insurer clients on liability and quantum and understands the pressures and limits when conducting litigation involving insurers.

Camilla has experience of multi-track and fast-track trials, disposal hearings, complex contested applications, CCMCs, case-management conferences and general interim hearings. She regularly deals with interlocutory and preliminary hearings, including those to add insurers as a defendant, to set aside judgment and to resile from previous admissions of liability.

She regularly drafts Part 18 and Part 35 questions and settles pleadings for both claimants and defendants. She is confident and experienced in offering advice and guidance regarding procedure and tactics, and is more than happy to advise on pre-action matters. Camilla has a significant papers practice.

Camilla previously worked in-house as an advocate for a national solicitors’ firm where she represented clients at court, advised on quantum and liability, and settled pleadings. She has a number of years’ experience in civil advocacy, regularly appearing in courts across the South Eastern and North Eastern circuits. Camilla undertook a civil first six pupillage under the supervision of Mr Richard Paige.

Public Access

Camilla may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Camilla’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Camilla has experience of representing parties at hearings and conducting cases involving charging orders, Insolvency Act matters, boundary disputes and service charge disputes. She has represented parties in First Tier Tribunal matters.

Camilla has experience of multi-track and fast track trials and of settling pleading in property and commercial cases.

Camilla joined Chambers after working in-house as an advocate for a national solicitors firm where she represented clients at Court, advised on quantum and liability and settled pleadings. She has a number of years’ experience in civil advocacy, regularly appearing in Courts across the South Eastern and North Eastern circuits.

Public Access

Camilla may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Camilla’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Camilla Buck regularly advises on the prospects of success and merits of employment law claims from the perspective of ATE insurers. She has a long-held interest in matters relating to employment law; prior to commencing pupillage, she trained at the Free Representation Unit, High Holborn, to represent individuals at employment tribunals. She has undertaken a number of tribunal claims for claimants claiming unfair dismissal or discrimination, or seeking payments as a result of unpaid wages.

Camilla previously worked as an in-house advocate for a national firm of solicitors, where she represented clients at court, advised on quantum and liability, and settled pleadings. She has a number of years’ experience in civil advocacy, regularly appearing in courts across the South Eastern and North Eastern circuits. She undertook a civil first-six pupillage under the supervision of Mr Richard Paige.

Public Access

Camilla may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Camilla’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250