Chelsea Brooke-Ward

Year of call:

2017

Education:

First Class Honours LLB (Leeds Beckett University)

Very Competent BPTC (University of Law)

Career:

County Court Advocate (Quest Legal Advocates and Kearns Solicitors)

Civil, Commercial and Chancery Litigation Executive (Avisons Solicitors)

2019 - Tenant at PSQB

Appointments:

2019 - Grade 1 Prosecutor

Memberships:

2019 - Employment Lawyers Association

Awards:

2015 - Level 3 Intermediate Criminology Certificate - Distinction

2016 - Advocacy Scholarship (University of Law)

2016 - Jules Thorn Scholarship (Middle Temple)

2016 - Most Promising Student Award (University of Law)

2016 - Milner’s Solicitors Best Employment Law Student

2016 - Debating Competition Winner (University of Law)

2017 - Criminal Mock Trial Winner (University of Law)

2017 - Northern Moot Competition Winner (The Honourable Society of Middle Temple)

2017 - Civil Procedure Rule Competition Winner (University of Law)

Prior to commencing pupillage, Chelsea was employed as a Litigation Executive, where she gained extensive experience in civil, commercial and chancery litigation. Her caseload ranged from multi-million pound breach of contract claims against government bodies, high value contested probate matters, and complex bankruptcy disputes.

Chelsea also grew a healthy clientele within property litigation. She has advised and represented clients in boundary disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, leasehold disputes, possession claims and housing disrepair. Recently she has successfully represented the Claimant in a complex building construction dispute where the issues involved both breach of Building Regulations, the Building Contract and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982.

Chelsea has previously appeared in the Civil Appeal Court in Leeds where she was instructed to represent the Claimant in an appeal against a Deputy District Judge’s decision to strike out a claim for an Abuse of Process following a claim being presented against a non-existent company after the company was deregistered from the Companies Register and thereby proceedings being a nullity.

Examples of recent cases:

  • Malheki v Kalasarloo – Successfully represented the Defendant in a breach of contract claim to the value exceeding £100,000.00. The claim revolved around an alleged business partnership under s.1 of The Partnership Act 1890, further whether the contract was enforceable with regard to the provision for consideration and also allegations of duress.
  • A Company v Debtor – successfully represented the Applicant in an argument for costs arising out of a petition for bankruptcy against the Debtor.
  • A Company – Advised the letting agents on the issues surrounding Prohibited Payments under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • A company v A company – Advised the Potential Defendant to a breach of contract claim involving the payment of agency fees and the fundamental legal principle of “effective cause” to recover such fees.

Chelsea’s practice ranges from Breach of Contract to Defamation. Her practice covers:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Defamation and Slander
  • Contentious Probate
  • Unlawful Interference with Goods
  • Bankruptcy
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Construction Disputes

Paper Practice

Chelsea accepts instructions to draft pleadings and is happy to provide pre-action advice on the merits of individual cases. She is happy to work to short deadlines where papers need to be turned around quickly.

Public Access

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

Contact Chelsea’s clerks

Business Development Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Sonia Kainth on 0113 213 5207