Bridget Williamson


Year of Call 1993



General Profile


Bridget practised as a solicitor in the corporate departments of City firms in Hong Kong and in London.  Her experience as a solicitor covered aspects of public and private company work, banking, and business acquisitions.  Her current practice comprises all areas of commercial chancery litigation with an emphasis on corporate disputes (including a number of property joint ventures) and insolvency.  Bridget is former joint editor of the insolvency chapter of the Landlord and Tenant Factbook and gives seminars in her fields of practice.  She is a contributor to Practical Law’s Restructuring and Insolvency “Questions for Counsel”. 

 

Directories

 

‘She is a pleasure to deal with and provides well-considered advice.’
(Legal 500 2017)


“She holds the court’s attention, and is commercially savvy as well as technically knowledgeable”
(Leading Junior, Insolvency, Legal 500 2016)

 

“She has good commercial acumen, and gives clear and concise advice”

(Legal 500, 2015)

 

“Her advocacy skills make her a formidable opponent; she is an excellent barrister.”

(Legal 500, 2014)

 

Bridget Williamson is “an effective advocate” who provides “decisive and responsive” advice

(Legal 500, 2013) 

 

Notable Cases

 

Samsul Haque v (1) Muklisha Raja (2) Sheraz Ali Khan [2016] EWHC 1950 (Ch) - a decision on the relationship between the overreaching provisions of the Law of Property Act 1925 and overriding interests under the Land Registration Act 2002

 

County Leasing Asset Management Limited v Mark Glenn Hawkes [2015} EWCA Civ 1251 - a case concerning the circumstances in which a limitation direction can be given when restoring a company to the register


MAN UK Properties Limited v Falcon Investment Limited [2015] EWHC 1324 (Ch)¬ - grant of specific performance of a disputed joint venture on a summary judgment application 

 

County Leasing Asset Management Ltd v Michael Green Plant Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 53

 

National Westminster Bank plc v Msaada Group [2011] EWCA 3423 (Civ)

Re St Georges Property Services (London) Ltd (In Administration) [2011] EWCA Civ 858

 

MacPherson v Wise [2011] EWCA Civ 399

 

TRM Copy Services (UK) Ltd v Lanwall Services Ltd [2009] UKHL 35

 

Areas of Emphasis

 

Commercial litigation

Insolvency: corporate and individual

Property litigation

 

Career & Associations

 

Oxford University (1st class Honours, Modern Languages 1979)

Formerly a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong

Formerly admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales

Called to the Bar 1993

Member of the Chancery Bar Association