Carlyn is a Senior Associate (Solicitor Advocate) within the Commercial Disputes Team, Commercial Division. She advises businesses on a range of commercial claims, in particular, corporate litigation, complex breach of contract claims including trade disputes, supply of goods and services disputes and breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenants claims and shareholder, member and board disputes.
Her clients include professional advisors, manufacturers and service providers.
Carlyn also manages the enforcement of judgments and works with Kennedys’ offices across the UK and internationally to enforce judgments against debtors with assets in England & Wales. She gives practical and commercial advice on the recovery of debts.
Carlyn graduated with a 2:1 degree in Law (LLB(Hons)) from the University of Liverpool in 2004. She then completed her LPC at the College of Law in Chester.
Carlyn was a law tutor at the University of Liverpool in 2005 to 2006, teaching mainly contract and business law to undergraduates. She has a particular interest in the training and development of junior lawyers.
Carlyn is a qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings) with a particular interest in advocacy. In 2014, Carlyn obtained a Masters Degree in Laws in Advocacy (LLM) with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Her dissertation examines the efficiency and effectiveness of oral and written submissions in interim advocacy, post Jackson reforms. Her interest in this subject matter continues and she often provides comment on the digitisation and technological developments of the courts from 2020.
Carlyn is commercially astute and has a published article in the art of negotiation. She has written an electronic publication for Kennedys on the Key to Good Advocacy and teaches skills workshops internally. She has extensive experience in negotiating settlements and engaging in Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation.
- Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2008
- Qualified as a solicitor-advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in civil law in 2013