Sylvia specialises in insolvency and business litigation. Her dispute resolution practice is wide-ranging and encompasses company and shareholder disputes as well as cases involving breach of trust and fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and professional negligence claims.
Sylvia has been recognised in the Chambers Guide for her restructuring and insolvency work, and regularly acts for both office holders and individuals in personal and corporate matters in claims relating to antecedent transactions (allegations of creditor preference, transactions at an undervalue and trading whilst insolvent) together with the recovery of assets into the insolvent estates. Also, Sylvia advises and acts for office holders and individuals in insolvency matters outside of a formal litigation process.
In addition, Sylvia also handles property disputes including planning enforcement issues and judicial review and commercial landlord & tenant disputes.
Sylvia also advises and acts on banking & finance issues, including interest rate hedging products.
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- » Insolvency & Restructuring
- » Banking & Finance
- » Defamation & Reputation Management
Sylvia joined Lamport Bassitt in 2007 where she continued to develop her
specialism in insolvency. Previously, Sylvia was an Associate Solicitor with
Lester Aldridge joining that firm in 1996 from a small south coast private
practice. Between 1996 and 2007, Sylvia primarily specialised in
contentious asset finance and consumer credit matters, acting for captive
finance houses and asset based lenders notably in respect of retention of
title and seller/buyer in possession issues as well as breach of warranty and
fraud claims. During that time Sylvia also undertook insolvency litigation
acting for individuals and office holders. Admitted as a solicitor in 1994,
Sylvia had previously qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
whilst working in-house for a life assurance plc.
Acting for an aviation maintenance company in its claims for breach of duty, dishonest assistance, knowing receipt, conspiracy and inducing breach of contract  EWHC 2032 &  EWHC 1353.
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