Victoria Webb

Year of call 2009

CClerk

Jack Wheeler
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Victoria has a busy multi-disciplinary practice with a wide client base. She specialises in clinical negligence, employment and discrimination, personal injury and regulatory work, with an additional interest in public and administrative law and inquests.

Victoria undertook her pupillage in Chambers and was called to the Bar in July 2009. Before then, she worked for Amnesty International as a specialist researcher and lobbyist on human rights issues and legislation relating to the Russian Federation.

Victoria speaks fluent Russian, having read Modern Languages at Oxford. She then did an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex, in which she received a distinction.

She has recently been appointed to the C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Employment Law Bar Association;
  • The Industrial Law Society;
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association;
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association.

Victoria advises on judicial review challenges in the healthcare and education sectors. She has advised both students and educational and training bodies in relation to county court and judicial review proceedings relating to claims for failure to make reasonable adjustments to take account of special educational needs. Most recently she provided advice to a training body in the healthcare sector threatened with a judicial review challenge by a trainee consultant whose training had been halted.


Victoria is establishing a significant clinical negligence practice and is regularly instructed in a broad range of medical matters. She has drafted pleadings, advised, and acted in matters relating to delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, hospital acquired infection and failed surgical procedures. Recent cases include acting as junior in Scott v Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust & others [2015] EWHC, a high value military claim arising from the long-term management of compartment syndrome. The claim included allegations of negligence in both primary and secondary healthcare.

Victoria has solid inquest experience which is applicable to all areas of her practice.

Victoria is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Victoria appears regularly in the employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal acting for both employees and employers in the full range of employment matters. She has also appeared in the Court of Appeal, successfully appealing an interlocutory decision on behalf of a Claimant in a discrimination dispute brought in the County Court (Stoute v LTA [2015] 1 WLR 79). She has a broad client base, including companies, private individuals, NHS Trusts, police forces and trade unions. Victoria has a particular interest in holiday pay claims, having advised and represented parties at tribunal in contractual and statutory holiday pay claim disputes. She acted as junior in the Lock v British Gas Trading Limited litigation at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, instructed by Unison legal services ([2016] ICR 503), and acted as junior in large value disputes over holiday pay in the civil aviation sector. She regularly advises on contractual disputes. Other Employment and discrimination experience includes:

Publications

  • Victoria is a contributor to the Atkin’s Court Forms: Employment volume 2013.
  • Victoria has given targeted talks to firms of solicitors and human resources departments including on whistle-blowing, holiday pay, employment law in the armed forces, employment law and dentists, and maternity and parental rights.
  • Victoria is featured in a lexisnexis webinar highlights roundup on You Tube answering a question about holiday pay and bonuses at minutes 4.15 onwards.

Victoria’s busy personal injury practice comprises drafting, advisory and advocacy for claimants and defendants in fast and multi-track proceedings. She has solid experience in employer’s liability, including disease claims, public liability, defective premises and RTA matters.  She has also frequently appeared at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal tribunal and has appeared in the Coroner’s Court on behalf of different interested persons.

Recent cases include:

  • Stoute v LTA [2015] 1 WLR 79: Victoria acted unled on behalf of the Claimant at the Court of Appeal in his appeal concerning service of a claim form
  • Appearing in the Queen’s Bench Division on behalf of a Claimant applying for a declaration of capacity to deal with financial affairs under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Successfully representing claimant resisting a Defendant’s relief from sanctions application (failure to obtain own medical evidence in line with directions) in multi-track personal injury matter
  • Representing claimant on appeal by landlord in Defective Premises Act 1972 claim, exploring the extent of the duty under section 4 of that Act


Victoria has frequently appeared at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal tribunal, on both eligibility and quantum appeals. She has solid experience of inquests, having represented both families and other interested persons at Pre-Inquests reviews and at Inquests, for example representing the family of a factory worker whose exposure to paint and machinery dust was found to have caused his severe lung condition, resulting in a verdict of death by industrial disease.

Victoria accepts instructions on a conditional fee basis.

She is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association.


Victoria is experienced in professional regulatory work, having appeared at the General Pharmaceutical Council, Health and Care Professions Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council on behalf of Registrants at both interim orders panel hearings and final fitness to practice hearings, and has advised in relation to GMC proceedings. She has acted as a junior in injunction matters concerning attempts to restrain internal disciplinary hearings.

Most recently she successfully obtained a conditions of practice order on behalf of a Registrant at the General Pharmaceutical Council, who had been accused of serious misconduct, which he denied. A suspension order would have had a catastrophic effect on him and his family.

  • British Gas Trading Limited v Lock and another, [2016] 2 ICR 503. Represented Mr Lock as junior in this leading holiday pay case concerning the treatment of ‘results-based commission’ in the calculation of holiday pay.
  • Barata v A2 Housing Operations Ltd. Represented Claimant on appeal brought by Landlord in Defective Premises Act 1972 [VW1] claim
  • Isaac Stoute v. LTA Operations Ltd t/a Lawn Tennis Association, [2015] 1 WLR 79. Successfully represented Claimant at Court of Appeal in interlocutory matter concerning whether service of a claim form had been valid in circumstances where the County Court had served a claim form despite a request from the Claimant for solicitor service.
  • Camden Federation of Tenants & Residents Association v Ms S Hayward, UKEAT/0423/13/SM represented Respondent in appeal concerning whether discretion wrongfully exercised in refusing to review application for default judgment
  • C v. NMC (2013). Successfully represented Registrant accused of dishonesty in relation to recording of administration of medication. Charges dismissed.

 

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Victoria has a busy multi-disciplinary practice with a wide client base. She specialises in clinical negligence, employment and discrimination, personal injury and regulatory work, with an additional interest in public and administrative law and inquests.

Victoria undertook her pupillage in Chambers and was called to the Bar in July 2009. Before then, she worked for Amnesty International as a specialist researcher and lobbyist on human rights issues and legislation relating to the Russian Federation.

Victoria speaks fluent Russian, having read Modern Languages at Oxford. She then did an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex, in which she received a distinction.

She has recently been appointed to the C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Employment Law Bar Association;
  • The Industrial Law Society;
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association;
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association.

Victoria advises on judicial review challenges in the healthcare and education sectors. She has advised both students and educational and training bodies in relation to county court and judicial review proceedings relating to claims for failure to make reasonable adjustments to take account of special educational needs. Most recently she provided advice to a training body in the healthcare sector threatened with a judicial review challenge by a trainee consultant whose training had been halted.


Victoria is establishing a significant clinical negligence practice and is regularly instructed in a broad range of medical matters. She has drafted pleadings, advised, and acted in matters relating to delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, hospital acquired infection and failed surgical procedures. Recent cases include acting as junior in Scott v Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust & others [2015] EWHC, a high value military claim arising from the long-term management of compartment syndrome. The claim included allegations of negligence in both primary and secondary healthcare.

Victoria has solid inquest experience which is applicable to all areas of her practice.

Victoria is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association.


Victoria appears regularly in the employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal acting for both employees and employers in the full range of employment matters. She has also appeared in the Court of Appeal, successfully appealing an interlocutory decision on behalf of a Claimant in a discrimination dispute brought in the County Court (Stoute v LTA [2015] 1 WLR 79). She has a broad client base, including companies, private individuals, NHS Trusts, police forces and trade unions. Victoria has a particular interest in holiday pay claims, having advised and represented parties at tribunal in contractual and statutory holiday pay claim disputes. She acted as junior in the Lock v British Gas Trading Limited litigation at the Employment Appeal Tribunal, instructed by Unison legal services ([2016] ICR 503), and acted as junior in large value disputes over holiday pay in the civil aviation sector. She regularly advises on contractual disputes. Other Employment and discrimination experience includes:

Publications

  • Victoria is a contributor to the Atkin’s Court Forms: Employment volume 2013.
  • Victoria has given targeted talks to firms of solicitors and human resources departments including on whistle-blowing, holiday pay, employment law in the armed forces, employment law and dentists, and maternity and parental rights.
  • Victoria is featured in a lexisnexis webinar highlights roundup on You Tube answering a question about holiday pay and bonuses at minutes 4.15 onwards.

Victoria’s busy personal injury practice comprises drafting, advisory and advocacy for claimants and defendants in fast and multi-track proceedings. She has solid experience in employer’s liability, including disease claims, public liability, defective premises and RTA matters.  She has also frequently appeared at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal tribunal and has appeared in the Coroner’s Court on behalf of different interested persons.

Recent cases include:

  • Stoute v LTA [2015] 1 WLR 79: Victoria acted unled on behalf of the Claimant at the Court of Appeal in his appeal concerning service of a claim form
  • Appearing in the Queen’s Bench Division on behalf of a Claimant applying for a declaration of capacity to deal with financial affairs under the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Successfully representing claimant resisting a Defendant’s relief from sanctions application (failure to obtain own medical evidence in line with directions) in multi-track personal injury matter
  • Representing claimant on appeal by landlord in Defective Premises Act 1972 claim, exploring the extent of the duty under section 4 of that Act


Victoria has frequently appeared at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal tribunal, on both eligibility and quantum appeals. She has solid experience of inquests, having represented both families and other interested persons at Pre-Inquests reviews and at Inquests, for example representing the family of a factory worker whose exposure to paint and machinery dust was found to have caused his severe lung condition, resulting in a verdict of death by industrial disease.

Victoria accepts instructions on a conditional fee basis.

She is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association.


Victoria is experienced in professional regulatory work, having appeared at the General Pharmaceutical Council, Health and Care Professions Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council on behalf of Registrants at both interim orders panel hearings and final fitness to practice hearings, and has advised in relation to GMC proceedings. She has acted as a junior in injunction matters concerning attempts to restrain internal disciplinary hearings.

Most recently she successfully obtained a conditions of practice order on behalf of a Registrant at the General Pharmaceutical Council, who had been accused of serious misconduct, which he denied. A suspension order would have had a catastrophic effect on him and his family.

  • British Gas Trading Limited v Lock and another, [2016] 2 ICR 503. Represented Mr Lock as junior in this leading holiday pay case concerning the treatment of ‘results-based commission’ in the calculation of holiday pay.
  • Barata v A2 Housing Operations Ltd. Represented Claimant on appeal brought by Landlord in Defective Premises Act 1972 [VW1] claim
  • Isaac Stoute v. LTA Operations Ltd t/a Lawn Tennis Association, [2015] 1 WLR 79. Successfully represented Claimant at Court of Appeal in interlocutory matter concerning whether service of a claim form had been valid in circumstances where the County Court had served a claim form despite a request from the Claimant for solicitor service.
  • Camden Federation of Tenants & Residents Association v Ms S Hayward, UKEAT/0423/13/SM represented Respondent in appeal concerning whether discretion wrongfully exercised in refusing to review application for default judgment
  • C v. NMC (2013). Successfully represented Registrant accused of dishonesty in relation to recording of administration of medication. Charges dismissed.

 

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