Lynette Calder (Member)
Date of Call: 2003 (Lincoln's Inn)
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Somerville College, University of Oxford); CPE (City University); BVC (Inns of Court School of Law)
Areas of Practice:
- Land Law; Including Trusts of Land, Adverse Possession, Boundary and Rights of Way disputes, Restrictive Covenants
- Landlord and Tenant; Including Residential Long Leaseholds, Enfranchisement, Service Charge and Covenant disputes as well as Business Tenancies protected and otherwise
- Housing; Including Tenancy disputes, rent actions, breach of covenant, ASBI's, section 21 repossession and deposit protection
- Building disputes
- Contract Law
- Commercial Law
- Employment Law
- Criminal Law - Lynette does not generally practice Crime any longer but does have considerable expertise in Proceeds of Crime, Restraint and Confiscation procedures.
Having come to the Bar after a successful career in Investment Banking, Lynette has developed a practice which utilises much of her previous, commercial experience. Lynette specialises in advising in matters which require specialist legal knowledge including Land, Housing, Contract and Employment law, much of which is either statute based or requires detailed knowledge of case law and constantly developing legal principles. She appears regularly in the County Court as well as the Employment and Upper Tribunal as well as the Higher Courts.
Recent successes include the resolution of a right of way dispute dating back to the 1980's, an action to recover $500,000 wrong held by Liquidators in an insolvency and resisting a Tolata application from a long term partner who claimed a 50% interest of our client's home despite having made no material contribution.
Lynette also has considerable experience in both negotiation and mediation. She is happy to advise on the terms of commercial settlements and to represent clients in mediation or other alternative dispute resolution.
Lynette is regularly instructed to provide pre-litigation advice and is happy to assist in drafting particulars of claim, witness statements and other litigation paperwork within an agreed timescale. Further, she adopts a flexible approach by advising 'as and when' by both telephone and in writing when requested to which both legal representatives and clients alike find useful and of benefit, particularly on long on-going matters.
Lynette adopts a direct approach in that she provides the required advice 'straight to the point' that clients often desire whilst at the same time remaining sensitive to the client's needs.
Memberships: South Eastern Circuit