Trudy specialises in commercial litigation and debt recovery matters. The main bulk of her caseload involves defending litigation claims and dealing with consumer contractual disputes. As part of this, she has experience of undertaking ADR to facilitate communication and negotiate settlement with the other parties. Trudy also deals with managing small claims for claimants, securing debts by way of charging orders and enforcing judgments and also has experience in insolvency and bankruptcy.

Her experience with key clients involves advising on the merits of a case from both the legal and commercial perspective, preparing trial bundles, witness statements and cost budgets for small claims, fast and multi-track hearings and liaising closely with Counsel in preparation for hearings and to obtain advice. Preparation of applications for enforcement such as statutory demands, charging orders and bankruptcy petitions.

Trudy is also the lead paralegal for a number of clients and acts as a point of contact within the department.

Trudy became a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in August 2014. 

    Experience

    •    Advising one of our financial sector clients on their Agency bad debt portfolio – merits of cases and likelihood of recovery

    •    Successfully defending a claim brought against a retail client involving alleged breaches of contract and harassment

    •    Successfully defending a long running claim against a consumer media client in respect of adverse credit entry recording, culminating in dealing with a judicial review application lodged by the claimant

    •    Advising and assisting a retail client to recover debts owed with consideration of fraud within the accumulation of the debt.