Lydia has a busy junior practice dividing her time between court work and advisory work. In line with the broader chambers specialisms Lydia’s core areas of practice are commercial law, sports law and employment law. Lydia’s commercial practice encompasses disputes including contractual interpretation, professional negligence and directors’ duties. Lydia's sports law work covers work in relation to agency fee disputes, arbitrations and disciplinary proceedings. Lydia’s employment work has a particular focus on disability discrimination but also incorporates all areas of tribunal disputes and high court action in relation to bonuses and restrictive covenants.
Prior to commencing pupillage Lydia gained significant commercial experience at Deloitte in their indirect tax division working, in part, with the in house legal team. She is also able to draw on personal experience as a director of two private limited companies. The first is an investment company with a mixed portfolio, Lydia has been a Director and Assistant Company Secretary since 2004. The second is a new enterprise focussing on property development. Alongside her business interests Lydia is the chair of a registered children’s charity, Rafiki.
Lydia’s personal and professional experiences mean that she understands commercial and employment matters from within the industry enabling her to provide practical and tactical advice alongside sound legal analysis.
Some client comments include:
“Lydia was really outstanding. Her preparation, advocacy skills and manner with the client were second to none and I would have no hesitation in using her again.”
“My deepest compliments for the professionalism, dedication and prescience of Lydia Banerjee”
“Lydia was superb throughout - she'd prepped thoroughly and was great with the client and the Tribunal”
“A lawyer who has not only advised on the law but thought tactically and intelligently”