Daisy Brown

Year of call: 2006

"She is very quick in terms of providing relevant facts and strategic advice. She is very user-friendly and a go-to for the interesting matters."
Chambers UK 2018

Daisy Daisy

Daisy has a broad chancery practice encompassing property, insolvency and commercial litigation and advisory work. She appears regularly in the High Court and County Court and has experience in the Court of Appeal. She has been recommended in Chambers and Partners since 2010.

Property & Estates

Daisy deals with all aspects of property work including:

  • TLATA claims
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Possession claims
  • Right of way and boundary disputes
  • Inheritance Act claims

Recent instructions have included several cases concerning claims by partners / spouses to an equity of exoneration, advising in relation to claims to beneficial interests arising under constructive trusts or proprietary estoppel and a claim for misrepresentation against a property vendor. She has particular experience in TLATA applications arising out of ancillary relief proceedings.

Significant Cases

  • Baker v Rowe (2010) 2 Costs LR 175 [2010] 1 FLR 761 [2010] FCR 413 [2010] Fam Law 17 - The general rule in ancillary relief proceedings that there be no order as to costs between the parties did not apply to two parties who had intervened in those proceedings to establish a beneficial interest in the matrimonial home as these were not “ancillary relief proceedings” for the purposes of the rule.

Insolvency

Daisy has experience of a broad range of insolvency applications, both personal and corporate, including:

  • Bankruptcy petitions
  • Possession and sale applications
  • Transaction avoidance claims (voidable preferences, transactions at an undervalue; transactions defrauding creditors)
  • Misfeasance claims
  • Administrations
  • Winding up petitions
  • Voluntary liquidations
  • Prohibited names (s 216 of the Insolvency Act 1986)

Recent instructions include an application to challenge the chairman's valuation for the purposes of voting at a creditors' meeting, acting for a liquidator seeking injunctive relief in a misfeasance claim against 2 company directors, acting for a trustee in bankruptcy defending an application to challenge to his remuneration and acting for a former bankrupt in an application under s281(5) to be released from an obligation to pay a lump sum payment.

Significant Cases

  • Day v Shaw & Anor [2014] EWHC 36 (Ch) - Whether a wife was entitled to an equity of exoneration as between herself and her husband in her capacity as surety for his personal guarantee in circumstances where she also stood as co-surety with her husband for his company’s debt. 
  • James Robert Tucker & Jeremy Spratt (Joint Supervisors of Energy Holdings No.3 (In Liquidation)) v Goldfields Mining LLC [2009] 1 BCLC 567 [2009] BPIR 704 [2010] BCC 544 - Construing the terms of a creditors’ voluntary arrangement so as to enable the supervisors to admit late claims by creditors who had not received notice of the meeting
  • Karsten v Markham [2010] 1 FCR 523 - Trial involving issues of undue influence, non est factum, misrepresentation and fraud.

Commercial

Daisy has experience in drafting and advocacy in commercial disputes including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Misrepresentation
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Sale of goods
  • Interference with goods

Banking & Finance

Daisy's banking & financial services expertise includes:

  • Contested mortgagee possession proceedings
  • Enforcement of guarantees and other securities for both lenders and borrowers
  • Applications for orders for sale by charge holders

Recent work has included several cases involving acting for the bank in response to claims of undue influence and negligence and a claim by a partner to defeat the bank's charging order due on the grounds of an equity of exoneration.

Recommendations


CHAMBERS UK 2018

Restructuring/Insolvency

Leading Junior - Band 2

Focuses significantly on insolvency as part of her broader chancery practice, which extends to commercial litigation and advisory work. She is an experienced junior who has appeared in court at all levels, including the Court of Appeal. She also frequently advises insolvency practitioners on recovery and other contentious issues.

Strengths: "She is very quick in terms of providing relevant facts and strategic advice. She is very user-friendly and a go-to for the interesting matters."


CHAMBERS UK 2017

Restructuring/Insolvency

Leading Junior - Band 2

Focuses significantly on insolvency as part of her broader chancery practice, which extends to commercial litigation and advisory work. She is an experienced junior who has appeared in court at all levels, including the Court of Appeal.


CHAMBERS UK 2016

Restructuring/Insolvency

Leading Junior - Band 2

Has a broad practice which encompasses corporate insolvency advice and litigation. She is particularly noted for her expertise in insolvency cases relating to property.

Strengths: "She's very approachable, easy to work with and is very commercial in her approach."

Recent work: Represented the liquidator in a misfeasance claim against the former directors of a company. 


CHAMBERS UK 2015

Restructuring/Insolvency

Leading Junior - Band 2

Has a broad chancery and commercial practice, as well as being an experienced property and insolvency adviser and litigator. Her insolvency work covers both corporate and personal issues, and she is highly recommended by sources in both areas.

Recent work: She was instructed to act in a contested winding-up petition in First Choice Build Grovup v Seasons Solutions Ltd.


CHAMBERS UK 2014

Insolvency

Has a broad practice encompassing both corporate and personal insolvency work.

Recent work: Appeared as a junior to Stephen Davies QC in an appeal regarding the interpretation of a clause within a company voluntary arrangement.


CHAMBERS UK 2013

Insolvency

Daisy Brown is admired by peers and solicitors alike. Recent notable instructions for her include an appeal regarding the interpretation of a clause within a Company Voluntary Arrangement and the time limits it determined.


CHAMBERS UK 2012

Insolvency

Daisy Brown is admired for her considerable expertise in both corporate and personal insolvency matters.


CHAMBERS UK 2011

Insolvency

Up and Coming: Daisy Brown continues to impress market commentators with her "extraordinary degree of knowledge and her fantastic success rate." One solicitor said of her: "She just never seems to lose cases!"


CHAMBERS UK 2010

Insolvency

Daisy Brown is one of the more junior tenants at Guildhall Chambers. She has impressed a number of sources with her "extensive degree of insolvency law knowledge" and is seen as being "extremely bright, direct, accurate and proactive."