Amy Stroud

Call date: 2004
Email: astroud@elyplace.com
Telephone number: 020 7400 9600

Amy Stroud

Call date: 2004
Email: astroud@elyplace.com
Telephone number: 020 7400 9600

Practice areas

Business Property & private client 

Amy specialises in employment, property and contentious trusts and probate law. A robust advocate, she appears regularly in tribunals, county courts, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the High Court.

Amy has been called to the Bar of Gibraltar and has appeared there and advised on commercial and property matters in that jurisdiction.

She is an experienced adjudicator regularly dealing with claims in the aviation sector.

Business

Amy advises in a variety of commercial matters, with particular experience in director and shareholder disputes, s.994 unfair prejudice petitions, restraint of trade proceedings, agency disputes, wrongful dismissal of senior executives as well as a wide range of insolvency proceedings.

Her practice also extends to commercial advisory work in Gibraltar where she has advised on commercial contract disputes, enforcement proceedings and loan claims as well as diverse commercial property disputes concerning issues as diverse as encroachment, misrepresentation to purchasers and costs.

Commercial cases:

S v HMRC (2018): Successfully obtained an injunction restraining advertisement of an insolvency petition and subsequently dismissal of the petition and an award of indemnity costs for breach of the injunction by HMRC.

S v B Ltd (2017): Secured a high-value settlement of £250k claim brought by senior director following her wrongful dismissal.

Valley Grown Salads v Bassini (2014): Led by Nicholas Stewart QC, Amy secured £4.2 million and a worldwide post-judgment freezing order following a dispute over whether monies her client had paid to the defendant had been loans or shares in Watford FC.

While on secondment to Hassans:

Calyon v Michailidis Phillips and Harland (2007): Worked on these proceedings before the Gibraltar Court concerning whether administrators could rely on the judgment of an Athens court to establish ownership of a collection of valuable furniture. The case went subsequently before the Privy Council – Calyon v Michailidis, Phillips and Harland [2009] UKPC 34.

G v M & L: Advising on prospective claim of breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful interference with oil industry contracts.

Re A: Advising on shareholding dispute and breach of fiduciary duty.

Property & private client

Amy has expertise in both commercial and residential property work appearing in the High Court and county courts. She has acted for clients in landlord and tenant matters, boundary and easement disputes, disrepair and breach of covenant claims, forfeiture actions, business tenancy and residential possession proceedings, lease extension and enfranchisement proceedings as well as boundary and easement disputes. She has experience in unlawful eviction cases and devastavit.

She regularly advises on disputes involving the misrepresentation of property to purchasers and has also advised in a number of recent tree cases.

Amy’s work in this field includes disputes relating to trusts of land including constructive and resulting trusts as well as Inheritance Act matters, wills and probate.

Employment

Amy is an experienced tribunal advocate familiar with the spectrum of claims in that jurisdiction. Her cases include numerous claims of discrimination in in the financial and banking sector as well as unfair dismissal, redundancy, equal pay, insolvency and whistle-blowing actions. In recent years she has been involved in a number of high-profile multi-party trade union and TUPE disputes as well as advising and acting on cross-border service provision changes.

Clients have included multi-nationals, local government, Network Rail, the Metropolitan and City of London police as well as the journalism and charity sectors.

Amy’s practice extends into the civil courts where she has represented clients in claims of discrimination, wrongful dismissal and matters involving breaches of covenant such as confidentiality and restraint of trade.

Notable cases include Wardle v Credit Agricole and Investment Bank [2011] IRLR 819.

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Bar Association, Property Bar Association, Discrimination Law Association, Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Practitioners.

Amy is a member of ELAAS and undertakes Pro Bono work.

Amy undertakes Direct Public Access work.

Regulatory information

Vat number: 888731465

Bar Standards Board