Thea specialises in business sale and purchase disputes.

She has acted for a wide range of clients from Plcs to individuals in a wide range of matters, obtaining urgent remedies such as search orders and other prohibitive injunctions.


  1. Achieving at mediation an advantageous settlement on behalf of pension trustees and the employer of their professional negligence claim against former legal advisers to the pension scheme.
  2. Obtaining a search order and injunctive relief against ex-employees misusing the client’s confidential information, successfully protecting the confidential information and stopping significant damage to the client’s business.
  3. Successfully defending a breach of warranty claim for £11m and recovering unpaid consideration of over £1m for the clients.
  4. Helping a client reach a resolution without issuing court proceedings in respect of a dispute regarding the failure of fans on an offshore oil rig.
  5. Successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English courts under the Recast Brussels Regulation, setting aside the claim against the client for £3m and recovering the client’s costs.