Victoria Heasman

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Barrister

Victoria joined Chambers in October 2014 after the successful completion of her pupillage, and has developed a special interest in contractual disputes. She has represented clients at trial in credit hire and breach of contract claims and has experience of insolvency and landlord and tenant disputes.

She undertakes general civil litigation, including small claim and fast track trials, and is instructed to settle pleadings and advise on a range of matters including breach of contract claims.

Recent cases include
  • Successfully representing a company defending a breach of contract claim brought by a recruitment agency.
  • Appearing in a holiday claim case which involved claims for loss of enjoyment and loss of value.
  • Advising a claimant in a claim against building contractors for defective works.
  • Successfully defending a company which was being sued for failure to pay professional fees.

Qualifications

2011 to 2012       BPTC, University of the West of England (Outstanding)

2007 to 2010       Law LLB, University of Bristol

Awards

Inner Temple Pegasus Scholarship, 2016

Inner Temple Outstanding BPTC Prize, July 2012

Interests

Victoria is a qualified SCUBA diver and enjoys singing.

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  • Employment - 8, December
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    Employment Relations Authority – a different approach

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    It is now officially summer here in New Zealand and to completely confuse me I had my first mince pie on the first day of summer! No white Christmas for me this year! Since my last blog I have visited the Employment Relations Authority (ERA), something I have mentioned in a couple of my previous … Continue reading Employment Relations Authority – a different approach

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  • Crime - 23, November
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    Earthquakes and gang culture – an update from New Zealand

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    The last few weeks have been hectic, both in court and outside. Having been due to spend two weeks with the Crown Law Office (the body which provides legal advice and representation services to the government) I flew to Wellington on 13 November only to be woken at midnight by my hotel room shaking. New … Continue reading Earthquakes and gang culture – an update from New Zealand

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  • Crime - 27, October

    A Sex Offenders Register for New Zealand

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    Since my last blog the Employment Law Conference was held in Auckland, a national conference for employment lawyers which is only held every two years. I attended with my colleagues and the timing was perfect: a thorough and interesting initiation into life at the New Zealand employment bar with a chance to see some of … Continue reading A Sex Offenders Register for New Zealand

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