Isabel read law at Jesus College, Cambridge. Having trained at Carter-Ruck, she qualified with the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2011. Isabel is a Solicitor-Advocate, having obtained Higher Rights of Audience in 2007.
Isabel specialises in defamation and privacy law, and in general commercial litigation.
As part of her libel practice Isabel acts for high-profile individuals (including a number of leading Members of Parliament), corporations and charities. She has a number of Middle Eastern clients, and has advised governments from the region on a number of non-media disputes, and has also represented government officials and royal family members in libel actions.
Isabel continues to act for Kate and Gerry McCann, having worked with partner Adam Tudor in bringing libel complaints following a sustained media campaign of false allegations concerning the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine. Mr and Mrs McCann obtained unprecedented front page apologies from the Daily Express, Daily Star and their sister Sunday titles, in addition to £550,000 in damages for libel (all of which were paid to the fund set up to find Madeleine).
Isabel’s commercial litigation practice includes professional negligence cases against solicitors and major financial institutions, and she has brought a number of successful high-value financial misselling actions on behalf of high net worth individuals against leading banks. She also advises on high value breach of contract matters, and company disputes.
The legal directory Chambers and Partners has described Isabel as “industrious and talented” and a “rising star” with a “concise and efficient approach”.