Victoria Morgan

Called:2005 Inner Temple

Specialisms:Commercial, Crime, Financial & Regulatory Crime, Family, Direct Public Access

 

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

 

St. John’s College, Oxford, BA (Hons) Geography (First Class)

University of Coventry, PhD (Urban consumer space in eighteenth-century England)

Birmingham University, Graduate Diploma in Law

Nottingham Law School, Bar Vocational Course

Inner Temple Major Scholarship

Oxford University Gibbs Prize

 

 

PRACTICE

 

Victoria's practice is focused on family law and civil disputes. Her civil practice is principally in matters arising from contractual disputes and claims which have a cross-over with family law (e.g.Tolata proceedings). Victoria continues to undertake some criminal work, particularly in the field of prison law and licensing matters.  She is described by clients as an 'intelligent and sensitive' advocate, who is always well prepared with an eye for detail.  She is equally comfortable in negotiations as on her feet in court.  Victoria accepts instructions on a direct access basis. 

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Family

 

Victoria’s expertise includes public and private children cases, financial remedy proceedings, Family Law Act injunctions, divorce and nullity proceedings.

 

Her experience of financial remedy proceedings includes cases in the High Court, where she has dealt with cross-jurisdictional issues.  In line with her background in common law, she has a particular awareness of the impact of other areas of law, including insolvency/ bankruptcy, confiscation and proceeds of crime, and the prosecution of breaches of injunctions in the criminal courts.   In public law matters, she acts for all parties including Local Authorities.  She is often instructed on behalf of clients who are vulnerable and/or have special needs.   She is very experienced in private law children matters, routinely dealing with issues such as hostility to contact, drug and alcohol issues, parent/carer in custody, residence and living arrangements.  She is often instructed at an early stage in proceedings to achieve a swift resolution.  Victoria continues to accept instructions in both private and legal aid matters.

 

Civil

 

Victoria’s civil practice has a particular emphasis on contractual disputes and claims which have a cross-over with family law, including TOLATA proceedings.  She also undertakes work in personal injury matters, including road traffic accidents, occupier’s liability, and slip and trip claims.  She advises on liability, evidence and quantum in cases at various levels and settling pleadings.  Victoria is willing to consider instructions on a conditional fee basis.

 

Crime and prison law

 

During her early practice at the Bar, Victoria was frequently instructed in criminal matters and gained extensive experience prosecuting and defending in the Magistrates, Youth Court and Crown Courts.   Areas of particular expertise included civil proceedings in a criminal context, including licencing, ASBOs and closure orders.  She continues to accept instructions on a private basis in licencing appeals, DVLA matters, road traffic offences.  She is particularly interested in prison law and is routinely instructed in prison law matters, adjudications and parole board hearings.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Family Law Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Criminal Bar Association

 

 

INTERESTS

 

Eighteenth-century urban development.  Victoria has co-authored a book on consumerism in this period and has also published articles.  She retains her interest by giving seminars at local history groups.