Lorraine is a general commercial disputes lawyer with extensive experience of high-value, high-profile and complex cases acting for both claimants and defendants. Her clients include world leading businesses within a wide range of industries.

She has particular expertise in large group actions, including securities litigation, and commercial fraud as well as banking and financial services disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and jurisdiction challenges.



Lorraine is ranked in The Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner” for commercial litigation (premium).  She is recognised as a key lawyer and described as “superb with clients, a natural team leader, very commercial, and good on detail – a pleasure to work with” as well as “highly organized and efficient”.

Previous editions of The Legal 500 have noted Lorraine’s “deep experience of heavy litigation”, praising her “strong client focus and empathetic style ensuring excellent and highly effective client engagement” and her “superb client skills”. She has also been described as “a star” who is “fantastic with clients” and someone who “works incredibly hard”, as well as a “key person to have on the team”.


  • Reassure Limited and another v Petrofac Limited: acting for a group of institutional investors in the securities action brought against Petrofac Ltd
  • Boettcher v Xio (UK) LLP & Ors: advising on commercial fraud and misrepresentation claim brought in the Commercial Court against a firm and its former partners
  • Phones 4U Ltd (in administration) v EE Ltd & Ors: advised on the £1 billion Phones 4U litigation concerning allegations of anti-competitive arrangements by mobile network operators
  • Advising world leading online spread-betting and CFD trading company, in relation to various multi-jurisdictional disputes
  • Re Core VCTs: acted for the liquidators of three venture capital trusts investigating allegations concerning the former manager and liquidators of the companies
  • Acted for 313 institutional investors in the group litigation against RBS regarding its 2008 £12 billion rights issue


Lorraine trained at Ashurst, qualifying in March 2010. She worked in Ashurst’s dispute resolution team until October 2015, when she joined Stewarts. Read Lorraine’s full career story here.

Accreditations and Memberships

Lorraine is a member of the LSLA (London Solicitors Litigation Association).



Lorraine mentors others within the legal profession, particularly parental leave returners, and is a member of Stewarts’ parent buddy scheme. Her interests outside work include music, reading, baking and spending time in the countryside (preferably the North York Moors) whenever she can escape London. She has a passion for property renovation, interior design and antiques. Lorraine has two young children and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and two Siberian cats.