Lisa Down

Lisa Down

Year of Call: 2002

Family, Personal Injury, Crime

+44 (0)115 8961983

Barrister, part-time Senior Lecturer on BPTC.

Lisa’s specialises in Private Family Law matters and Personal Injury.


Lisa is a specialist in family law focussing on private law disputes involving contested contact and residence applications. Lisa is also very experienced in dealing with contested injunction applications (non-molestation, occupation and specific issue injunctions). Lisa is committed to ensuring that representation is provided for those who need it and is able to offer very competitive rates. Lisa is very client centred and her friendly and reassuring approach is well regarded by clients. A most recent client described her as “amazing”.

Personal Injury

Lisa has appeared in the County Court on small claims, infant approval hearings and fast track trials. Lisa has represented both claimants and defendants in road traffic accidents, accidents at work and credit hire. She has appeared at hearings on both liability and quantum and infant claimants at infant approval hearings. Lisa is also available to provide written advices and to draft pleadings in the above fields.

Public Access

Lisa has been certified by the Bar Council to provide Public Access work and is happy to receive enquiries for legal advice, drafting or representation directly from members of the public via our clerks.


Lisa combines practice with teaching. Lisa is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for both the Part Time Bar Professional Training Course and the LLM in Bar Practice at Northumbria University where she has taught for fourteen years. Lisa has been accredited by the Advocacy Training Committee (ATC), now known as the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) and teaches advocacy on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Lisa also teaches evidence on the BPTC and family law to the undergraduate students

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