Nina is an experienced and committed advocate who has an extensive chancery practice. She takes a genuine interest in her cases and solicitors value her approachable nature and ability to explain complex legal issues to lay clients.
Having qualified as both a solicitor and barrister, Nina has experience of the whole aspect of litigation. Nina is able to take a commercial view of cases where necessary to provide clients with sensible, practical advice and is often instructed at the beginning stages of litigation to provide advice in conference and to draft pleadings in her areas of practice. Nina is also available to attend mediations as cases progress and often achieves favourable settlements in what seemed impossible circumstances.
In court, Nina’s years of experience in the County and High Courts, benefit clients who can be confident that their cases will be presented clearly, thoughtfully, and persuasively. Nina is well versed in attending multi day trials as well as interim applications under the CPR, including summary judgment applications, applications to strike out and applications for relief from sanctions.
Alongside her practice areas, Nina is Chambers’ Equality & Diversity Officer and is passionate about equality and diversity at the Bar and wider legal profession, herself navigating and juggling a legal career and motherhood.
Trusts, probate, & estates
Trusts of land
Nina is experienced in a range of trust disputes and is regularly instructed in co ownership disputes in applications for orders for sale of property under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, together with disputes involving proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims.
Probate & estates
Nina is regularly instructed to advise on, draft pleadings, and appear in court or attend mediation on a range of estates disputes including;
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
- Challenges to the validity of wills on the grounds of undue influence and fraud
- Mutual wills
- The construction, interpretation, and rectification of wills
Nina will also accept instructions to advise on non-contentious matters such as will drafting and review.
- Re the estate of CH  Advised on and appeared in a claim relating to a forfeiture clause in a Will, resulting in a favourable settlement for the client.
- Re the estate of SH  Drafted pleadings in a common intention constructive trust dispute, resulting in a favourable settlement before trial.
- Re the estate of NS  Drafted claim in the High Court for rectification of a Will.
- Re the estate of KD  Advised on a potential claim under IPFDA 1975 by the cohabiting partner of the deceased.
- MS v NS  Advised on and drafted an application to enforce the terms of Tomlin Order relating to a probate claim, resulting in the application being consented to before the hearing.
- CJ v TJ  Advised on a claim for an order for sale pursuant to TOLATA 1996 resulting in further settlement negotiations.
- Re the estate of BG  Successfully advised on and represented a client at mediation in a dispute involving the doctrine of ‘mutual wills’.
- Re WM  Advised on and drafted the claim in respect of a successful claim for a vesting order of monies transferred to the Bona Vacantia Department of the Treasury Solicitor.
Nina has extensive experience of residential possession claims and is regularly instructed by private landlords, local authorities and registered social landlords to advise and attend first hearings and trials as well as appeals. Nina is well versed on matters relating to the validity of relevant notices, grounds for possession, deposit protection, disrepair and anti-social behaviour.
In addition to claims in the County Court and High Court, Nina is also instructed in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in relation to service charge disputes involving leasehold premises.
Nina is also sought after in respect of commercial landlord and tenant disputes and is instructed on claims for dilapidations and damages, forfeiture and surrender, rent reviews and claims for new tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Nina is able to advise on matters in relation to boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants and rights of way.
Nina has advised a number of clients and successfully brought claims for misrepresentation relating to the existence of Japanese knotweed.
Nina has experience in relation to enforcement proceedings in relation to land including applications for charging orders and orders for sale.
- TTO v B Ltd  Appeared in the High Court in an application for permission to appeal relating to a claim for lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
- MS v ZB  Successfully obtained an order for possession for a private landlord where allegations of disrepair were advanced.
- LBL v SK  Drafted Reply and Defence to Counterclaim where disability discrimination alleged.
- Advised and drafted pleadings in relation to unregistered land and title problems, including adverse possession arguments.
- TL v MG  Drafted Particulars of Claim and successfully represented Claimant in a claim for misrepresentation against the seller of a property for not declaring the existence of Japanese knotweed.
- AR v EC  Successfully obtained an order for possession and judgment on behalf of the owner a property following a 3 day multi track trial involving claims that the Claimant had agreed to transfer the property to the Defendant.
Banking & financial services
Since being called to the Bar, Nina has acted for banks, well-known high-street lenders and specialist lenders in mortgage possession proceedings and mortgage disputes concerned with fraud, misrepresentation, undue influence and sell to rent back agreements. She also has experience of acting for LPA Receivers and has acted successfully in the Crown Court on behalf of a major bank in an application to vary a restraint order and is regularly instructed to attend applications for contempt of court for breach of return of goods orders involving motor finance companies.
Nina has been instructed on an array of Consumer Credit Act cases including issues concerning debt and asset recovery, second charge lending, invoice finance, default notices and assignment of debt.
In addition to this, Nina is regularly instructed and enjoys frequent success at interim and final hearings in PPI claims involving unfair relationships pursuant to s.140A-s.140C of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. She is fully conversant with the latest legal developments in this area.
Nina further regularly advises and is instructed in claims against a variety of lenders involving breach of fiduciary duties / payment of secret commissions to brokers. Nina is also familiar with the nuances of claims involving motor finance lenders.
- JG v BOS  Successfully defended a lender at a trial alleging unfair relationship pursuant to s.140A-C of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and involving limitation arguments, resulting in the claim being dismissed.
- Lloyds Bank Plc v GB  Successfully obtained dismissal of a claim against the bank at the preliminary hearing.
Insolvency & restructuring
Nina attends personal and commercial insolvency matters in the High Court and County Courts and is well versed in proceedings for winding up petitions and related applications, such as applications for vesting orders and applications for validation orders.
Nina is also instructed in respect of applications pursuant to the Companies Act 2006.
- Nakamura v Armstrong  EWHC 654 (Ch) Acted for the Petitioner which involved consideration of whether the wording of a guarantee was for a ‘liquidated sum’ under s.267(2) IA 1986.
- Successfully secured dismissal of a petition brought by a firm of Solicitors against a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. Nina persuaded the Court not to exercise its discretion to wind up the foreign company when considering the test inBanco Nacional de Cuba v Cosmos Trading Corp  B.C.C. 910.
- Successfully acted for a number of Applicants seeking vesting orders where a company with a large portfolio of properties had gone into liquidation.
- Appeared in the High Court on an appeal involving 271(3) Insolvency Act 1986 where the Court considered whether there had been a reasonable prospect of the petition debt being paid in full within a reasonable time and whether an offer had been unreasonably refused.
- Drafted an application to extend registration of a charge under 859F Companies Act 2006.
Memberships & associations
- The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
- Chancery Bar Association
- London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
- BVC (Very Competent) – Nottingham Law School
- LLB Law (2:1) – Nottingham Trent University
Nina has a young son (& cat and dog) who keep her busy but likes to spend her free time listening to podcasts, reading, going to the theatre or attending a yoga class.
Nina is Persian/Ukrainian and has a basic understanding of Farsi and Ukrainian.
Barrister: Nina Roberts
Address: 1EC, 3 King’s Bench Walk North, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7HR
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