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Diane has more than 30 years of experience in the Commodities sector. She has been awarded the 2019 Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for Commodities: Physical in recognition of constant praise by clients for continued excellence and is recognised by the 2018 UK Best Lawyers List and 2015 London Super Lawyers List. Diane is consistently named as a top practitioner in Commodities in both Legal 500 and Chambers:

  • Chambers UK 2019 “she is one of the leading commodity litigators in London and is just outstanding, with a huge reputation”
  • Legal 500 UK 2019 “has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the industry and the law, and gives swift, clear and concise advice” 
  • Chambers UK 2018 “very reliable and prompt in responding”
  • Acritas Stars, 2018 “she is really one of the best at what she does”
  • Chambers UK 2017 "good, sound, commercial advice"
  • Chambers UK 2016 “Diane is just brilliant. She is calm, she is collected, and she has been there, seen it and done it.” 
  • Legal 500 UK 2016 ‘very effective operator, who ‘cuts to the point and gets outstanding results’
  • Chambers UK 2015 “one of the best in the field, quite a hard act to follow, and very, very experienced” 
  • Legal 500 UK 2014 “at the top of the league” 
  • Chambers UK 2014 “tremendous experience and no nonsense approach” 
  • Chambers UK 2013 “efficient and strong” 
  • Legal 500 UK 2013 “better equipped than most to provide clear, commercial advice”
  • Chambers UK 2012 “vast expertise … thorough and concise” 
  • Legal 500 UK 2012 “well respected” 
  • Legal 500 UK 2011 “thorough, concise and honest” 
  • Chambers UK 2011 “very sharp, very analytical” 
  • Legal 500 UK 2010 “outstanding” 

Credentials

  • University of Cambridge, M.A., Law, Hons, First Class
  • Harvard University, LL.M., International Law

  • England and Wales
  • Solicitor Advocate (All Higher Courts)