“Lydia is a superb sport and employment barrister who is very sharp and brilliant to work with.” Chambers & Partners 2024
“We are impressed by her diligence and first-class brain. Her advocacy is pitched at just the right level. Clients love her.” Chambers & Partners 2024
“Lydia is a joy to work with. Her advocacy is clear and persuasive; her cross-examination hits all the right notes. She has very good judgement: she knows when and how to drop weaker points yet is tenacious in pursuing points which are arguable.” Legal 500 2024
“Lydia is never fazed by litigation; she stays calm and takes it in her stride. Her cross-examination is very good and she is absolutely on top of the detail.” Chambers & Partners, 2023
“She is able to digest information at a staggering speed and to identify the most important legal points and arguments in an almost clinical fashion.” Chambers & Partners, 2023
“Lydia Banerjee is known in football; she has a good reputation.” Chambers & Partners, 2023
“Lydia is calm and well prepared, and takes a commercial approach to getting the best result for the client.” Legal 500 – Employment 2023
“Lydia is incredibly commercially minded and pragmatic. Her cross examination style is a particular strength.” Legal 500 – Sport 2023
“Lydia Banerjee-considered, calm and always helpful” – Legal 500, 2023
“She is excellent at cross-examination; she hoovers up the detail and clients love her.” “She manages to grasp the issues deftly and with a great degree of gravitas which belies her years, and she is an approachable and amenable barrister.” – Chambers & Partners – Employment 2022
“Incredibly capable and has an excellent manner.” “She has a spectacular ability to concentrate for a long period of time and she is really thorough.” – Chambers & Partners – Sport 2022
“A highly experienced barrister.” – Legal 500 – Employment 2022
“First and foremost, Lydia understands that sport is a people business and her advice is rooted in a real appreciation of that. She has a calm and measured authority and expertise, based on demonstrable experience.” – Legal 500 – Sport 2022
“An excellent barrister, whose advice is straightforward, pragmatic and to the point, and her client manner is superb and support invaluable” – Legal 500 – Employment 2020
“Very thorough and diligent. Excellent decision-making skills. More than anything, Lydia understands the practicalities and sensitivities of working in the sports sector.” – Legal 500 – Sport -2020
“Adept at dealing with difficult issues before an international audience” – Legal 500 – Sport – 2019
“A future star of the Bar with all the required legal skill sets that exudes a sense of calm control” – Legal 500 – Employment – 2019
“One of the brightest young barristers at the set; she is super-bright, extreme and faultless in her level of preparation and has a fantastic bedside manner” – Chambers and Partners
Lydia is a practical and skilled advocate who integrates her personal and professional experience into her work. As a Director and Company Secretary for over 15 years Lydia appreciates the business context in which disputes arise. As chair of trustees for a registered children’s charity, Lydia has first-hand experience of the financial, regulatory and ethical challenges which face modern organisations.
It is no surprise that Lydia’s practice reflects her practical experience.
- Lydia’s employment work has a particular focus on disability discrimination but also incorporates all areas of tribunal disputes and high court action in relation to bonuses and restrictive covenants.
- Lydia’s injunctive work covers applications for freezing orders, delivery up, interim injunctions particularly in relation to restrictive covenants and other team move related orders.
- Lydia’s sports law work covers work in relation to agency fee disputes, equality issues and disciplinary proceedings.
- Lydia’s commercial practice covers disputes such as contractual interpretation, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes and directors’ duties.
Lydia has significant experience with clients in the financial, insurance, legal and retail sectors.