Lois Horne Partner

Lois advises financial institutions, corporates and entrepreneurs on a broad range of complex, cross-border commercial matters, with particular experience in corporate and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, banking litigation and financial crime.

Lois has broad experience in acting for corporates across a range of sectors, including financial services, aviation, energy, retail, beverages and commodities.

Lois advises a wide variety of corporates or individuals with corporate interests across a range of sectors. Lois' work ranges from advising on post-deal warranty and indemnity disputes, valuation issues, shareholder rights and unfair prejudice claims, banking disputes concerning complex financial products and breach of contract claims. Lois also advises on directors’ duties and employment issues with respect to senior officers, team moves and breaches of confidence. As well as advising on the resolution of disputes, Lois advises on the prevention of and investigation into financial crime, including bribery and fraud. 

Lois is often involved in dealing with highly sensitive matters which go to the heart of a corporate’s commercial objectives. Lois understands the importance of resolving disputes in the context of broader commercial, reputational and often regulatory contexts and her breadth of experience enables her to deploy a smart strategy to achieve her client’s objectives in a pro-active manner as a dispute evolves.  

Lois’ work is cross-border, often advising a foreign party on English law disputes whether based in the UK or elsewhere, including India, Africa, US, and Asia, as well as throughout Europe. Lois has expertise in the High Court and in arbitration, as well as expert determination and alternative dispute resolution.

Lois also works on contentious employment matters and has over 13 years' experience working on all forms of litigation in the Employment Tribunal.

Lois is a member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association and the Commercial Litigation Association. Lois is also a qualified solicitor-advocate.


What people are saying


"Lois Horne is 'fantastic'."

The UK Legal 500 2018

"Lois 'sees all the angles for the client and thinks several moves ahead'."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"She 'thinks through problems very thoroughly and analytically'."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"Lois Horne’s 'advice and understanding is second to none'."

The UK Legal 500 2016

"Lois Horne is highly rated."

The UK Legal 500 2015