Sandra has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on insurance, shipping, commodities and energy.

Sandra regularly appears in Court and in International Arbitration proceedings. She has experience acting as sole advocate and with leading counsel. Recent work includes appearing in the Supreme Court in the jurisdiction dispute between hull & machinery insurers and the mortgagee bank in Aspen Underwriting Ltd and others v Credit Europe Bank NV and others (the Atlantik Confidence) [2017] EWHC 1904; [2018] EWCA Civ 2590; a dispute under a directors & officers policy of insurance raising a number of issues relating to breach of warranty and notification and various disputes concerning fuel oil quality issues.

Many of Sandra’s cases involve jurisdiction issues and applications for interim relief. She particularly enjoys working on these cases and has been instructed to appear in a number of jurisdiction challenge, anti-suit injunction and freezing injunction hearings.

Sandra is recommended in multiple fields in Chambers and Partners (Shipping & Commodities, Energy & Natural Resources) and Legal 500 (Commodities, Energy, Insurance, International Arbitration and Shipping) where recent comments include:

  • “She is ahead of her call; she’s bright, user-friendly, quick and reliable.”
  • “She is charming to work with and extremely bright and capable.”
  • “she takes the right points and presents well.”
  • “Extremely bright, talented and commercial; she grasps the nettle and takes out the sting.”

Sandra was nominated for International Arbitration Junior of the Year in the Legal 500 2020 awards.