Solicitor at Tozers LLP

Tozers LLP

Jill Headford

Solicitor - Partner and Solicitor

SRA ID: 148312

A Commercial Dispute Resolution Partner and experienced Court and Tribunal Advocate, Jill specialises in resolving disputes and is a member of the Property Litigation Association. Cases of interest: -Resolving a long-running, sixteen party dispute about contributions to the cost of upkeep of a commercial estate road, eventually requiring issue in the Chancery Division of the High Court but settled earl in the action. -Acting on behalf of a wildlife trust in defending a claim brought by a neighbouring landowner who denied their right of access to their nature reserve. -Guiding and achieving a successful team move from a professional practice against fierce opposition from the remaining partners. Team now prospering in its new practice. -Annulment of bankruptcy of a client who owned c.£3m freehold assets necessitating careful negotiation with the Trustee in Bankruptcy (represented by a city firm and specialist insolvency counsel) and the petitioning creditors (a national utility supplier represented by in house legal counsel). -Obtaining a landmark ruling for a limited company in a claim against Barclays for mis-selling a complex hedge fund derivative product (these arrangements are also known as “SWAPs”, “interest rate hedging products” or “IRHP’s”) -Defending a group action against a holiday park owner based on misrepresentation about holiday use -Substantial settlement against a commercial landlord who unreasonably refused to consent to the assignment of a lease -Injunction claim against an outgoing recruitment agency employee for breach of restrictive covenants and mis-use of confidential information -Setting aside an erroneous court order which wrongfully purported to dispose of trust assets -Successful settlement of a claim arising out of terms of use of an online trading platform Areas of special legal interest are: -Land and property disputes – for example over boundaries, covenants and rights of way, often with major commercial significance. -Company, Partnership and LLP disputes including break ups and team moves. -Landlord and Tenant matters, both commercial and residential. -Employment Law advocacy in the employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal for large national clients. -Intellectual Property disputes. Jill heads a small team of IP Lawyers who advise on brand protection including registration of trade marks, protection of copyright and the law relating to the internet and data protection. -Equine Law. A keen horsewoman and owner of four horses (you can never have too many!) and a successful BD competitor, she has many clients with equine connections and very considerable experience of resolving horse related disputes, usually purchase or ownership disputes but some involving property and planning issues. Jill qualified as a solicitor in 1990.

Broadwalk House, Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1UA

Licensed for 30 years

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John
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December 02, 2020 20201202000000

Housing & Property

5

John recommends Tozers LLP

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

A representative from Tozers LLP responded to this review on 05 January, 2021

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback you have given us and look forward to working with you in the future.

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mark
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November 05, 2020 20201105205207

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

5

The service provided was first class--in particular you were: Proactive--I was contacted quickly when I enquired about my issue. Engaged--Jill was interested in the issue and was clearly applying herself fully to it. Intelligent analysis--The issue was well understood. Challenge--I was challenged on my views and thoughts so that alternative arguments were explored. Support--I feel that you are very much on my side.

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

A representative from Tozers LLP responded to this review on 09 November, 2020

Hi Mark We strive to ensure our clients feel heard and understand the process all the way through. Thank you for taking the time to leave such detailed feedback, which will be passed on to Jill and her team.

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November 03, 2020 20201103000000

Personal Injury

5

Susan Carol recommends Tozers LLP

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

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laura stevens
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November 02, 2020 20201102205202

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

5

please use my feedback at the beginning as feedback

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

A representative from Tozers LLP responded to this review on 09 November, 2020

Thank you Laura!

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Consumer

5

Jenni recommends Tozers LLP

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5

Jeremy J R recommends Tozers LLP

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Ben
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October 15, 2020 20201015115816

Jill Headford.

5

We have used Jill and her team to support us with several disputes in the last 15 years. Every dispute has resulted in a positive outcome for us and impact on our business has been minimal. I cannot rate highly enough.

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

A representative from Tozers LLP responded to this review on 16 October, 2020

Thank you for your positive review Ben. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and are glad that we could help and support you. Our clients' views are important to us and help us constantly improve the way we do business. Thank you again, Jill Headford

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Jane Pearce
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October 03, 2020 20201003205209

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

5

Jill was positive, forthright, professional and dealt with a difficult purchasers in an efficient manner. I had not worked with Jill before but was impressed with the service received.

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

A representative from Tozers LLP responded to this review on 05 October, 2020

Thank you for your positive review Jane. We appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and are glad that we could help and support you. Our clients' views are important to us and help us constantly improve the way we do business. Thank you again Jill Headford

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Jane Pearce recommends Tozers LLP

5

Jane Pearce recommends Tozers LLP

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

A representative from Tozers LLP responded to this review on 30 October, 2020

Thank you Jane.

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Mark
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September 30, 2020 20200930010000

Dispute Resolution

5

Mark recommends Tozers LLP

Solicitor named in this review: Jill Headford

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About Jill Headford

A Commercial Dispute Resolution Partner and experienced Court and Tribunal Advocate, Jill specialises in resolving disputes and is a member of the Property Litigation Association. Cases of interest: -Resolving a long-running, sixteen party dispute about contributions to the cost of upkeep of a commercial estate road, eventually requiring issue in the Chancery Division of the High Court but settled earl in the action. -Acting on behalf of a wildlife trust in defending a claim brought by a neighbouring landowner who denied their right of access to their nature reserve. -Guiding and achieving a successful team move from a professional practice against fierce opposition from the remaining partners. Team now prospering in its new practice. -Annulment of bankruptcy of a client who owned c.£3m freehold assets necessitating careful negotiation with the Trustee in Bankruptcy (represented by a city firm and specialist insolvency counsel) and the petitioning creditors (a national utility supplier represented by in house legal counsel). -Obtaining a landmark ruling for a limited company in a claim against Barclays for mis-selling a complex hedge fund derivative product (these arrangements are also known as “SWAPs”, “interest rate hedging products” or “IRHP’s”) -Defending a group action against a holiday park owner based on misrepresentation about holiday use -Substantial settlement against a commercial landlord who unreasonably refused to consent to the assignment of a lease -Injunction claim against an outgoing recruitment agency employee for breach of restrictive covenants and mis-use of confidential information -Setting aside an erroneous court order which wrongfully purported to dispose of trust assets -Successful settlement of a claim arising out of terms of use of an online trading platform Areas of special legal interest are: -Land and property disputes – for example over boundaries, covenants and rights of way, often with major commercial significance. -Company, Partnership and LLP disputes including break ups and team moves. -Landlord and Tenant matters, both commercial and residential. -Employment Law advocacy in the employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal for large national clients. -Intellectual Property disputes. Jill heads a small team of IP Lawyers who advise on brand protection including registration of trade marks, protection of copyright and the law relating to the internet and data protection. -Equine Law. A keen horsewoman and owner of four horses (you can never have too many!) and a successful BD competitor, she has many clients with equine connections and very considerable experience of resolving horse related disputes, usually purchase or ownership disputes but some involving property and planning issues. Jill qualified as a solicitor in 1990.

Languages Spoken: English, French

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Tozers LLP

Broadwalk House

Southernhay West

Exeter

Devon



Phone 01392 667688

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15/11/90

09/03/20

We found no instances of professional misconduct for this solicitor

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