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Teaching Associate

CV / Biography

Marie Louise is a barrister at 2 Temple Gardens, specialising in private international law. She is instructed on jurisdiction, choice of law and related issues in a wide variety of areas including environmental law, human rights, personal injury, product liability and commercial law. She has a particular reputation for appellate work involving novel points of law. In the last few years she has appeared in 5 cases in the Supreme Court including acting for the Claimants in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20, a landmark jurisdiction dispute in a group environmental claim concerning copper mining in Zambia; and acting for the Defendant in Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings Inc [2017] UKSC 80, the litigation arising out of the death of Professor Sir Ian Brownlie QC. Other recent work includes acting for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Kenyan Emergency group litigation, a claim by 42,000 Kenyans arising out of the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s. She has particular expertise on Rome II as well as in cases involving the application of foreign law by English courts.

Marie Louise read Law at Gonville and Caius College and, at the start of her career at the Bar, she supervised EU law at Cambridge.