Demica is a member of our commercial disputes team.
Demica has experience dealing with a variety of commercial litigation disputes, including shareholder disputes, post-acquisition warranty claims, fraud, health and safety matters, property litigation disputes and arbitration. Since qualifying, Demica has supported the disputes team, often as the lead junior, on a variety of cases and regularly supervises trainees.
She joins us from Pinsent Masons where Demica was a highly-regarded member of the Litigation and Regulatory team. Before that she was a Paralegal at Shoosmiths.
Demica has a strong commitment to racial justice and social mobility in the workplace and has supported initiatives which aim to inspire young lives, and which encourage discussions on racial equality.
She speaks fluent Punjabi.
LL.B. (Hons.) – Upper Second (2:1). University of Birmingham
LL.M. International Law: Crime, Justice and Human Rights (Merit), University of Birmingham
Legal Practice Course: Private Acquisitions, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Debt Finance (Distinction), University of Law, Birmingham
Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales, September 2020
Commercial & Financial Disputes
Demica has extensive experience working on a wide range of commercial disputes gained at prior firms, including:
- Acting for 13 companies based in the BVI and Liberia in a claim brought against them for the non-payment of a purported £25 million loan.
- Advising an outdoor and leisure clothing company in respect of a dispute with one of their commercial agents in France.
- Acting for a higher education institution in respect of a US$7.5m claim brought against them for alleged breach of contract, misuse of confidential information and an alternative claim for restitution.
- Acting for a high street retailer in a County Court money claim brought against them by a current employee for unlawful deduction of wages.
- Defending a facilities management company against a £3m breach of contract claim.
- Defending an energy supply company against a breach of contract claim brought by a recruitment agency for non-payment of fees.
- Acting for a computer game developer in an LCIA Arbitration in respect of its claim for unpaid royalties, breach of copyright, trademark infringement and passing off against an American video game developer.
Demica's fraud experience includes:
- Acting for a facilities management and professional services company investigating an employee fraud resulting in annual losses of approximately £2.5m.
- Acting for a retail bank in respect of an appeal against an ICC judgment which found that the bank had forged the Claimant’s signature, resulting in the Claimant being declared bankrupt.
Demica's regulatory experience includes:
- Advising an organisation representing chartered accountants in Australia and New Zealand in respect of their Modern Slavery statement to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- Drafting a Modern Slavery statement on behalf of a hotel management company.