- (Barrister) Head of Competition
Trudy has 27 years of specialist experience advising on all aspects of competition law. She has enjoyed a number of prestigious secondments including at the UK’s Competition Commission (now Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)), supporting the Chairman and Director of Policy, and as a Stagiare in DG Competition in Brussels. Trudy also enjoyed in-house positions as Head of Legal at Volkswagen UK and as Head of External Competition Engagement at Lloyds Banking Group. The variety of these roles has allowed her to ‘sit on each side of the fence’ and gain a very rounded perspective on the application of competition law.
Trudy has advised across a wide range of industry sectors, including the motor industry, pharmaceuticals / IP and various regulated sectors (electricity, water, telecoms, financial services and healthcare).
Client feedback: “Her knowledge of this complex area of law is excellent and we feel that we can rely upon her for robust and accurate advice. She is prompt to respond to queries and always meets the demanding deadlines we set.”
In addition to being ranked in the Hall of Fame by Legal 500 and as a Leading Individual (Tier 1) by Chambers, Trudy is also independently rated as a ‘stand out lawyer’ by Acritas Stars.
Trudy also recently completed a three year appointment as a Non-Executive Director at a local NHS Foundation Trust.
In their words
"The key to what makes an excellent competition lawyer is someone that is prepared and able to make that difficult judgement call on a complex area of law which affects the commercial strategy of the client. It is a very strategic role – competition goes to the heart of what an organisation does and how it does it, impacting the perceptions of customers and investors as well as other market operators. Knowledge of the rules is taken as given – it is the experience and judgement of the competition advisor on which the client will rely."