Justine Soutter

Head of Dispute Resolution and Employment

About Justine Soutter

14 years’ PQE

I lead the Dispute Resolution and Employment Group which deals with a wide range of disputes. I have a wealth of experience in private and public law.

I started my career working for a Legal 500 ranked City firm advising companies, commercial landlords and high net worth individuals. In 2013, after having my family, I joined the in-house legal team at the Kent County Council where I dealt with high profile, politically sensitive disputes. I then joined Invicta Law in 2017.

My main practice involves advising on complex disputes of all kinds, including highways and property disputes and insolvency.

I am a tenacious litigator and a keen advocate; however, I know that it is often better for clients to resolve their disputes outside of court. I helps clients to resolve their disputes through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution as well through skilful negotiation.

I understand that the majority of clients want a speedy commercial solution to their dispute and to maintain control from a financial point of view. With this in mind, I feel it’s important to ensure each client feels involved and make it a priority to minimise the stress associated with unresolved disputes throughout each case.

I particularly enjoy my work as it allows me to find simple solutions for complicated problems. I strive to make the resolution process as quick and easy as possible.

Areas of expertise

  • Company Law
  • Insolvency
  • Property Litigation
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Misrepresentation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Negligence
I take a very commercial approach to my clients’ problems and deal with them in the same way that I would wish to be dealt with myself.

Justine’s clients praise her for her dedication, speed of reaction and clear, confident advice.

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Client testimonials

“Sarah provides excellent advice, often off the cuff at the end of the phone when urgent matters arise. She is extremely good at explaining the intricacies of planning law in layman’s terms, which is very much appreciated. Sarah is a reliable and conscientious colleague who I do not hesitate to contact for guidance and clarity in often high-pressured situations. She is well respected amongst her peers and colleagues, and officers very much appreciate her knowledge and calming influence.”
Planning & Highways Client
“I am writing in praise of your support. As someone in the firing line of an ultra-aggressive legal team for the first time in my life, this was a traumatic and, at times, upsetting process. You were at my side, dispensing wise and calming counsel throughout. You have been readily available when crises occurred, have been a wonderful listener and, in the end, we reached an outcome that was highly satisfactory for our school and its pupils. I cannot speak highly enough of the way that you handled this case, and I thank you and your firm for the support you gave me. Being a chair of governors, sworn to confidentiality, can be a lonely business! You kept me sane.”
Chair of School Governors
“You’ve been incredibly helpful with this. Thanks for always replying so promptly and for being a star.”
Private Sector Town Planning & Development Consultancy
“The whole team at Invicta Law are really professional, efficient and courteous in their approach to our Development Agreement works. This I find makes my role much easier particularly when this is a specialist subject that I often need to seek their advice with.”
Planning & Highways Client
“The experience has been really top end. Rather than just offering the options, they have given some real solid advice on the best route. It's a good business 'partnering' approach.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service
“Their employment advice has always proved to be sound. I’ve worked with lots of different lawyers in London boroughs and. I’d also say that Invicta Law is the most solution-focused.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service

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