I’m a partner in our property disputes team. I provide clear and pragmatic advice to help clients achieve their goals.
I have specialised purely in property disputes for over 17 years and have experience in advising on most contentious property issues. I do a lot of work with various London estates and other commercial, residential and mixed use property owning or occupying companies and individuals.
Areas of expertise:
- Landlord and tenant disputes (forfeiture/possession, contested lease renewals, dilapidations, service charge, rent review, breach of covenant)
- Real property disputes (restrictive covenants, easements, adverse possession)
- Development disputes (rights of light, option agreements)
- Property insolvency
- Party wall appeals
- Trespass/Removal of squatters
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 2004
- Member of the Property Litigation Association
Acted for a landlord in successfully forfeiting and subsequently defending a claim from relief from forfeiture on a central London commercial lease for breach of the alienation covenants.
Advising owners of various high street portfolios in connection with tenant insolvencies (CVAs, administrations and liquidations) and recovery of arrears.
Advising a landowner on complex rights to light matter involving numerous multi-tenanted buildings with complicated lease structures.
Acting for the landlord of a high value property in Mayfair in contested lease renewal proceedings, relying on the redevelopment ground, and reaching an advantageous settlement.
Advising tenants in a multimillion pound service charge dispute in connection with a mixed use development in London.
Acting for a garden committee in defending a claim for adverse possession relating to part of a communal garden, which raised various trust law issues as well as the property angle.
Laura is a formidable lawyer who is effective in delivering strong outcomes for mutual clients with the minimum of aggravation.
Bruton Street (Management) Limited
I have worked with Laura on various projects over the last few years and I have always found her to be very approachable and incredibly competent. She is a fantastic source of sound and pragmatic advice.