T: 01789 206149 or 07469 354936
Specialist in property dispute resolution and contentious probate resolution.
I advise on all areas of law relating to property and land and have led Lodders’ fast-growing Dispute Resolution team since joining the firm in 2015. I bring substantial experience gained over nearly 30 years’ of advising companies (including FTSE 100 companies), partnerships and private clients in many areas including:
- Landlord and tenant (for example lease renewals and dilapidations)
- Easements such as rights of way and rights to light
- Party walls
- Proprietary estoppel
- Claims to interests in land and property, for example by co-habitees
- Development projects and agreements
My expertise as above extends to agricultural matters, acting for farmers and landowners in relation to property and land disputes plus other issues such as:
- Succession to Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) tenancies
- Notices to Quit under AHA tenancies and Farm Business Tenancies
- Partnership disputes
I also deal with contentious probate matters. This includes claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; claims in which the capacity of the deceased is in question and issues over alleged undue influence. I’ve acted for many clients in relation to proprietary estoppel claims which often arise following a party being left out of the will.
I am an accredited mediator and believe that many disputes lend themselves to effective resolution in this way. My approach is a pragmatic and commercial one. Where appropriate I will pursue a claim (or defend a claim) to trial with a clear strategy and the client’s objective always in mind.
I am also on the panel of dispute mediators for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The panel was created following the introduction of a protocol by the Property Litigators Association to encourage and assist parties to resolve boundary disputes without needing to go to court.
“She is extremely commercial and fast, and particularly good when things get urgent” (Chambers and Partners)
What are the achievements you are most proud of outside of the law?
I gained my black belt in karate (Wadu Rai) a few years ago, alongside my husband and son. We try not to argue too much!
I’m a keen runner and ran the Budapest Marathon in 2014 and the London Marathon in 2016, both in under four hours.