I graduated in 2001 with an LLB (Hons) law degree from Bournemouth University. I then travelled across India and Australia before passing the Legal Practice Course with commendation at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice in 2003. I trained in Kent before qualifying in 2008. I then spent ten years as a Partner at a firm in Wakefield before moving further north to York in 2020 where I continued my career as a Partner before joining Legal Studio.
I have a particular expertise in property disputes including misrepresentation, easements, boundaries and covenants, proprietary estoppel, co-ownership of land and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
I undertake the full spectrum of commercial and residential landlord and tenant work including dilapidations, lease renewals and covenant disputes.
I am also experienced in advising on partnership and shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims, and wills and trusts disputes.
In addition, I undertake a range of commercial dispute work, including contractual and tortious claims, and sale of goods and supply of services claims.
I have acted for a broad range of clients including private individuals, family enterprises, farming businesses, regional and national companies, partnerships, and professional services firms.
I consider myself to take a direct, proactive approach in disputes; however, I also recognise the commercial imperative in negotiating and mediating when appropriate. I understand that the needs and objectives of the client should always define how a dispute is handled and this must be at the forefront of the legal representative's mind at all times.
My communication style is open, honest and direct. I aim to quickly understand the important issues in order to provide pragmatic and sensible advice. I consider that sound legal advice should also be matched with practical and commercial solutions.
Away from work I enjoy playing football and running which, I sometimes manage at the same time.
Mobile: 07724 327 379
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) allows business tenants’ leases to continue after the fixed term expiry date. Either party can then apply to court for a new lease to be entered into. The parties will negotiate the new terms but if they are unable to reach agreement the court can decide.