After graduating from Newcastle University with a Masters degree in English Literature, I worked in-house at a specialist financial services company for a number of years (specialising in arrears management, shortfall recovery, and professional negligence) before re-training as a lawyer by obtaining a GDL from Leeds Beckett in 2016 and following on from that the LPC from Leeds Beckett and the PSC from BPP in 2018. I qualified in July 2018. In law, every day is different and the work is challenging and interesting.
Covering all aspects of property disputes and property litigation, I’ve advised an array of clients, both corporate and individuals, on a wide range of issues. I act for commercial and residential landlords and tenants, dealing with rent arrears, possession, breaches of lease, subletting, and lease renewals and terminations. I have also dealt with boundary disputes, neighbour disputes, trespass claims, adverse possession claims, deposit disputes, rights of way, and HMOs.
I take a commercial approach to my advice; seeking to resolve disputes without the need for potentially expensive litigation wherever possible, all whilst obtaining the best possible result for my clients.
Before joining Legal Studio I worked in-house for over four years and then for three years at 3volution in Leeds. I joined Legal Studio because I wanted a positive and flexible culture and environment and it was obvious really quickly that Legal Studio offered this. To be able to work how I want, when I want and how is best for me and my clients is incredibly empowering. The environment here is supportive and nurturing and gives me the time and freedom to relax and pursue passions outside of my career, such as baking, reading, going to gigs and watching my beloved Bradford City play.
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A boundary dispute often includes two parties fighting over a small strip of land, where neither party changes its standpoint and legal costs quickly increase due to their unwillingness to use ADR. When establishing a boundary, complex questions arise such as:
These disputes can be notoriously complex and the final outcome can be uncertain. But there must be some other way to resolve this efficiently.
Now, there is.
A new Boundary Disputes Protocol has been created by the Property Litigation Association. The Protocol applies to both commercial and residential property within England and Wales and assumes that informal discussions have failed, and a more structured resolution is required. It is a FREE resource online for parties alongside relevant guidance.
There are a number of time limits and processes that the Protocol implements for parties in order to exchange information and resolve the dispute efficiently and consensually. Failure to comply with the Protocol could result in costs being awarded at court against the non-complying party.
The easy to read Protocol can be found here.