Call: 2007

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Practice

Louisa’s practice is property-focused; predominately real property and landlord and tenant. Louisa also deals with complex property cases involving a cross-over into trusts, inheritance, insolvency and professional negligence.

She deals with cases in the County Court, First-Tier (Property Chamber) and High Court. Louisa also regularly advises clients prior to litigation and in relation to non-contentious matters.

In relation to real property, Louisa is instructed in a variety of property disputes including cases involving registered and unregistered land and title, boundary disputes, rights of way and easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, mortgages, trusts and propriety estoppel.

Her landlord and tenant work is an equal balance of commercial and residential, including work involving mixed commercial and residential premises. Typical commercial landlord and tenant disputes include forfeiture, dilapidations, disputes arising out of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995, lease renewals and oppositions under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and Telecommunications Code cases.

In relation to residential landlord and tenant Louisa deals with security of tenure, complex possession actions under the Housing Act 1988, the Rent Act 1977, the Housing Act 1985 (in relation to registered social landlords), and cases involving service charges, disrepair and leasehold enfranchisement.


Notable Cases

Haque v Raja [2016] EWHC 1950 (Ch) – Case involving the interrelation between sections 28-29 of the Land Registration Act 2002 and section 27(2) of the Law of Property Act 1925


Mediation

Louisa has developed a mediation advocacy practice. She is a member of the Bar Council’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel. She has acted in mediation cases concerning common ownership and trusts in land, professional negligence arising out of leasehold enfranchisement claims, and boundary disputes.


Professional memberships

  • Chairman of the Young Bar (2016)
  • Elected member of the Bar Council (2015-2017)
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • South-Eastern Circuit

Publications and seminars

Louisa is the sole editor of the private residential tenancy division (Division C) of Hill & Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant.

Louisa regularly gives talks and seminars, both in-house and in chambers, and has spoken on the following:

  • - Notices under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988: timing and form
  • - AGAs and GAGAs under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995
  • - Collective enfranchisement: Notices and Counter-notices
  • - Ground (f) of section 30 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

She is also training to be an advocacy trainer for Middle Temple and is a registered pupil supervisor.

As part of her work as Chairman of the Young Bar, Louisa wrote several articles for leading legal publications and gave addresses to the World Bar Conference (Edinburgh, April 2016) and the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference (London, October 2016).


Education

Louisa graduated with a BA (Hons) in Law from St John’s College Cambridge in 2006.

She was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in July 2007.

She received a Harmsworth Exhibition from Middle Temple and a McMahon Studentship from St John’s College Cambridge.

In 2008 Louisa graduated with an LL.M. from the London School of Economics, with a distinction in International and Commercial Arbitration.