Area of Expertise
- Dispute resolution
- Real estate disputes
- Wills & inheritance disputes
I joined Moore Blatch in 2007 as a probate manager with previous experience in various aspects of wills, probate, trusts and tax.
In 2011 I accepted a training contract with Moore Blatch where I gained valuable experience in the company commercial, commercial property and commercial dispute resolution departments.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 2012, I decided to continue working in the commercial dispute resolution team specialising in real estate disputes and contentious trust and probate disputes.
I typically work for clients who are looking for advice on challenging the validity of a will, the way an estate is being administered, or how to make or defend a claim against an estate.
I also deal with contract disputes between individuals and companies advising on the merits and working towards a resolution, whether through the courts or by negotiating an agreed settlement.
We also look after various real estate disputes for individual, corporate, lender and trustee clients. These may include disputes regarding boundaries, trespass claims, nuisance claims and adverse possession claims.
I handle a lot of commercial landlord and tenant issues which may involve forfeiture actions for non payment of rent or breach of other leasehold covenants, both though the courts and by way of peaceable re-entry.
In my free time and when I have space to make a mess, I enjoy drawing and painting. When the weather permits I may be found riding my motorcycle in the New forest and I have (very recently) learnt how to swim.
Acting for a receiver in an application for relief from forfeiture of a residential apartment. The landlord agreed to a consent order granting relief from forfeiture on the payment of an agreed amount of service charges.
Acting for a landowner in a successful application for adverse possession of two areas of land. The application was initially disputed by the neighbouring landowner however we were able to produce sufficient evidence that the neighbour's objection was withdrawn.
Acting for a lender client for repossession of hotel premises where there was a history of unregulated occupation. Possession proceedings were issued and a settlement was agreed whereby the occupiers purchased the property from the lender.
Acting for a client who provided computer support services which was in dispute with a customer who had terminated its service agreement and was refusing to pay our client's invoices. I negotiated a settlement with the other side which avoided the need to commence proceedings for recovery of the debt.
- Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
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