Louise enjoys practicing across a spectrum of land and property work.
She has extensive experience of advising and representing both claimants and defendants in TOLATA matters and is regularly instructed in disputes over rights of way, boundaries, and proprietary estoppel claims. She has recently secured a Declaration of trust and Order for Sale of a Property in a protracted TOLATA matter and is advising another client about the TOLATA implications of a portfolio of jointly owned properties.
She also has considerable experience in landlord and tenant matters including experience of advising on and obtaining vesting orders in cases of insolvency and missing/untraceable landlords. She has recently conducted a multi-day trial relating to alleged breaches of a tenancy agreement and involving complex expert evidence, securing an excellent and unexpected positive result for a landlord.
Louise strives to deliver both to her professional and lay clients and prides herself on her ability to build a good rapport with those whom she represents. She has had exposure to a wide variety of court work and tribunals, which provides her with a strong practical base and substantial advocacy experience.
Louise has experience of hearings at all levels and regularly appears in the High court and the County Court, including multi day trials and appeals to the High Court. She regularly advises pre-action through to trial and drafts pleadings and applications.
Louise is also an experienced negotiator, having extensive experience obtaining settlements for clients by representing them at FDR Hearings, round table settlement meetings and mediations. She has had considerable success obtaining favourable settlements for clients at both an early stage and when brought into long running contentious cases.
“Louise is extremely capable and very good on her feet. She is tactically excellent.”
Legal 500 2023 (Property and Construction)
“Louise is very savvy, clever, tactical, and insightful. She is good on her feet and gives reliable and succinct advice.”
Legal 500 2023 (Chancery, Probate and Tax)
“Organisations, service levels and sticking to her promised time-scales are clearly real strengths but this just complements her sharp tactical mind. Louise is quick to get to the nub of the issue in a case and not afraid to form a definitive view.”
Legal 500 2022 (Property and Construction)
“Louise has all of the primary attributes (technical knowledge, accomplished advocacy and superb drafting skills) but what sets her apart is her strategic focus and ability to connect with clients.”
Legal 500 2022 (Chancery, Probate and Tax)
“She’s an incredibly bright, effective, robust and brilliant opponent and barrister. You know you’re going to have a good, clean fight and where pragmatism needs to be applied it will be.” “Louise is incredibly studious and very reliable in terms of response time - she does what she says when she says.”
Chambers UK 2021
“She combines excellent legal knowledge with a commercially-minded and practical approach.”
Legal 500 2021 (Chancery, Probate and Tax)
“Her advocacy, oral submissions and cross-examination are focused and persuasive.”
Legal 500 2021 (Property and Construction)
“She’s practical and easy to deal with. She’s more interested in finding solutions than winning technical arguments.” “Louise offers a fantastic service. She is fast, knowledgeable and extremely helpful.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Very good with clients, she can explain complex legal issues carefully without being patronising.”
Legal 500 2020
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Chancery Bar Association
Committee member of the Midlands Commercial and Chancery Bar Association
Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator
Society of Mediators
Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
BA Hons Jurisprudence, First Class, Oxford University
BVC graded ‘Very Competent’, Inns of Court School of Law
Inner Temple Major Scholarship (2007)