Local Government & Social Housing
Lisa has continued to develop a practice in Housing Law. She has been instructed on numerous anti-social behaviour injunction applications as well as consequent committal applications for breach of injunctions. She also frequently acts for both claimant and defendants in respect of possession claims arising from issues involving anti-social behaviour or nuisance.
Lisa further has experience in dealing with a range of real property matters, including various rights of way and boundary disputes. She has advised and successfully acted on behalf of both claimants and defendants in numerous cases involving disputes between neighbours.
A large area of Lisa’s property law practice involves dealing with landlord and tenant matters. This includes attending hearings and drafting statements of case in possession proceedings in respect of business tenancies, secured tenancies as well as possession proceedings in respect of long leases under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. Additionally, Lisa has successfully conducted numerous trials involving issues of breach of covenants, service charges and dilapidations. Lisa is also frequently instructed by mortgagees in relation to possession proceedings, as well as by both creditors and debtors in regards to the more complex charging order disputes involving issues of priority.
Local Government & Social Housing Cases
J v P – Successfully obtaining an injunction at trial restraining interference with a right of way to access a path;
B v N – Acting for defendants in a trial involving claims in nuisance and trespass arising from disputes over rights of access and rights of support on a wall; case settled favourably at Court.
S v P – Advising a debtor as to whether a trust made in favour of a third party is binding on subsequent charge holder
S v J – Successfully obtaining an anti-social behaviour injunction and subsequently obtaining a suspended sentence arising from breach of such injunction in committal proceedings