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About Lauren

Lauren is a dispute solicitor in our top-tier Dispute Resolution Team and specialises in resolving commercial disputes particularly in the property and intellectual property fields.

Her experience of dispute resolution includes all stages of litigation including pre and post action advisory work, compliance with pre-action protocols, settling pleadings and witness statements, instructing experts and Counsel and preparing for hearings, applications and trial.

Her experience also includes negotiating and documenting settlements and alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and arbitration.


  • Contractual Disputes

    Acting for parties in relation to complex contractual disputes.

  • Construction disputes

    Advising parties on a full range of construction disputes including architects and solicitors’ negligence arising out of major construction projects.

  • Commercial and Residential Property Disputes

    Advising and acting for a variety of clients in relation to a broad range of property matters.

  • Mediation and other Methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

    Extensive experience using different methods of ADR to achieve the best possible outcome for clients at the earliest opportunity in order.

In Practice

  • Acting for the owners of new build premises in connection with a claim for remedial works and damages for loss of rental income as a result of defective construction works.

  • Advising landlord and tenants on a number of different issues that arise in connection with commercial leases caught by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (including service of section 25 notices and section 26 requests, issuing and dealing with proceedings in connection with both opposed and unopposed lease renewals and dealing with claims for interim rent).

  • Preparing and serving break notices, advising on the validity of break notices and advising on satisfying break notice pre-conditions.

  • Acting for clients in relation to bringing leases to an end including by way of surrender and by way of forfeiture (including the preparation and service of section 146 notices and advising on / preparing and serving applications for relief from sanction).

  • Bringing successful urgent possession proceedings against squatters 3 days before Christmas.

  • Recovery of rent arrears.

  • Service charge disputes and other breach of covenant disputes.

  • Dilapidations including advising on dilapidations obligations, formerly serving schedules of dilapidations, dealing with disputes and documenting dilapidations settlement agreements.

  • Boundary disputes, nuisance and rights of way.

  • Acting for a large commercial landlord in opposing a tenant’s High Court application for injunctive relief following forfeiture action.

  • Acting for a large retail client in defending a landlord’s opposition to the renewal of its Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 protected tenancy on redevelopment grounds.

Recommendations for Lauren

Having worked with Lauren on a wide variety of Landlord & Tenant matters her clear advice has always been appreciated. Not only does Lauren have in depth knowledge, understanding and interpretation of the legal position, she is also extremely aware of commercial considerations a landlord may have and tailors her advice accordingly. She is diligent, professional and sensitive to the needs of each litigation matter she deals with. I would not hesitate to recommend her services and take pleasure in working with her to achieve successful commercial outcomes.

Senior Asset Manager, Real Estate, London

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