Louise Worton

Year of Call: 2000
Email Address: louise.worton@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 01865 793 736

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Overview

Louise Worton is a highly respected practitioner, with a particular emphasis property, family and commercial law.

She is an accredited mediation advocate.

Expertise

  • Family
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    Louise’s practice covers all aspects of matrimonial finance provision. She undertakes First Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolutions and Final Hearings. She deals with family finance upon separation and her cases include financial provision on divorce, Trusts of Land Act applications and Schedule One applications for children.

    With her complimentary chancery practice, Louise is particularly well placed to deal with cases involving farms and estates, inheritance, land and estate/farm management, partnerships, third party intervention and other property aspects. She also has considerable experience in dealing with enforcement and variation proceedings.

    Louise has a developing practice in respect of the Court Of Protection, with a natural emphasis on property and financial affairs and has been involved in matters under both the old regime and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Examples of cases in which she has been instructed include the proper exercise of the powers of a deputy, revocation of an enduring power of attorney, capacity to create a lasting power of attorney, the contested approval of a statutory will, best interests decisions in relation to contact and DOLs.

    She is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and also a qualified mediation advocate

    Court of Protection 

    Louise has a developing practice in respect of the Court Of Protection, with a natural emphasis on property and financial affairs and has been involved in matters under both the old regime and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

    Examples of cases in which she has been instructed include the proper exercise of the powers of a deputy, revocation of an enduring power of attorney, capacity to create a lasting power of attorney, the contested approval of a statutory, best interests decisions in relation to contact and DOLs.

  • Property and Estates
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    Louise is a specialist property and chancery practitioner, with a particular emphasis on the law of landlord and tenant. She undertakes a broad range of work in this field. Her work covers both residential and commercial property and includes advising, drafting and advocacy.

    In the residential sphere, Louise is frequently instructed in possession actions by both tenants and landlords, which regularly include a number of local authorities and housing associations. She is experienced in dealing with a range of claims dealing with breaches of covenant, particularly quiet enjoyment and disrepair. She has been involved in a number of cases concerning anti-social behaviour. Louise has considerable experience in successfully obtaining orders against trespassers.

    In relation to business premises, Louise has a broad client base, which includes a number of major public house chains and breweries. Her commercial work includes lease renewal disputes, forfeiture and disrepair.

    Louise has undertaken a number of cases in relation to mobile homes. Her agricultural work includes farm business tenancies, agricultural occupancies and allotments.

    Louise regularly appears before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, both in London and in the regions. She acts on behalf of lessors and lessees. She has particular experience in service charge disputes and determinations under section 168 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

    Louise has a developing practice in respect of the Court Of Protection, with a natural emphasis on property and financial affairs and has been involved in matters under both the old regime and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Examples of cases in which she has been instructed include the proper exercise of the powers of a deputy, revocation of an enduring power of attorney, capacity to create a lasting power of attorney and the contested approval of a statutory will.

    Louise’s property and chancery practice includes the following areas:

    • Boundary disputes
    • Rights of way and other easements
    • Applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
    • Wills
    • Contentious probate
    • Insolvency
    • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims

    She is a longstanding member of the Property Bar Association. She is also an accredited mediation advocate.

Recommendations

Louise is recognised for her expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2018
Real Estate Litigation - South Eastern (Bar) - Band 2
Strong junior who handles property matters within her broader chancery practice. She specialises in landlord and tenant matters, advising both residential and commercial clients. She also deals with commercial disputes regarding such matters as lease renewal and forfeiture.
Strengths: "A strong litigator who is persuasive and gets good results."

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017 
Real Estate Litigation - South Eastern (Bar) - Band 2
Strengths: "Exceptional barrister with fantastic advocacy skills. Her written work is always extremely helpful." "She speaks in plain English, and has an ability to break down extremely complex issues into simple language."

Louise Worton is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2017 for her expertise in the Regional Bar: South Eastern Circuit.
Court of Protection – Leading juniors
Louise Worton - ‘Self-assured and sensitive with clients.’

Louise Worton is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2017 for her expertise in the Regional Bar: South Eastern Circuit.
Property – Leading juniors
Louise Worton - ‘Highly intelligent and down to earth.’

Louise Worton is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for her expertise in the Regional Bar: South Eastern Circuit.
Property – Leading juniors
Louise Worton - Approachable, knowledgeable and quick on her feet.

Louise Worton is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for her expertise in the Regional Bar: South Eastern Circuit.
Property – Leading juniors
Louise Worton - She provides practical advice, and is very likeable

Academic qualifications

  • LLB Durham

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Accredited Mediation Advocate

Professional bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association

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