Property and Estates
Trusts of Land and ToLATA
Rebecca acts and advises on trust of land and proprietary estoppel claims, including those which involve Estates. Rebecca has managed claims where the capacity to conduct litigation has arisen an issue in this context.
Recent work includes:
- Successfully mediating a trust of land and proprietary estoppel claim involving a property valued in excess of a million pounds.
- Successfully reformulating a claim and obtaining injunctive relief.
Rebecca’s experience of disputes in this area includes trespass, nuisance, breach of covenants; right of way and boundary disputes, as well as the associated claims for injunctive and declaratory relief.
She has advised on Inheritance Act claims (including adult children) and the construction of wills. Recently, Rebecca assisted in the review of the administration of an Estate in order to provide advice regarding the conduct of the administration and next steps.
She has also dealt the interface between this practice area and others, such as proprietary estoppel and constructive trust claims in the context of an Estate and the administration of an Estate involving an insolvent beneficiary.
Landlord & Tenant
Rebecca advises and acts on numerous claims involving both residential and commercial issues. She has specific expertise in possession matters, including against persons unknown, and associated rental arrears. She has also has experience with claims relating to the specific enforcement of terms contained within commercial leases and the associated drafting.
Rebecca has experience appearing in the First Tier Tribunal (Property) Chamber on applications to the Tribunal including those for determinations regarding service charges; administration charges and the appointment of a manager.
"I am a Solicitor and have so been since 1974-and once appeared in many criminal and civil cases. Just to say that Rebecca (whom I had never known of or met) was first class in her dealings with the Court witnesses and conducting the case. Hopefully she will go far”(Client)
"I am writing to thank you for representing me yesterday. As you know following the mix up on my last court date I was quite anxious about yesterday's hearing. As soon as we met, you immediately put me at ease and it was clearly obvious that you had given a lot of time in familiarising yourself with my case. This proved to benefit us both. I was impressed by your professionalism and knowledge in the court room that led to a positive outcome. I have let [X firm] know how good you are and that they should be confident in you representing their clients in the future.” (Client)
- Law (LLB), The University of Durham: First Class Honours
- BPTC, The University of Law: Very Competent
- Exhibition Award – Inner Temple
- Advocacy Scholarship – The University of Law
- Quarter-finalist at the National Rounds of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2014
- Property Bar Association (associate member)
- London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
- International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
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