Property and Estates
Susan has experience of attending hearing relating to the following property matters:
- Statutory tenancy deposit scheme
- Mortgage Possession Actions on behalf of banks, private and social landlords
- Applications to suspend possession
- Charging Orders
- Orders for Sale
Landlord and Tenant
In 2017 Susan represented a commercial landlord resisting relief forfeiture of a commercial lease following peaceable re-entry. Matters for consideration included circumstances surrounding non-payment of rent and lawfulness of re-entry. The tenant was not granted relief.
Recently Susan appeared on behalf of a tenant claiming repayment of a tenancy deposit and a statutory penalties under the Housing Act 2004 in which it was eluded the Defendant landlord lacked capacity. Susan relied on diagnostic and functionality tests in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to argue that judgment should be entered. This case provided an interface between differing areas of Susan’s practice.
Susan successfully represented a tenant in a landlord and tenant dispute in which the Landlord claimed rent arrears, loss of future rent and contractual costs. Rent arrears were admitted and this was the only head of the claim to succeed. The tenant successfully counterclaimed recovering a rent rebate, damages for distress and inconvenience, travel and increased electricity costs.
Susan has appeared in possession hearings on behalf of social housing providers in respect of housing contracts between the MOD and social housing provider concerning properties occupied by service personnel under a Licence to Occupy, which upon termination amounted to trespass.
Susan has appeared in hearings and advised a Local Authority on damage to a garden wall caused by tree roots.
In 2017 Susan represented a Claimant in a claim arising out of works to remove chimneybreasts at the Defendant’s adjoining property. The Defendant failed to give notice under the Party Walls etc Act 1996. The claim succeeded and the Claimant was awarded special damages for remedial costs and general damages for inconvenience.
“Speed and uptake was impressive to say the least, as was her energy and the commitment she made. Since this first encounter, we have sought to use her whenever possible. Having sat next to her I can say that she is an accomplished advocate with a compelling style of advocacy” (Partner, instructing and attending a 3 day hearing)
“Our client is very happy with the outcome and I wouldcertainly not hesitate to use Miss Susan Jones in the future or recommend her to my colleagues”. (Solicitor)
“Thank you for your advice which is both thorough and lucid of its analysis of the case” (Associate Solicitor)
“Miss Jones was extremely helpful and professional. I do not see how we could have done any more to better present my case” (Lay Client)
- Queen’s University Belfast (LLB: First, Top in Year)
- City University Law School (Bar Professional Training Course: Outstanding)
- BPTC scholarship
- Sweet and Maxwell Prize - most distinguished student in LLB final examinations
- Queen’s University Belfast awards for:
- Jurisprudence and political economics
- Contract law
- Trademarks and unfair competition
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Western Circuit Area Bar Junior (Winchester)
- Direct/Public access qualified
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
- British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
- Bar Pro Bono Unit
Susan Jones is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information
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3PB Barristers' Commercial Law Group brings you the Summer Edition of its Commercial Law Update Handout.
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Susan Jones appears in High Court on wonderland contractual interpretation
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