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Associate Solicitor – Dispute Resolution Department

Elizabeth Eastley


Elizabeth joined the firm in April 2017 and from 2012 has specialised in all types of commercial and residential property litigation. Elizabeth also has experience of many other areas of dispute resolution too. Elizabeth works with property investors, local businesses, tenants, homeowners and property professionals on a broad range of contentious property issues. She exhibits a clear, proactive and cost-effective approach to case management.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • LLB Degree from Swansea University (2:1), 2009
  • LPC from The College of Law, Guildford (Distinction), 2010
  • Admitted as a solicitor, November 2012
  • Became Associate in September 2018
  • Member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA)

 

Experience and Expertise

Commercial Property Litigation

  • Commercial lease renewals (service of S.25/S.26 notices and counter notices), commencing or opposing proceedings for a new lease
  • Preparing and serving break notices
  • Dilapidation (disrepair) claims
  • Breach of lease terms/covenants
  • Trespassing/forfeiture
  • Commercial rent arrears recovery procedure (CRAR)
  • Construction/Builder disputes
  • Rights of way, easement and restrictive covenant disputes

Residential Property Litigation

  • Residential possession proceedings
  • Serving S.8 and S21 notices
  • Residential lettings advice
  • Enforcement of possession and money judgments
  • Tenancy renewals and deposit claims/procedure
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Breach of lease and disrepair terms
  • Rights of way, easement and restrictive covenant disputes
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Neighbour and boundary disputes/party wall act notices
  • Water drainage issues
  • Rights of light
  • Contentious property issues related to insolvency
  • Trusts of Land and the Appointment of Trustees Act (ToLATA) claims

Business and commercial disputes

  • Contract disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Debt recovery
  • Alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration
  • Advocacy
  • Departmental supervisor