Paula is a Partner in the Property Disputes team in our Oxford office.
Paula has extensive experience in contentious property matters. She adopts a commercial approach and seeks to resolve disputes efficiently and cost effectively by alternative dispute resolution to include meditation, expert determination and neutral evaluation.
Paula advises on a wide range of property disputes including:
- business lease renewals
- repair obligations
- recovery of rent arrears and service charges
- possession proceedings
- recovery of land from unlawful occupiers
- adverse possession
- boundary disputes
Business lease renewals
Paula has particular expertise and a wealth of experience in acting for both landlords and tenants in unopposed and opposed lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Defending against adverse possession claim
Dealt with a complex adverse possession claim before the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry regarding land in a remote hamlet in the Lake District; represented owners of the properties in the remote hamlet and succeeded in resisting the adverse possession claim to the wastes in the centre of the hamlet.
Griffin v Wainwright and another  EWHC 2122 (CH)
Acted for defendants in Griffin v Wainwright and another  EWHC 2122 (CH) and succeeded in setting aside, for procedural unfairness, an expert determination that had taken place.
- Property Litigation Association
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"I strive to offer strategic and commercial advice at the outset and to manage and resolve property disputes efficiently and cost effectively. I enjoy working with clients to understand their business needs and finding alternative ways of settling their disputes without resorting to litigation such as engaging in mediation, arbitration and expert determination."