Louise started her training contract at the firm in September 2002 having already worked at the firm over a number of years on summer placements. She went on to qualify as a solicitor in the firm’s commercial team in September 2004. In May 2013 Louise was appointed as a partner of the firm and took up the role of the manager of the commercial department. She is supervised by Alistair Gregory.
Louise is experienced in acting for SMEs, landlords, property investors, insolvency practitioners, local authorities and housing associations in a range of both contentious and non-contentious commercial issues.
Louise has recently completed a secondment working at an organisation to improve their internal processes and collection procedures and assisted to recover a substantial amount of its outstanding ledger.
Areas of specialism
- Contract disputes
- Contentious lease renewals
- Dilapidation disputes
- Rent recovery
- Breaches of covenants
- Landlord and tenant litigation
- Anti-social behaviour injunctions
- Defending disrepair claims
- Possession proceedings
- Corporate insolvency and recoveries
- High value debt recovery
- Shareholder disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Corporate law
- Terms and policy documents
Acting for a manufacturer in a large multi-party action defending a product liability claim, including a counter-action brought against a supplier. The case was heard at the technology and construction court. The case was high value but also had a great significance within the industry.
Acting for a business owner for a chain of public houses in establishing proprietary estoppel and enforcement of loss of profits claim against a brewery landlord following serious dilapidations and disrepair of a property where a lease had not been executed.
Defending and settling multiple disrepair claims for a local authority client.
Acting for a minority shareholder who had been excluded from a business in obtaining value for his shareholding, and pension fund. Negotiating and drafting the share sale agreement.
Appearing at Court of Appeal representing the claimant in James v Wright, a Court of Appeal case concerning PPI payments received by a supervisor of an IVA following the completion and issue of a certificate of completion from the former supervisor.