Hayley is a solicitor within our Property Litigation team and has significant experience of advising and acting in all manner of commercial and residential property disputes. She is able to provide all the legal support that those with property interests need. Her clients range from individual leaseholders and landlords, to tenant management companies and agents, to developers and commercial property investors.
Hayley’s approach is pragmatic yet empathetic, taking care to listen and quickly getting to grips with the unique concerns and considerations facing each client. She expertly adapts her advice to achieve her clients’ goals, whether that is protecting and enforcing a personal property right or maximising a commercial interest in property.
Hayley often walks the tricky tightrope between commercial and personal interests in property, for example, when advising property management companies and agents owned by or managed on behalf of individual homeowners.
So, from resolving turbulent disputes with neighbours to conducting complex and high value Court and Tribunal proceedings, Hayley has the experience and specialist skill to help you.
Hayley’s career has grown out of her insatiable curiosity to understand how the world works and how every action we take – whether buying a house, running a business or making an investment – is underpinned by legal rules.
Hayley studied Law at the University of Hertfordshire followed by the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Kaplan Law School in London.
Like many, Hayley ‘fell into’ her specialist area. She started her legal career as a Paralegal in the Property Disputes team at a major Hertfordshire firm where she dealt primarily with disputes involving long leasehold properties. With each successful lease extension and forfeiture case, Hayley became more certain this was the career for her. So, she undertook her solicitor training, qualifying as a dedicated Property Litigation Solicitor in 2015.
Hayley joined Longmores in 2017, adding her expertise to our fast-expanding Property Litigation team.
Today, Hayley’s goal is to demystify the legal processes which impact all our lives, helping her clients achieve their goals efficiently and cost-effectively.
Hayley deals with all aspects of residential and commercial property disputes. Her expertise includes:
- Advice on freehold and leasehold property issues
- Business lease renewals and terminations
- Non-payment of rent
- Other lease breaches
- Break clause notices
- Restrictive covenants
- Easements (e.g. rights of way)
- Trespass and nuisance claims
- Title disputes
- Residential Lease Extension and Collective Enfranchisement claims
- Service charges disputes
- Possession proceedings for short residential leases (e.g. assured shorthold tenancies)
- Land Registry/First-Tier Tribunal applications (e.g. adverse possession & rectification of register)
- Restrictive covenants
- Easements (e.g. rights of way disputes)
- Co-ownership disputes
- Boundary/neighbour disputes
- Party Wall Act disputes.
Hayley is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA), an organisation of legal professionals who specialise in all aspects of property litigation.
She is also a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), an organisation of practitioners who specialise in lease extension, freehold acquisition and management problems within leasehold properties.
“Thank you again, we would never have achieved such a great outcome without your expertise and hard work.”
“Thanks for everything Hayley, really appreciate your help in getting this all sorted out for us.”
As a mum of two young children, Hayley fondly remembers the days when she had time for personal interests. However, when she does have some spare time, she enjoys socialising with family and friends and has a keen interest in sport.