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Naomi is experienced in all areas of property litigation. She takes a pragmatic and commercial view of property disputes, advising clients upon the merits of their case, their options, and the proportionality of litigating through the courts and/or tribunals.
Naomi has carefully guided her clients through alternative dispute resolution including mediation and negotiation and, if the only or most cost-effective option is to litigate in court, Naomi is a confident and robust litigator working efficiently alongside counsel to maximise her clients’ prospects of success. Naomi works closely and is well connected with colleagues across our business, assisting with and advising upon strategy to guide clients smoothly through their transactions.
Naomi assists our Agriculture clients, advising on termination of leases governed by both the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, and more generally in land-related issues involving boundaries, covenants, easements and dilapidations. Naomi’s experience also covers residential tenancy disputes including possession claims and breaches of tenancy in the context of Housing Act 1988, Rent Act 1977 and other more complex agricultural residential tenancies. Naomi is part of our Equine and Landed Estates sector groups, and she is therefore well-positioned to assist our private clients with the varied issues which crop up in relation to their property and landlord/tenant relationships.
Naomi is experienced in advising our Commercial Property clients, including our Real Estate Investment group clients, on asset management matters. She has litigated Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 renewals and advised on complex estate management matters, such as to excluded and protected lease termination strategy, dilapidations and break notices.
Naomi’s advisory work also covers core land queries in relation to boundaries, neighbours, adverse possession, covenants and easements, enforcement proceedings, and leasehold and freehold issues. Naomi is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Naomi studied law at the University of East Anglia in Norwich and took her Legal Practice Course in Cambridge. Naomi was admitted as a Solicitor in May 2016 and named ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’ at the Norfolk & Norwich Law Society Excellence Awards in 2017. She is a Trustee and sits on the Board of Directors for Norfolk Community Law Service, for which she also volunteers as an advisor on their free legal advice rota.
Having worked for a time as an Associate Tutor with the University of East Anglia, she enjoys working with sixth form and undergraduate students to increase engagement with their extra-curricular activities, delivering talks and judging undergraduate negotiations and legal triathlon competitions. Naomi takes an active interest and involvement in our trainee recruitment programme.
In her spare time, Naomi trains as an all-star cheerleader with East Coast Emeralds, where she regularly competes in national competitions.