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Laura Bushaway

Knowledge Development Lawyer

Laura is a highly experienced property litigator.

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About

During her 14 years in private practice she regularly dealt with a wide range of residential and commercial property disputes and landlord and tenant matters. Laura supports the knowledge and training needs of lawyers within the Property Litigation group.

Laura is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Acting for a landlord in a contested service charge dispute in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) concerning service charges exceeding £1.4 million.
  • Successful appeal of FTT determination to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) – Wisestates Limited v. Mulji (2009).
  • Acting for a landlord in relation to a prime building in London where the tenant had breached the terms of their lease in having failed to clad the external walls of the building and sub-let the flats without obtaining landlord’s consent. The estimated cost of cladding was £400,000.
  • Dealing with contested proceedings to obtain a declaration that the subject property was a house within the meaning of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.
  • Issuing proceedings for emergency injunctive relief against the tenant of a commercial unit who had undertaken structural works without landlord’s consent and placed the safety of the building and neighbouring properties at risk.

Our thinking

  • Property Patter: what can we expect for property law in 2024?

    Emma Humphreys

    Podcasts

  • Building Safety Act 2022: Don’t Miss The Sixth Commencement Order

    Oliver Park

    Insights

  • Deadline for responses to ground rent consultation extended until 17 January 2024

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Overview of the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill: What are the key provisions?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Consultation on ground rents in existing residential long leases opens for 6 weeks

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • King’s Speech: Developments on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform remain high on the Government’s agenda

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Leasehold and commonhold reform: what is the latest?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Principal Accountable Persons: Registration of Higher-Risk Buildings by 30 September 2023

    Richard Flenley

    Insights

  • The latest on redevelopment under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

    Emma Humphreys

    Insights

  • Q&A: Commission fees – finders, keepers?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Further provisions of the Building Safety Act 2022 in force on 6 April 2023

    Richard Flenley

    Insights

  • Are green dilapidations on the ESG horizon?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Q&A: Taking preventive action

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Typed name is sufficient to transfer interest in property

    Emma Preece

    Quick Reads

  • Leasehold and commonhold reform: what further indications have the Government given for 2023?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Property Patter: What can the property world expect from Parliament and the courts in 2023?

    Emma Humphreys

    Podcasts

  • A year on from a Government consultation on leasehold and commonhold reform in England and Wales - where are we now?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Independent review commissioned by DEFRA: What recommendations are made for tenant farmers and landowners?

    Jessica Jolleys

    Quick Reads

  • Building Safety Fund has re-opened for applications

    Richard Flenley

    Quick Reads

  • Are the Government’s plans to reform the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales on a break?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022: Landlords and developers beware serious sanctions for non-compliance

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • New Arbitration Scheme for Commercial Arrears goes live

    David Haines

    Insights

  • The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Q&A: Property guardians and ASTs

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

  • Commercial rent arrears – what now for landlords and tenants?

    Emma Humphreys

    Insights

  • Property Patter: Avoiding the AST paperwork traps

    Emma Preece

    Podcasts

  • Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill receives Royal Assent

    Lauren Fraser

    Quick Reads

  • Laura Bushaway writes for the Estates Gazette Legal Q&A on property guardians and ASTs

    Laura Bushaway

    In The Press

  • Property Patter: What can the property world expect from Parliament and the courts in 2022

    Emma Humphreys

    Podcasts

  • The changing leasehold landscape: Government consultation on reforming the leasehold and commonhold systems in England and Wales

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • The government’s Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and revised Code of Practice

    Emma Humphreys

    Insights

  • What do the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill debates tell us about the Government’s plans for Leasehold Reform?

    Lauren Fraser

    Quick Reads

  • A closer look at the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill

    Lauren Fraser

    Insights

  • What does the future hold for residential property ownership?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Lifting the stay

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Landlords jilted at the altar by Supreme Court decision

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Enfranchisement: A question of common sense?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Development potential and common parts: the view from the Court of Appeal

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Does the exercise of CRAR waive the right to forfeit?

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

  • Was a landlord's refusal of consent reasonable because of the risk of enfranchisement? The Supreme Court delivers judgment

    Laura Bushaway

    Quick Reads

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