Lauren Chambers

Partner, Head of Litigation

Lauren is a senior litigation solicitor and Partner, with over 15 years experience of advising on litigation matters. She is assisted by Kayleigh Dowty.  Lauren qualified as a litigation solicitor in Cornwall in 2003 after passing the Legal Practice Course with distinction at Guildford. She completed her training contract at Thrall Ryder Solicitors in Truro, joining us in 2015. She became a partner in 2016. She is based in our Peacehaven office and her clients include commercial and private landlords, business owners, employers and private individuals. Lauren is also a Trustee at St Wilfrids Hospice.

Lauren advises on a wide range of disputes. Lauren’s recent cases have included advising employees on the terms of settlement agreements, settling large commercial disputes, negotiating settlement of estates in  contested probate cases, boundary dispute claims, possession claims for private landlords and preparation of terms and conditions and employment contracts for business websites. Lauren has been commended by her clients for her exceptional service and advice and her cool and professional approach. She will balance her clients needs with a practical eye to the costs of any litigation in order to obtain the best possible outcome for each client.

Outside of work Lauren enjoys going to the theatre, eating out and yoga.

News and media

  • Blog
    • Posted on July 7, 2020
      As a Landlord you may have been aware of a case called Caridon Property Limited –v- Monty Shooltz, and if not then you may have been aware of the implications arising from it. In this case the Court had been of the opinion that where a Landlord failed to give a new tenant a copy of the gas safety certificate for the new property before he moved in, he was thereafter forever unable to serve a Section 21 notice to terminate any tenancy. He therefore would be limited to using a Section 8 notice in order to remove a tenant.

      However, luckily for Landlords, this has recently been looked at again in the case of Trecarrell House Limited –v- Rouncefield.
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      Posted in: Litigation
    • Posted on June 18, 2020
      These are unprecedented times and as a result of the current lockdown, there are without doubt going to be contracts that won’t be fulfilled either in part or in whole.

      Examples of the types of contracts that might be affected:
      Gatherings or wedding bookings
      Transport arrangements or bookings
      Holiday bookings
      Event bookings
      Supply of goods and contracts
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      Posted in: Litigation
    • Posted on June 8, 2020
      The current stay on possession proceedings has been extended to 23 August 2020.

      The government have also announced that they are working with the judiciary to ensure that those who are shielding are properly protected.
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      Posted in: Litigation

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