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 October 5, 2020
      The current situation is nothing if not complicated, however, I will try and set out a summary of where we appear to be now and where we appear to be heading.
      The first thing to keep in mind is that England and Wales are now on slightly different systems. Wales has already introduced a requirement for a 6 months’ notice period. Notice periods in England were still, at the time of writing this, 3 months. This had been the case for all notices that were served on or after 26th March 2020; however on 29th August 2020 the notice period extended to 6 months for
      most notices. This is intended to ensure that tenants are not made homeless over the winter period.
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      Posted in: Litigation
    • Posted on September 11, 2020
      There has been a recent case looking at the issue of “No DSS” policies adopted by Letting Agents. This arose at trial in Birmingham County Court where Mr Tyler brought a claim against a letting agent who operated a “no DSS” policy.
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      Posted in: Litigation
    • Posted on September 4, 2020
      As most landlords know there have been many changes at very short notice to the requirements for Notice to tenants. One of these changes has just come in to force on 29th August and it is now a requirement that tenants are given 6 months’ notice. This will apply to almost all notices. If you would like any advice on this, or on any other landlord and tenant issues please do not hesitate to contact our litigation team on 01273 582271 or litigation@barwells.com
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      Posted in: Litigation

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