OUR PEOPLE




We are experts in residential leasehold law and are passionate about championing the rights of leaseholders. Based in London, we have cases throughout England and Wales.

 

Louie Burns
Partner

Passionate about the rights of leaseholders, Louie is well-known for his campaigning work on behalf of leaseholders. Louie regularly appears in the media as an expert, and presents at events, seminars and conferences in the wider property industry. Louie co-authored the Leasehold Valuers Relativity Graph 2017, which is now widely accepted in the sector and has been used in a number of recent tribunals.

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Rachel Ashton
Associate Solicitor

020 8667 2281
rashton@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in January 2017, having qualified as a solicitor in 2010 specialising in litigation. I became the Compliance Officer in August 2017 and oversee all aspects of compliance within the firm. I am also the Complaints Handler.

I specialise in lease extensions for both individuals and groups. I also deal with freehold purchases of houses and flats.

In my personal time I enjoy walking and the great outdoors

 
 

Chris Last
Associate Solicitor

020 8667 2286
clast@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in October 2017, having specialised in leasehold reform and residential leasehold law for most of my career.

I undertake the full range of leasehold reform work including lease extensions and freehold purchases of both houses and flats, acquisition orders, right to manage claims and appointment of a manager claims, as well as a select number of service charge disputes.  I have acted on high value lease extensions valued over £1m and complex freehold acquisitions.

I also enjoy theatre, cinema, reading and those exceedingly rare occasions when Norwich City win.

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Mari Knowles
Consultant

Mari has experience in the Courts and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and frequently attends the All Party Parliamentary Group sessions for leasehold.

Understanding a lease and the law can be time-consuming and complicated, and Mari seeks to assist to ensure that those rights are protected. Mari is frequently quoted in the press regarding current leasehold issues.

 
 

Natasha Masters
Trainee Solicitor

nmasters@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in August 2017 as a Paralegal and in May 2018 became a Trainee Solicitor. Having worked in the legal department of a property management company with a primary client base of resident management companies, I gained valuable experience in the issues faced by both RMCs and leaseholders.

My personal interests are reading and playing piano.

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Mayowa Thomas
Paralegal

020 8667 2283
mthomas@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in January 2017 as a Paralegal. I work in the transactional team and specialise in lease extensions. I also deal with freehold purchases of both houses and flats. I enjoy helping our clients and strive to provide a great level of service throughout the process.

My personal interests include singing and fashion.

 
 

Mandy Fagan
Secretary

I have always worked for property related firms. Here at Leasehold Law I enjoy working with colleagues who are not only specialists in their field, but also passionate about the work they do and the difference they make to the difficult situations many leaseholders encounter.

Away from work I relish time spent with my family and friends, am an avid book clubber, enjoy travelling and am on the eternal search for the perfect chai latte or G&T, depending on the mood!

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Patricia Rusu
Administration Assistant

I joined Leasehold Law in October 2017 after qualifying as a legal secretary earlier in the year. I assist our legal staff with the day-to-day secretarial and administration duties. I enjoy working for Leasehold Law because everyone is a specialist in this field and it is a great opportunity for me to learn more and develop my own career.

I like to spend my free time walking, going to the cinema and learning Japanese.

 
 

Joseph Lloyd-Bennett
Administration Assistant

I am an Administration Assistant at Leasehold Law, with responsibility for managing reception and being the first point of contact by phone for handling general enquiries and any client queries. I also support solicitors and paralegals, and carry out general administrative tasks as required.

Outside the office, I love just being out and about, whether it’s on holiday, at a festival or just out for lunch. I enjoy going to the gym and watching good films.

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Louie Burns
Partner

Passionate about the rights of leaseholders, Louie is well-known for his campaigning work on behalf of leaseholders. Louie regularly appears in the media as an expert, and presents at events, seminars and conferences in the wider property industry. Louie co-authored the Leasehold Valuers Relativity Graph 2017, which is now widely accepted in the sector and has been used in a number of recent tribunals.

 
 
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Rachel Ashton
Associate Solicitor

020 8667 2281
rashton@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in January 2017, having qualified as a solicitor in 2010 specialising in litigation. I became the Compliance Officer in August 2017 and oversee all aspects of compliance within the firm. I am also the Complaints Handler.

I specialise in lease extensions for both individuals and groups. I also deal with freehold purchases of houses and flats.

 
 
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Chris Last
Associate Solicitor

020 8667 2286
clast@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in October 2017, having specialised in leasehold reform and residential leasehold law for most of my career.

I undertake the full range of leasehold reform work including lease extensions and freehold purchases of both houses and flats, acquisition orders, right to manage claims and appointment of a manager claims, as well as a select number of service charge disputes.  I have acted on high value lease extensions valued over £1m and complex freehold acquisitions.

 
 
 
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Mari Knowles
Consultant

Mari has experience in the Courts and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and frequently attends the All Party Parliamentary Group sessions for leasehold. Understanding a lease and the law can be time-consuming and complicated, and Mari seeks to assist to ensure that those rights are protected. Mari is frequently quoted in the press regarding current leasehold issues.

 
 
 
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Natasha Masters
Trainee Solicitor

nmasters@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in August 2017 as a Paralegal and in May 2018 became a Trainee Solicitor. Having worked in the legal department of a property management company with a primary client base of resident management companies, I gained valuable experience in the issues faced by both RMCs and Leaseholders.

 
 
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Mayowa Thomas

Paralegal

020 8667 2283
mthomas@leasehold-law.com

I joined Leasehold Law in January 2017 as a Paralegal. I work in the transactional team and specialise in Lease extensions. I also deal with freehold purchases of both houses and flats. I enjoy helping our clients and strive to provide a great level of service throughout the process.

 
 
 
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Mandy Fagan
Secretary

I have always worked for property related firms. Here at Leasehold Law I enjoy working with colleagues who are not only specialists in their field, but also passionate about the work they do and the difference they make to the difficult situations many leaseholders encounter.

Away from work I relish time spent with my family and friends, am an avid book clubber, enjoy travelling and am on the eternal search for the perfect chai latte or G&T, depending on the mood!

 
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Patricia Rusu
Administrator Assistant

I joined Leasehold Law in October 2017 after qualifying as a legal secretary earlier in the year. I assist our legal staff with the day-to-day secretarial and administration duties. I enjoy working for Leasehold Law because everyone is a specialist in this field and it is a great opportunity for me to learn more and develop my own career.

I like to spend my free time walking, going to the cinema and learning Japanese.

 
 
 
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Joseph Lloyd-Bennett
Administration Assistant

I am an Administration Assistant at Leasehold Law, with responsibility for managing reception and being the first point of contact by phone for handling general enquiries and any client queries. I also support solicitors and paralegals, and carry out general administrative tasks as required.

Outside the office, I love just being out and about, whether it’s on holiday, at a festival or just out for lunch. I enjoy going to the gym and watching good films.

 

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