Lauren Taylor is a real estate dispute resolution solicitor specialising in contentious commercial and residential property matters. Her aim is to resolve disputes effectively by providing bespoke, practical and concise advice which adds value.  

Lauren's practice covers both contentious residential and commercial property matters. She acts for landlords and tenants, predominantly in the real estate, retail and leisure sectors and also for developers, private individuals and tenant organisations.

Lauren has extensive experience acting in residential matters for landlords and tenants in cases involving complex service charge disputes, breach of covenant matters, major works, forfeiture, lease variations, licences, possession, right of way, adverse possession and neighbour disputes.

For commercial clients, Lauren advises on business lease renewals, break notices, breach of covenant claims, service charge disputes, COVID-19 rent arrears, dilapidations, forfeiture and relief from forfeiture claims.

Lauren also works closely with our construction team on defective premises and cases involving the Building Safety Act 2022. Lauren has significant experience in building safety matters, fire safety advice, cladding claims, remediation works and costs recovery.

She has represented clients at numerous successful mediations and provides strategic advice to guide clients to commercial settlement. Her practice also involves litigating in the County Court, High Court, First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)  and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber). 

Lauren qualified as a general advisor with the Citizens Advice Bureau in 2009 and maintains a strong interest in access to justice. She is also a member of the Property Litigation Association. 

Recent work
  • Advised a fashion retail brand on multiple business lease renewals.
  • Acting for several restaurant chains in business lease renewals, Covid 19 rent arrears claims and dilapidations matters.
  • Acting for a landlord in relation to disrepair at their site worth £3.9m.
  • Acted for a private developer in relation to defective cladding and building safety issues.
  • Acting for an institutional landlord in relation to remedial works for defective premises, cladding, fire safety and building safety failures. 
  • With her previous firm, assisted in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry acting for the bereaved, survivors and residents. 
  • Acted for a HNW private individual in relation to a complex residential service charge dispute.
  • Acted for a freeholder in relation to major section 20 works valued in excess of £2.2m and advised on recovery of costs and leaseholder contributions.
  • Acted for private individuals in relation to a dispute concerning excessive use of a prescriptive easement.
Did you know
Lauren holds an RYA powerboat qualification and is interested in pursuing day skipper courses.


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