Ms Marika Monaghan > Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP > Lewes, England > Lawyer Profile

Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP
3 Bell Lane
East Sussex

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Associate Solicitor


I qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and worked for Allen Ticehurst for 10 years before the merger with Mayo Wynne Baxter in 2012. My main areas of expertise are property litigation and employment law.

In terms of property litigation, I regularly deal with disputes regarding rights of way, boundary/neighbour disputes and claims for adverse possession, plus residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes ranging from possession proceedings, service charge disputes and dilapidation claims. My expertise in these areas has been recognised by the independent legal guide known as the Legal 500 in which I am described as “highly experienced in contentious rural property work and commercial landlord and tenant matters”.

On the employment side, I advise on everything from contracts and settlement agreements to unfair dismissals, redundancies and discrimination cases and am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

I also deal with contentious probate, company and partnership disputes and breach of contract claims.

Disputes can be distressing for those involved and the issues at stake are often of considerable importance. I find it very satisfying to be able to assist clients in achieving the best possible outcome for their particular case and to be able to support them through what is often a challenging process.

Outside of work I enjoy long country walks with my family, gardening and visiting National Trust sites.


Employment Lawyers Association.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP’s property litigation department has vast expertise in commercial dilapidation disputes, TOLATA cases, and lease renewals. The ‘approachable and professional’ team operates out of Brighton, East Grinstead, and Lewes, with ‘standout’ practice head Helen Bell bringing over 30 years’ experience in handling landlord and tenant disputes to the team. Jo Ironside focuses on complex lease extensions and acquisition orders. Associates Marika Monaghan and Paul Rooke handle right of way claims and boundary disputes, and possession actions, respectively. Nick Stockley joined from Dawson Hart in November 2022.