Louise Worton > Chambers of David Berkley QC > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Berkley QC
3PB
3PB OXFORD, 23 BEAUMONT STREET
OXFORD
OX1 2NP
England

Work Department

Property and Estates, Court of Protection, Family.

Position

Louise Worton is a highly respected practitioner, with a particular emphasis on property and matrimonial finance.

She is an accredited mediation advocate.

PROPERTY AND ESTATES

Louise is a specialist property and chancery practitioner, with a particular emphasis on the law of landlord and tenant. She undertakes a broad range of work in this field. Her work covers both residential and commercial property and includes advising, drafting and advocacy. She is Deputy Head of 3PB’s Property and Estates Group.

In the residential sphere, Louise is frequently instructed in possession actions by both tenants and landlords, which regularly include a number of local authorities and housing associations. She is experienced in dealing with a range of claims dealing with breaches of covenant, particularly quiet enjoyment and disrepair. She has been involved in a number of cases concerning anti-social behaviour. Louise has considerable experience in successfully obtaining orders against trespassers.

In relation to business premises, Louise has a broad client base, which includes a number of major public house chains and breweries. Her commercial work includes lease renewal disputes, forfeiture and disrepair.

Louise has undertaken a number of cases in relation to mobile homes. Her agricultural work includes farm business tenancies, agricultural occupancies and allotments.

Louise regularly appears before the First Tier Tribunal, both in London and in the regions. She acts on behalf of lessors and lessees. She has particular experience in service charge disputes and determinations under section 168 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

Louise has a broad practice in respect of the Court Of Protection, with a natural emphasis on property and financial affairs and has been involved in matters under both the old regime and the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Examples of cases in which she has been instructed include the proper exercise of the powers of a deputy, capacity to consent to marriage and sexual relations, revocation of an enduring power of attorney, capacity to create a lasting power of attorney and the contested approval of a statutory will.

Louise’s property and chancery practice includes the following areas:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Rights of way and other easements
  • Applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Wills
  • Contentious probate
  • Insolvency
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims

She is a longstanding member of the Property Bar Association. She is also an accredited mediation advocate.

Louise’s practice covers all aspects of matrimonial finance provision. She undertakes First Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolutions and Final Hearings. She deals with family finance upon separation and her cases include financial provision on divorce, Trusts of Land Act applications and Schedule One applications for children.

With her complimentary chancery practice, Louise is particularly well placed to deal with cases involving farms and estates, inheritance, land and estate/farm management, partnerships, third party intervention and other property aspects. She also has considerable experience in dealing with enforcement and variation proceedings.

FAMILY

Louise’s practice covers all aspects of matrimonial finance provision. She undertakes First Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolutions and Final Hearings. She deals with family finance upon separation and her cases include financial provision on divorce, Trusts of Land Act applications and Schedule One applications for children.

With her complimentary chancery practice, Louise is particularly well placed to deal with cases involving farms and estates, inheritance, land and estate/farm management, partnerships, third party intervention and other property aspects. She also has considerable experience in dealing with enforcement and variation proceedings.

Court of Protection 

Louise has a developing practice in respect of the Court Of Protection, with a natural emphasis on property and financial affairs and has been involved in matters under both the old regime and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Examples of cases in which she has been instructed include the proper exercise of the powers of a deputy, revocation of an enduring power of attorney, capacity to create a lasting power of attorney, the contested approval of a statutory, best interests decisions in relation to contact and DOLs.

She is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and also a qualified mediation advocate.

Private Remote FDR Hearings

Louise is available for private remote FDR hearings. For more information on private remote FDR hearings please click here.

Career

Called 2000, Inner Temple.

Languages

French, German.

Memberships

  • Recorder – South Eastern Circuit
  • Tribunal Judge in the FTT Social Entitlement Chamber
  • Accredited Mediation Advocate
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association

Education

  • LLB Durham

Leisure

Music, family, cooking, horse riding.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Louise Worton3PBCommitted to exploring every possible angle on a case and tactically-minded.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Louise Worton3PBShe is thorough and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of Court of Protection work.

At 3PB, Louise Worton has a wide-ranging Court of Protection and community care practice, with areas of expertise including deprivation of liberty, the removal of deputies and best interests decisions on placement, contact, care packages and medical treatment. In particular, she is praised as ‘a voice of reason in circumstances where without her input it would be very difficult to find a way forward‘.