Morayo Fagborun Bennett > Chambers of PJ Kirby QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of PJ Kirby QC and Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
Hardwicke
HARDWICKE BUILDING, NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3SB
England

Position

Morayo specialises in all areas of landlord and tenant and real property law.

Her social housing background has been used to develop a strong residential L&T practice. Her background in local government and public law makes her uniquely placed to handle complicated issues arising in mixed use property developments, whether involving the residential, commercial or social housing units.

Morayo came to the law after graduating in philosophy and theology from St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a recommended junior in Social Housing in the latest edition of Chambers UK and Legal 500. She is the author of Chapter 9 “Hoarders and Nuisance neighbours” in the online Lexis Nexis book Social Housing Law in Practice.  She is a Consulting Editorial Board Member for Public Law and Local Government with Lexis PSL and a member of the Metropolitan Police legal services panel.

Recent cases include Charalambous v Ng [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 (tenancy deposit schemes), Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 30 (easement of support and measured duty of care) and Farah v Hillingdon LBC [2014] EWCA Civ 359 (intentionality and homelessness).

Memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Women in Property
  • HLPA
  • SHLA
  • ALBA
  • BPBU
  • FRU

Education

  • BVC (Outstanding)
  • CPE (Commendation)
  • MA (Westminster) Crime, Human Rights and the International Community (Distinction)
  • MA (Oxon) Philosophy and Theology
  • Buchanan Prize 2004
  • IDS Brief Prize for Employment Law 2004
  • Sibel Dedezade Pro Bono Award 2004
  • Hardwicke Scholar 2003
  • Lord Bowen Scholar 2002
  • ADR ODR Accredited Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Morayo Fagborun BennettHardwickeHas developed into a tremendous social housing barrister. She really gets the sector. Judges, clients and opponents all respect her. One who could go all the way.

Hardwicke has ‘tremendous depth in the social housing sphere‘ and is ‘always able to find someone to deal with a matter‘. Chambers has a strong track record acting for local authorities, housing associations and tenants across the entire spectrum of issues. The trend for a number of housing associations to consolidate into ‘super housing associations’ has led to the set becoming a first port of call for a number of those large entities. In one case highlight, Morayo Fagborun Bennett (who recently completed a secondment with the Peabody Trust) acted for A2 Dominion in a possession claim arising from the tenant’s rent arrears, and also her failure to occupy the premises as her only or principal home. In a notably high-value matter, Laura Tweedy is defending Family Mosaic against a circa £14m damages claim brought by a tenant.