Victoria Osler

“Victoria has proven herself as a formidable barrister in all matters she has represented in. The pleadings had been concise and more importantly, have been necessarily aggressive whilst still protecting the client at the same time. She is well liked by clients she has worked with; she is able to offer a human touch whilst maintaining a professional decorum. This results in positive outcomes and happy clients.”

The Legal 500 UK 2021

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Victoria is a member of the Property Team of Five Paper and ranked as a leading junior in Social Housing for Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Victoria specialises in all aspects of real property and landlord and tenant law, both in the residential and commercial contexts. Victoria’s real property practice encompasses lease interpretation, adverse possession, restrictive covenants, right to light disputes, easements, boundaries, party walls, nuisance, and trespass.

In residential matters Victoria has expertise in cases concerning trust of land, including, but not limited, to TOLATA  claims, and mortgage work. In the commercial context Victoria has dealt successfully with numerous business tenancy and lease renewal cases, business lease interpretation and dilapidation issues.

In the area of leasehold and leasehold management work, Victoria regularly advises and acts in matters concerning the interpretation of long leases, lease extension, service charge disputes, forfeiture, and break clauses.

Victoria’s broad practice also encompasses work for the public sector. She has lengthy and detailed experience of dealing with a range of matters arising under the housing acts, including the right to buy, stock transfers, fire safety regulations, possession claims, Equality Act issues, Human Rights arguments, death and succession claims, assignment, unlawful evictions, anti-social behaviour proceedings, closure orders and other remedies for the abatement of anti-social conduct. Victoria has also dealt with a number of claims involving tenancy deposit issues.

Victoria has a keen interest in public law. She regularly acts for local authorities with regard to homelessness appeals, including matters relating to the prevention of homelessness. Victoria also deals with challenges to local authority allocation policies, including judicial reviews of the authorities policies and procedures. Victoria has a particular interest in issues concerning capacity and the engagement of the homelessness provisions under Pt.7, Housing Act 1996.

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