Lousia Nye - 5 Stone Buildings
Junior counsel

Louisa Nye

Call to Bar:2007

An instructing solicitor

Louisa is an extremely approachable, thorough and commercially focused Counsel whose knowledge and breadth of experience is impressive. Louisa's passion for her work and diligence is clear making it easy for instructing solicitors to recommend her to clients.

Louisa’s practice is property-focused, predominately real property and landlord and tenant. Louisa also deals with complex property cases involving a cross-over into trusts, inheritance, insolvency and professional negligence.

She deals with cases in the County Court, First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and High Court. Louisa also regularly advises clients prior to litigation and in relation to non-contentious matters.

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An instructing solicitor

Louisa operates effectively as both an excellent client facing advocate as well as providing first class written work to enable clients and instructing solicitors to make difficult commercial decisions."

About Louisa Nye

Real Property

Louisa’s real property practice encompasses a wide-range of disputes. She has particular expertise advising in complex cases involving inter-related and overlapping proprietary rights.

Louisa is instructed in cases involving registered and unregistered title and applications to HM Land Registry. She deals with disputes involving transfers, contracts for the sale of land, mortgages, notices on the register and restrictions. She also acts in complex mortgage possession cases.

In relation to trust cases she has acted in matters involving express trusts, constructive trusts, applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and proprietary estoppel.

She has experience of a variety of trespass cases, boundary disputes and adverse possession claims.

Louisa also acts in matters concerning rights of way, rights of light and other easements, restrictive covenants, party wall act claims and nuisance.

Landlord and Tenant

Louisa has a wealth of experience in commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters. She also has expertise in mixed commercial and residential premises, such as public houses or mixed-use developments.

She is instructed in cases involving the interpretation of leases, registered and unregistered land, and interactions between freehold and leasehold interests.

In relation to long leasehold cases Louisa acts in matters involving service charges, disrepair, leasehold enfranchisement, rights of first refusal and determination.

In relation to residential landlord and tenant Louisa deals with security of tenure, complex possession actions under the Housing Act 1988, the Rent Act 1977, and the Housing Act 1985 (in relation to registered social landlords).

Louisa is regularly instructed in relation to landlord and tenant issues arising out of wills and family arrangements.

Typical commercial landlord and tenant disputes include forfeiture, rent review, dilapidations, disputes arising out of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995, lease renewals and oppositions under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and Telecommunications Code cases.


Louisa has experience of the Consistory Court and appeals to the Court of Arches.

She acted in Re: The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath (Bath Abbey) [2017] ECC B&W 1, as junior to Mark Blackett-Ord, on behalf of the Victorian Society opposing the removal of the nave pews at Bath Abbey.

She has also been involved in the settlement of an appeal against a faculty granting permission for an extensive re-ordering of a church.

She is a communicating member of the Church of England.

Mediation Advocacy

Louisa has considerable experience of advocacy in mediation. She was a member of the Bar Council’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel from 2014 to 2018. She has acted in mediations concerning a variety of proprietary issues. Most recently mediations have involved trusts of land, inheritance, proprietary estoppel, boundary disputes, easements and rights and obligations under leases.

Notable Cases

Re: The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath (Bath Abbey) [2017] ECC B&W 1 – junior to Mark Blackett-Ord, opposing an application for a faculty permitting the removal of the nave pews in Bath Abbey.

Haque v Raja [2016] EWHC 1950 (Ch) – case involving the interrelation between sections 28-29 of the Land Registration Act 2002 and section 27(2) of the Law of Property Act 1925.


Louisa graduated with a BA (Hons) in Law from St John’s College Cambridge in 2006.

She was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in July 2007.

She received a Harmsworth Exhibition from Middle Temple and a McMahon Studentship from St John’s College Cambridge.

In 2008 Louisa graduated with an LL.M. from the London School of Economics, with a distinction in International and Commercial Arbitration.

Professional Memberships

• Chancery Bar Association
• Property Bar Association
• South-Eastern Circuit
• British Institute of International and Comparative Law
• Chairman of the Young Bar (2016)
• Elected member of the Bar Council (2015-2017)

Louisa is also training to be an advocacy trainer for Middle Temple, is a registered pupil supervisor and a case reviewer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Publications and Seminars

Louisa edits the private residential tenancy division (Division C) of Hill & Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant.

Louisa regularly gives talks and seminars, both at solicitors’ firms and in chambers, and has spoken on the following:

• Notices under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988: timing and form.
• AGAs and GAGAs under the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995.
• Collective enfranchisement: Notices and Counter-notices.
• Ground (f) of section 30 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
• The two-trustee rule and its interrelation with sections 28 and 29 of the Land Registration Act 2002.
• Preparation of witness statements for trial.

As part of her work as Chairman of the Young Bar (2016), Louisa wrote several articles for leading legal publications and gave addresses to the World Bar Conference (Edinburgh, April 2016) and the Annual Bar and Young Bar Conference (London, October 2016).

She also spoke on a panel at the Australian Bar Association’s International Conference (London, July 2017).

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