Laura D'Cruz

Laura D'Cruz

Year of call:

2006, Inner Temple

Contact:

Laura D'Cruz

Education:

BA Worcester College, Oxford;LLM Bristol

SPECIALIST AREAS OF PRACTICE

• Property
including co-ownership, mortgages, easements, restrictive covenants, nuisance, boundary disputes, adverse possession, and residential and business tenancies.

Laura has experience appearing in and advising in relation to HM Land Registry Adjudications as well as County Court and High Court matters, and has also represented a landowner in a Village Green Public Inquiry.

•Commercial
including sale and supply of goods and services, breach of contract, misrepresentation, partnership disputes and consumer credit.

Laura appeared in Carey v HSBC & other cases [2009] EWHC 3417 (QB), [2010] All ER (D) 05 (Feb) (potential unenforceability of regulated consumer credit agreements).

• Insolvency
including personal and corporate

Laura appeared in the case of HMRC v Cassells [2008] EWHC 3180 (Ch), [2009] STC 1047 on behalf of the bankrupt (annulment/rescission of bankruptcy order, sections 282 & 375 of the Insolvency Act 1986).

Laura appeared in Cartwright v Registrar of Companies [2012] EWHC 359 (Ch), [2012] 2 All ER 1234 on behalf of the Registrar (move from administration into liquidation, para 83 of Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986).

• Trusts, wills & probate
including contentious probate, construction of wills and trusts, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

• Professional negligence
including claims against solicitors.

Social housing
including secure, assured and introductory tenancies, anti-social behaviour injunctions and committals, ASBOs and homelessness proceedings.

• Immigration
as part of her appointment to the panel, Laura has appeared in a number of judicial review permission hearings including R (on the application of Shewandy) v SSHD [2011] EWHC 2597 (Admin).

"Her practice includes partnership disputes and consumer credit matters."

Legal 500 2017


"Recommended for Chancery matters."

Legal 500 2016


"Experienced in consumer credit, partnership disputes and breaches of contract."

Legal 500 2015


"A specialist in all aspects of commercial law."

Legal 500 2014


"recommended"

Legal 500 2013


"recommended"

Legal 500 2012


“recommended for commercial and chancery work.”

Legal 500 2011


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