Sian qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and joined Weightmans as a partner in 2007. Sian is sector lead for Housing and she is also a partner in the Property Litigation team. She specialises in all aspects of property litigation, both commercial and residential, in the High Court, the County Court, the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal. Sian also acts for a wide range of housing associations, stock transfer organisations and fully mutual housing co-operatives. Sian has specialist knowledge of housing management issues including possession cases based on convictions, breach of tenancy terms and anti-social behaviour, anti-social behaviour injunctions (with and without notice), general estate management issues including exchange, abandoned properties, squatters and disrepair. Sian appears regularly as an advocate in the county court.
Sian also has a wealth of experience in commercial property litigation . She is also skilled in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and has had noted success in mediations.
Sian is recommended in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a leader in her field. She is also a contributor to the Which Guide to Renting and Letting and is a current member of the Law Society’s Housing Committee having been the Chair between 2011-2014. She is an accomplished external speaker on housing and landlord and tenant issues.
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An "exemplary housing legal adviser." Chambers & Partners 2019