Lavinia Glover

Lavinia joined Becket Chambers in October 2015 and is developing her general practice in all of Chambers core areas.

Lavinia is particularly interested in ensuring that members of the public are able to understand the legal process and access the support available to them. Whilst undertaking her Bar Professional Training, she volunteered with the Personal Support Unit in the Newcastle Combined Court, supporting Litigants in Person throughout the court process. Lavinia also participated in ‘Street Law’, a scheme that aims to inform members of the public of their legal rights. In this role, she organised and delivered presentations to community groups on how the law affects them.
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Lavinia joined Chambers after the successful completion of her pupillage, and is developing a broad practice within Becket Chambers’ core areas. She accepts instructions in civil and general family matters.

She has a particular interest in civil matters, having represented both Claimants and Defendants in the County Court at all stages of proceedings. She is establishing a busy practice with a particular focus on personal injury and landlord and tenant matters. Lavinia is regularly instructed in small and fast track claims. Lavinia often takes instructions to draft advisory work particularly with regard to quantum in personal injury claims.

Lavinia accepts instructions in general family matters and frequently represents vulnerable clients for emergency non-molestation applications. She has appeared for both applicants and respondents at First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointments though to the Final Hearing.

She has also been instructed by the Home Office in civil forfeiture and condemnation proceedings. Lavinia has appeared in the Crown Court on behalf of the Director of Border Revenue.

She is known for her ability to put clients at ease with her personal and professional approach, and is highly competent in both processing large amounts of information and explaining it to her clients in a clear and concise way.

Lavinia volunteers at Kent Law Clinic to help those who struggle to access legal aid, and has previously participated in the CLOCK initiative founded by Canterbury Christ Church University.

Lavinia studied law with history at Canterbury Christ Church University before going on to study the Bar Professional Training Course at Northumbria Law School, then commencing pupillage with Becket Chambers in October 2015. Before pupillage she volunteered with the Personal Support Unit in the Newcastle Combined Court, supporting litigants in person throughout the court process.

Qualifications/ Education

Law with history (Canterbury Christ Church University), Bar Professional Training Course (Northumbria Law School)

 

Property & Land Law

Lavinia has a particular interest in residential landlord and tenant matters, and is often instructed on behalf of private and local authority landlords for possession of residential properties. She has provided advice on eviction notices and tenancy agreements and has represented tenants where a possession order has been successfully set aside.

Lavinia is able to advise on counter-claims and set-offs in relation to possession proceedings against private landlords and has made successful submissions on mandatory grounds for possession.

She has appeared on behalf of the local authority in relation to claims of tenants’ anti-social behaviour, and has most recently successfully represented the local authority for an injunction pending a possession hearing.

Lavinia has recently advised in an appeal against a possession order. Clients appreciate Lavinia’s ability to easily explain law and procedure. This is particularly important where there are issues or mental health and family.

 

Lavinia Glover's Property & Land Law Cases

Representing a landlord in a complex trespass case

Lavinia represented the landlord in a hearing for an Interim Possession Order against persons unknown. Multiple people had trespassed onto land and a building belonging to the Claimant. At the hearing the District Judge queried whether service was effective under CPR 55.6. Lavinia argued that whilst the documents had not been placed on a main Continue reading

Arguing effective service against trespassers

Lavinia acted for a claimant Council who were claiming possession of an area of land that had been occupied by trespassers. The trespassers claimed they had an implied licence in that an unknown person had given them an implied or expressed licence to be there. The Defendant also argued that service had not been effective Continue reading

Articles by Lavinia Glover

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954- is a tenant now deprived of their security of tenure?

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 regulates the way in which business tenancies can be terminated. Importantly, it gives business tenants security of tenure. However, that security has been called into question recently in the case of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited [2017] EWHC 1670 (QB). In July 2017, judgment was handed Continue reading

Lavinia Glover's Testimonials for Property & Land Law

“I have spoken with the clients and they thought you were “brilliant” and were very pleased with you and the possession order.”

Miss S from Solicitors Instructing Lavinia Glover – February 17

Personal Injury

Lavinia represents clients in a variety of civil matters, and has been involved in the early stages of proceedings advising on liability, evidence and quantum. She has advised clients in relation to quantum of damages in negligence claims and in relation to infant settlements. Lavinia has drafted skeleton arguments and pleadings for matters, which involved several expert reports. Lavinia has appeared on behalf of clients for contested liability and/or quantum trials, in the fast track.

Lavinia’s clients value her tenacious approach in road traffic accident claims, and her close attention for detail instils confidence in her clients prior to court appearances. She is regularly instructed in relation to claims involving credit hire and repairs. Most recently she has considerably reduced the amount claimed for damages in a road traffic accident. Lavinia has litigated on behalf of claimants for “trip and slip” injuries.

Lavinia has made successful submissions regarding costs, particularly in relation to unreasonable behaviour, in the small claims track. Lavinia has experience of qualified one-way costs shifting specifically arguments relating to fundamental dishonesty.

 

Lavinia Glover's Personal Injury Cases

Reasonable compensation for whiplash injury

Lavinia was instructed to represent the Defendant at the hearing to assess quantum of damages for a personal injury, sustained in a Road Traffic Accident. The injury was a relatively minor whiplash injury to the neck with duration of 12 months. The Claimants had valued the injury at £3,900. Lavinia made successful submissions that this Continue reading

Articles by Lavinia Glover

Breaking the chain of causation

Introduction This article explores the recent case of Clay v TUI Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1177. Mr Philip Clay brought a claim for damages for personal injury against TUI UK Limited. Mr Clay sustained injuries when he fell from a balcony at a hotel in Tenerife, where he and his family had gone on a Continue reading

Further reform to Personal Injury – Crackdown on gastric illness in holiday claims

Introduction Hot on the heels of The Association of British Insurers (ABI) (in response to an apparent increase in whiplash claims) The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has campaigned for reform in package holiday gastric illness claims. Personal Injury reform is a topic that I have previously explored under “Personal Injury Claims- further reform Continue reading

Clarification on the correct application of qualified one-way costs shifting

This article explores the correct way Defendant’s added to a claim after April 2013 should approach qualified one-way costs shifting (“QOCS”) It explains how QOCS should be applied in respect of an unsuccessful claim for damages for personal injury. In particular, the article reviews the recent Court of Appeal decision in Corstorphine (An Infant) v Continue reading

Lavinia Glover's Testimonials for Personal Injury

Children - Private Law (CAP)

Lavinia is developing a busy practice, acting for both mother and father, in applications for Child Arrangements Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders. Lavinia accepts instructions at all stages of proceedings. Lavinia is regularly instructed at the beginning of proceedings, for the First Hearing Dispute Resolution Appointment, and remains involved until the final hearing. Lavinia’s experience with litigants in person proves invaluable during family law proceedings. This often leads to productive negotiations whilst at court, speeding up the court process.

Lavinia has experience of a variety of disputes ranging from the contact a parent should have with a child to who the child shall live with. Most recently Lavinia has been involved in a case regarding the temporary removal of a child from the jurisdiction to a non-Hague convention country.

Lavinia is experienced in representing vulnerable clients where there are allegations of domestic violence and rape. Clients value Lavinia’s ability to handle the case sensitively whilst maintaining a firm approach. Lavinia has experience in dealing with the issue of parental alienation and the implications of this on the child’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.