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Camilla Lamont

Camilla Lamont

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Camilla is an experienced property litigator. She undertakes work in all areas of property litigation, including real property and related chancery work and landlord and tenant, both commercial and residential. She also has experience of property related environmental and professional negligence work. Whilst she is very much a litigator, Camilla is also frequently instructed by transactional lawyers, often within tight time frames, to advise on points that fall within her areas of expertise.  Please click through each link for more details of Camilla’s practice in each area.
 
Areas of Practice

Real Property and Chancery

Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Residential Landlord and Tenant

Environmental

What the directories say...

Camilla is recognised as a leading junior in property/real estate litigation by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who’s Who Legal UK Bar.  She has recently been shortlisted for the award of Chambers & Partners Real Estate Junior of the Year for 2017.   Comments about her in the directories include the following:

"Camilla is able to present her advice in a way which appeals to clients of all types. She can be firm when she needs to be and does not sit on the fence.  Her advice is pragmatic and shows a real understanding of the commercial realities faced by clients”.  Her practice is “impressive”.  (Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar Real Estate 2017)

A well-respected property barrister with expertise pertaining to service charge litigation, mixed-use schemes and commercial property disputes. She is also known for her work in environmental litigation. "She is unbelievably bright. She can put things into layman's terms for clients." "She is approachable, always available on the phone and able to work things through." (Chambers and Partners 2017)

“Knowledgeable on commercial and development matters” (Legal 500, 2016)

"She is very pragmatic and understands what life is like at the coal face of property matters. She gets her sleeves rolled up and helps steer the client through the litigation minefield." "She is a strong opponent who is very clever and determined." (Chambers and Partners 2016)

"Very commercial, user-friendly and an extremely bright and able barrister." (Legal 500, 2015)

technically excellent, good on her feet, but also down to earth with a relaxed but authoritative manner with clients … She cuts to the chase, and provides quality advice and sensible solutions … She has recognised skill in dealing with property disputes with an environmental angle” (Chambers & Partners 2015)

“an outstanding junior”, who “is recognised for her in depth knowledge of this sector” and “has been extremely active this year handling commercial development and property-related environment matters” (Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2015)

“a very strong advocate who is able to dissect a lot of data to get to the nub of a matter” (Legal 500, 2014)

“a much admired real estate litigation junior” who is “incredibly thorough, has a good mind and is commercial.” It is said of her that “you are guaranteed to get a view that’s measured and considered and persuasive” (Chambers & Partners 2014)

“very down to earth” (Legal 500, 2013)

"technically excellent” and “never misses a detail” (Chambers & Partners 2013)

“user friendly” (Legal 500, 2012)

“a delightful junior with a great brain” (Chambers & Partners 2012)

“a trusted adviser who has impressive technical ability” (Legal 500, 2011)

“a specialist property practitioner” who is “user friendly, very thorough and works as part of the team” (Chambers & Partners, 2011)

“instantly likeable” (Legal 500, 2010)

“clients are pleased to recommend someone so quick to grasp the key points and turn around work quickly and without fuss” (Chambers and Partners, 2010)

“hands on” (Legal 500, 2009)

“a persuasive advocate” (Legal 500, 2008)

Publications and Lectures

Camilla has published widely in her field and most significantly has been an editor of Hill & Redman on Landlord and Tenant since 2002. She also contributes to LexisPSL Property Law as a Q&A Panel Author.  

She regularly lectures on property law and practice both to professional audiences and students. She was a speaker at the 2016 Chancery Bar Association Conference (on nuisance), the 2015 UKELA Conference (on flooding and nuisance claims), the 2015 Property Bar Association Conference (on service charges), the 2014 Property Litigation Association’s Annual Training Day (on 1954 Act), the 2013 Property Litigation Association’s Annual Conference (on injunctions), the 2011 Property Bar Association’s Annual Conference (on break notices) and the 2010 Property Litigation Association’s Annual Training Conference (on disclaimer and CVAs) and has previously delivered lectures in Hong Kong in association with the Law Society and the British Council. She has delivered lectures to surveyors for the CPD Foundation as well as lecturing on the land law and commercial leases courses at Oxford University. 

Mediation

Camilla became an accredited mediator in 2009 and has successfully acted as a mediator both in relation to property disputes and more generally in commercial and civil disputes. She is willing to mediate a wide range of disputes. Please click here for more details. She also holds the RICS Award in Arbitration which she was awarded in 2012.

Professional Memberships

Camilla is committed to pro bono work which she accepts through the Bar Pro Bono Unit. She has recently been appointed as one of the Bar Pro Bono Unit’s Senior Reviewers for property and landlord and tenant cases.

She is a member of the Chancery and Property Bar Associations and the UK Environmental Lawyers Association (UKELA).

Since 2011 Camilla has been a member of the Bar Standards Board (Qualifications Committee).