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Morayo
Fagborun Bennett

"She is calm, well prepared and fights her cases with determination and skill." - Chambers UK

Year of call: 2004

Introduction

Morayo specialises in all areas of landlord and tenant and real property law.

Her social housing background has been used to develop a strong residential L&T practice. Her background in local government and public law makes her uniquely placed to handle complicated issues arising in mixed use property developments, whether involving the residential, commercial or social housing units.

Morayo came to the law after graduating in philosophy and theology from St Hilda’s College, Oxford. She is a recommended junior in Social Housing in the latest edition of Chambers UK and Legal 500. She is the author of Chapter 9 "Hoarders and Nuisance neighbours" in the online Lexis Nexis book Social Housing Law in Practice.  She is a Consulting Editorial Board Member for Public Law and Local Government with Lexis PSL and a member of the Metropolitan Police legal services panel.

Recent cases include Charalambous v Ng [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 (tenancy deposit schemes), Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 30 (easement of support and measured duty of care) and Farah v Hillingdon LBC [2014] EWCA Civ 359 (intentionality and homelessness). 

Morayo can provide advice and representation on a direct access, where appropriate.

Directory Recommendations

Morayo is recommended by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 for Social Housing.

"Methodological and eloquent with an eye for detail"

Qualifications

  • BVC (Outstanding)
  • CPE (Commendation)
  • MA (Westminster) Crime, Human Rights and the International Community (Distinction)
  • MA (Oxon) Philosophy and Theology
  • Buchanan Prize 2004
  • IDS Brief Prize for Employment Law 2004
  • Sibel Dedezade Pro Bono Award 2004
  • Hardwicke Scholar 2003
  • Lord Bowen Scholar 2002

Professional associations

Property Bar Association, Women in Property, HLPA, SHLA, ALBA, BPBU and FRU.

Publications

  • Setting aside unconscionable bargains - Solicitors Journal
  • Property development - High price paid for bulldozing the rules - Property Investor News
  • Tenancy deposit schemes - The saga continues - Solicitors Journal
  • The measured duty of care - The solution when bits of a property fall, slip or slide? - New Law Journal
  • Disrepair, default judgements and debarring orders - Solicitors Journal
  • Public Sector NewsletterLexis PSL ​