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Introduction

Lina joined Hardwicke in September 2011. She specialises in residential and commercial property, commercial and insurance disputes.
                                                        
Lina has a particularly busy landlord and tenant practice. She regularly deals with possession/forfeiture, disrepair, service charges, breach of covenant, unlawful eviction, anti-social behaviour, committals and Mobile Homes claims. She undertakes a range of work in real property, including adverse possession, boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, easements and claims to equitable interests in land.

Lina’s academic background focused on human rights and in 2011 she was led in the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Aguilar Quila) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] 1 AC 621 successfully challenging the 21 age bar on spouse visas on human rights grounds.

Junior to Junior (J2J)

Lina is part of our team of junior barristers who provide seminars and training to junior solicitors. You can listen to a podcast of one of her seminars on costs in small and fast track claims.

For more information on the programme, please visit our Junior to Junior (J2J) seminar programme page.

Education

  • LLB (European Legal Studies) Hons, Lancaster University, Lancaster, First Class (2004-2008)
  • Erasmus – Socrates, University of Seville, Spain, First Class with special mention (2006-2007)
  • Master of Laws, London School of Economics, London, Merit (2008-2009)
  • Bar Vocational Course, College of Law, London, Very Competent (2009-2010)

Academic Awards

  • 2009 Sir Thomas More Bursary
  • 2008 Hardwicke Scholarship
  • 2007 – 2008 F H Lawson Prize
  • 2006 – 2007 Hart Publishing Prize
  • 2004 – 2005 Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize

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In her spare time Lina volunteers at a homeless shelter in Islington. She enjoys hiking, diving and a Sunday roast with her friends in the pub.