Naomi Newell


Norfolk & Norwich Law Society, Junior Lawyer of the Year 2017

Naomi grew up in Bristol and studied law at the University of East Anglia (UEA). While at the UEA Naomi was dedicated to voluntary work and in recognition of this she was recognised in the Attorney General & LawWorks student pro bono awards for her contribution to pro bono.

Naomi completed her Legal Practice Course in Cambridge during which time she continued her voluntary work and worked part-time as an Associate Tutor at the UEA Law School. Naomi undertook her 20-month training contract with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in May 2016.



Key Achievements
  • Acted on a number of possession cases, representing clients at court

  • Negotiated settlements of rent, service charge and ground rent arrears, including in the context of Residential Property Tribunal proceedings

  • Advised clients on a wide range of enforcement issues, including successful instructions to trace agents and private investigators

  • Mediated settlement of right to light and other easement related disputes

  • Resolved commercial tenancy disputes involving dilapidations and lease-based issues

Areas of Expertise
  • Residential landlord and tenant disputes for both claimants and defendants: Section 8 Housing Act 1988 notices; Section 21 Housing Act 1988 notices; Possession claims and representation at hearings; Evictions via bailiffs; Deposit protection advice

  • Residential long-lease advice for freeholders: Service charge advice, including demands and County Court claims; Ground rent advice, including demands and County Court claims; Administration charge advice, including demands and County Court claims

  • Residential long-lease advice for leaseholders: Residential Property Tribunal preparation and negotiation for determination of the premium and reasonable costs on lease renewals; Lease reviews and written advice regarding obligations

  • Contract advice: including advice upon Terms of Engagement; breach of contract; misrepresentation, including upon property purchase contracts

  • Debt recovery: Private debt recovery; Commercial debt recovery including commercial rent arrears recovery; Bailiff and High Court Enforcement instructions

  • Civil Procedure advice: advising clients on cost/benefit analysis; Civil Procedure Rules; proportionality and reasonableness

  • Property disputes: Boundaries; Breach of covenants and easements; Beneficial and legal interests in property; Building disputes

Assisted by:

Natalie Peacock