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Sabrina Furneaux-Gotch, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches


Sabrina is a senior associate in the real estate litigation team. She advises landowners, including property developers, education institutions and private individuals, on a range of matters spanning misrepresentation, trespass, nuisance, boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, easements, and claims to title by adverse possession. She also acts for a number of private individuals in relation to beneficial interest disputes between cohabitees and other trust of land (TOLATA) claims.

Sabrina regularly deals with commercial disputes and management issues for both landlords and tenants, including claims for possession, forfeiture, dilapidations claims, lease renewals, rent review, break options, service charge liability, and landlord or tenant insolvency.

Recognised as an ‘associate to watch’ in the 2015-2018 editions of Chambers UK, Sabrina is noted for her ‘ability and willingness to think outside the box to her clients’ benefit’. She is described as ‘an expert in her subject’ who can ‘recall even minute details of the case’ and praised for her ‘pleasant, reassuring and meticulous’ approach. She has also been recognised as an ‘up-and-coming star' in the most recent editions of The Legal 500.

Sabrina trained to be a barrister after reading law at the London School of Economics and was called to the Bar in 2009. She cross-qualified as a solicitor at an Exeter firm, before joining Penningtons Manches in 2012. She is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for an institutional investor in contested lease renewal proceedings in relation to a multi-million pound regeneration project in London.
  • Acting for a pension fund in a dilapidations claim in the Technology and Construction Court.
  • Successfully mediating in a claim for possession by a commercial landlord following a tenant insolvency and lease disclaimer.

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