Year of call 2004
Amanda Gourlay’s practice focuses on property matters.
Amanda came to the Bar after ten years in the travel industry, where her employment included negotiating contracts for a programme of holiday rental properties in Corsica.
She brings enthusiasm and commitment to her court and paper work.
As is to be expected of a former linguist, Amanda thinks quickly on her feet. She is an articulate and experienced advocate.
Her research is always thorough, and she aims to produce written work, which is clear and user-friendly for court, solicitor and lay client.
Amanda is regularly instructed real property matters: trusts of land and co-ownership disputes are familiar territory to her. Her longest running case turned on the validity of an estate contract and its priority over her client purchaser by virtue of an overriding interest.
Recent litigation has included collective enfranchisement and the rights of receivers to possession of mortgaged land against a borrower.
Recent advisory work has involved rights of first refusal and the practicalities of enforcing estate rent charges.
Amanda is the voice behind the award-winning “Law & Lease“, a blog recording and commenting on service charge decisions. Her expertise in landlord and tenant law embraces the right to manage, appointment of a manager, breaches of covenant and forfeiture.