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Morayo Fagborun Bennett
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Morayo, an ADR ODR accredited mediator, can act online or face-to-face to help resolve disputes, utilising her extensive practical experience of all property related disputes, including those concerning social housing.

She has undertaken many mediations as a barrister, including in disrepair, service charge and dilapidation proceedings.

To instruct Morayo as a mediator, please contact Patrick Sarson.

Directory recommendations

Morayo is recommended by both Chambers UK and Legal 500 for Social Housing. The directories note:

  • She is an excellent barrister, with an in-depth knowledge of her subject – clients love the no-nonsense approach. She can win over judges with well-prepared arguments. A great advocate and always happy to think outside the box to look for solutions.” (Legal 500)
  • “She has a mild exterior with a steely interior.” “Very diligent, thorough and impressive.” (Chambers UK)
  • “Has developed into a tremendous social housing barrister. She really gets the sector. Judges, clients and opponents all respect her. One who could go all the way.” (Legal 500)
  • “A vivacious barrister who takes on big cases with great skill”. (Chambers UK)
  • “Excellent in every respect; one of the housing Bar’s most consistent performers” (Legal 500)
  • “Solicitors like her and she genuinely knows her stuff” (Chambers UK)
  • “Very conscientious and collaborative to work with” (Legal 500)
  • She’s excellent – incredibly thorough” (Chambers UK)

Judicial Appointments

Deputy District Judge
Chair of the Valuation Tribunal for England

Professional associations

  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association
  • British Nigeria Law Forum
  • BAME in Property
  • Housing Law Practitioners Association (HLPA)
  • Social Housing Law Association (SHLA)
  • Constitutional & Administrative Law Bar Association

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
  • ADR ODR Accredited Mediator

Publications

  • Social Housing Law in Practice, Lexis Nexis

CSR

  • Chair of Chambers’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee
  • FRU, Advocate and CLIPS volunteer
  • Pupil supervisor
  • Mentoring
  • Speaker at pupillage talks for BPTC students and involved in increasing participation of BIPOC and other underrepresented groups in the legal profession
  • Tough Mudder (half!) for charity
  • BNLF Social Secretary for 2020-2021, Foundation member of the BNLF Women’s Network and member of the BNLF Race Equality Group
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