Do you need a Barrister that is approachable, flexible and helpful but always effective? I can help you with legal advice and representation.
I have specific expertise in the following areas:
I have a good understanding of the law, and can help you in most other areas of civil law related to these subjects. For example, Money claims; disputes with your builder; disputes with your neighbour; dispute with your ex-partner about a property; possession claims; dispute with your business partner; dispute about your lease; disputes about leasehold problems; problems with landlords or tenants; planning disputes, just to name a few.
My personal style:
I enjoy working with you the client, to identify and resolve problems in whatever way provides the best solution for you. I take a pragmatic and practical approach to helping you with your case. I prepare thoroughly, and have a reputation for being an effective advocate with a solid reputation for fighting my client's corner.
If you would like to find our more about me, my availability or fees, please do speak to my clerks who can contact me anytime. I am completely flexible with fees and always happy to consider working to a fixed budget if that helps. I am happy to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies, charities and other organisations*.
Desiree Artesi is Direct Public Access and Litigation Accredited. Barristers are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.
In some cases, you may not need a solicitor. Desiree can help you from the beginning to the end of your case.
Successfully advising and representing a Defendant co-habitee in a property dispute after a 12 year relationship had ended. Obtained 97% share for the defending partner.
Representing landlords in breaches of houses in multiple occupation regulations
Successful judicial review of the application of planning policy affecting local community and green spaces.
Advice and representation to local community to successfully defend against developers building on local green space.
Successfully advising and representing the Claimant in a building dispute involving the construction of a loft, and a ground floor disabled bathroom.
Successfully advising and representing an elderly couple in a boundary dispute with their neighbours.
Successfully representing company partner in a partnership dispute and dissolution of the partnership.
Partnership dispute litigation.
Successful representation on behalf of a well known pub and clubs landlord against local authority enforcement action.
Representing landlords and tenants in possession cases.
Representing both landlords and tenants before the Property Tribunal.
Desiree represented a company against a public body in this multi-million pound public procurement case.
Desiree represented 4 of the 5 successful bidders on an application for disclosure, where the unsuccessful bidders sought disclosure of tender documents. Contract worth 50 million pounds over 5 years.
Desiree represented a local authority in the Court of Appeal in this landmark case involving succession rights.
Challenge to decision of local authority and the application of its homelessness policies.
Successfully advising in a multi-million pound arbitration matter concerning the construction of a hotel and marina in the Caribbean
On a personal note, Desiree has a passion for raising funds to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds. She often combines back packing with volunteer work in remote corners of the world, which gives her an opportunity to meet and interact with people from all walks of life.
Desiree has tutored at the College of Law and lectured at Birkbeck College, University of London, and has written and lectured on a wide range of legal subjects
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*All instructions are subject to the Bar Code of Conduct and Barrister Terms and Conditions.