Biography

Morayo specialises in all areas of landlord and tenant and property law.

Recent cases include Charalambous v Ng [2014] EWCA Civ 1604 (tenancy deposit schemes), Coope v Ward [2015] EWCA Civ 30 (easement of support and measured duty of care) and Farah v Hillingdon LBC [2014] EWCA Civ 359 (intentionality and homelessness). She also regularly acts in disrepair and dilapidation proceedings, service and estate charge disputes and residential and commercial lease renewals.

Morayo’s public law practice includes community care, Court of Protection, deprivation of liberty, welfare benefits, homelessness, judicial review and discrimination law. Recent cases concerned the community care needs of life sentenced prisoners, a deprivation of liberty case on the interface between the MCH and MCA and a test case on the lawfulness of the current practice adopted by decision makers in Employment Support Allowance assessments.

Morayo’s commercial practice covers contractual disputes in the property and employment sectors advocating in the courts and tribunals. A speciality is cases involving multiple discrimination complaints. Morayo came to the law with a background in philosophy and theology, graduating from St Hilda’s College, Oxford in 2000 with a 2:1. Her Masters in Crime, Human Rights and the International Community achieved a Distinction.

She attained a commendation in the Common Professional Examination and was graded outstanding on the Bar Vocational Course in 2004.

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Contact details

mfb@hardwicke.co.uk

Areas of Practice

  • Education

    BVC, City University (Outstanding)
    CPE. City University (Commendation)
    MA (Westminster) Crime, Human Rights and the International Community (Distinction)
    MA (Oxon) Philosophy and Theology (2:1)

    Qualification

    Buchanan Prize 2004
    IDS Brief Prize for Employment Law 2004
    Sibel Dedezade Pro Bono Award 2004
    Hardwicke Scholar 2003
    Lord Bowen Scholar 2002