Practice Areas

  • Development arrangements – advice, drafting (including planning promotion and overage agreements) and contentious
  • Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Assets of community Value
  • Landlord and tenant including agreements for lease, commercial lease renewal and enfranchisement.
  • Sales of land including options
  • Mortgages – enforcement and drafting
  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • Adverse possession
  • Commercial – advice, drafting (including distributions agreements, guarantees and bonds) and contentious
  • Trusts
  • Charities including disputes over the running of religious organisations and buildings
  • Partnership including medical combinations
  • Wills/Probate
  • Company – shareholders agreements; sales of shares; unfair prejudice applications
  • Professional negligence

Recent cases

Non-contentious

  • Refinancing by lending consortium secured on commercial property portfolio
  • Restructuring of Superstore leasing arrangement
  • Drafting regime for carrying out substantial works prior to completion
  • Drafting and advising on planning promotion agreement with regard to horticultural land
  • Advice on operation of overage agreements
  • Advice on drainage surface water from development site
  • Drafting of underlease for purpose of dividing up building
  • Advice on control of religious centre
  • Drafting and advice on distribution agreements
  • Structure of arrangement for development of football ground
  • Drafting of clauses for sale conditional on planning
  • Advice to developer regarding rights of light claim

Contentious

  • Dispute over ownership of London property in insolvency court for non-dom third party
  • Judicial review of authority’s decision to refuse CIL demolition deduction
  • Opposition to nomination of property as ACV
  • Enforcement of sharia-law compliant charge
  • Opposition to application to register public highway
  • Setting aside default judgment in professional negligence claim
  • Defence of claim for breach of warranty/misrepresentation relating to sale of company
  • Action to enforce guarantee in loan notes
  • Rebutted application to appoint management trustees running religious centre
  • Contested construction of gift in will
  • Dispute over width of right of way to vacant factory
  • Enforcement of performance bond
  • Claim arising from design and installation of office
  • Defence of claim for breach of warranty/misrepresentation relating to sale of company
  • Action to enforce guarantee in loan notes

Decisions

  • R (oao Hourhope Limited) v Shropshire County Council [2015] EWHC 518 (Admin)
  • University of East London Higher Education Corpn v Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council and others [2004] EWHC 2710 (Ch) dispute over validity of restrictive covenants affecting Dagenham;
  • University of East London Higher Education Corp v Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council and others (No 2) [2004] EWHC 2908 (Ch) – confirming costs of local authorities on indemnity basis;
  • Lau -v- Redpalm (Groucho Club – rent review)
  • Amsprop Trading Limited v Harris Distribution (head landlord seeking to enforce covenants directly against a sub-tenant)
  • Dolgellau Golf Club v Hett (Court of Appeal – landlord’s opposition to grant of new tenancy on ground that required for landlord’s business).

Recent publications

Professional memberships

  • Member of Chancery Bar Association and Property Bar Association