Ensures his clients are always one step ahead
A 'brilliant strategist' who can 'see the wood from the trees'
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I advise a wide range of clients from multinationals to small family-run business, retailers, charities of all sizes including a number of household names, unions and educational establishments.
I also advise private individuals on all aspects of their property-related disputes but with a particular specialism in landlord and tenant work, which includes advising in relation to the management of client property portfolios. Where possible I like to get involved at an early stage to advise on preventative measures to avoid litigation.
Our client charity’s former trustees granted leases in breach of the charity’s constitution and failed to comply with their statutory duties regarding the disposition. I help resolved the issue by advising as to the validity of the prior agreements and negotiated the parties entering into new valid leases.
My client wish to redevelop part of its central London headquarters building, however that potential development was curtailed by a restrictive covenant in its lease. I advised on how to obtain a modification of that covenant for considerably less than originally thought, which was recorded in a deed of variation to the lease, so as to enable the client to proceed with the redevelopment.
My client was facing a large dilapidations bill on the expiry of its lease for its Central London headquarters building. Through negotiating with the landlord and using specific terms in the lease we agreed that no dilapidations would be payable in return for an early surrender of the lease.