Activity Report – What we have been up to
This month Andy Creer has been advising on rent review provisions, considering s.18 valuations and drafting the Statements of Case in various Code matters.
Jamal Demachkie spent much of the last month enjoying the sights of Lake Bled in Slovenia, but found time to argue about stays of execution in the High Court, advised on a prospective appeal to the Court of Appeal on breach of restrictive covenants, and spent two and half days arguing about amendments to a Particulars of Claim.
Daniel Gatty has had a month of interim injunction applications – both applying and responding. The rest of his time has been spent on the usual mix of advisory work (including about a particularly interesting dilapidations point if that isn’t an oxymoron) and drafting, with a bit of mediating thrown in.
James Hall has had a busy year so far, mainly involving professional negligence (of others!), and is looking forward to his upcoming Balearic holiday.
Rupert Higgins has been advising on the validity of some break notices (someone’s got to do it)!
The last month has been a heady mix of advising on complex mortgage and residential possession claims and a stream of TOLATA for Katrina Mather.
Monty Palfrey has had a busy couple of months culminating with a contested 54 Act renewal against Kirk Reynolds QC (of the book fame) over what constitutes a “high class supermarket”. Otherwise pubs, boundaries and possession.
Brie’s June has been a funny mix. Some good solid real property disputes, a boundary dispute going back to the 1990s and adverse possession going back to the 1980s. She is also working on rectifying rent review provisions in a commercial lease. However, her highlight of the month was modelling her proposed new court attire at Pride.
Cameron Stocks had a June full of residential property matters ranging from interpretation of 10 years’ worth of notices to increase rent to assessing damages for breach of repairing covenants in a shared ownership lease. Cameron is looking forward to some Spanish sunshine in July once he makes it through drafting a summary judgment application in a misrepresentation claim and an advice for disrepair in a Kensington property.
Laura Tweedy has been working hard to finalise all of her work before starting maternity leave with her second baby at the end of July.
John de Waal QC has been working on options and overage.