Over the summer Andy Creer has been advising on unreasonably withholding consent to alterations and reviewing evidence on two opposed lease renewals. She also dealt with a series of applications in respect of expert reports, where the judge said in respect of the other side’s expert report: “I’d have been rubbing my little hands with glee, if I’d been sent this whilst I was in practice.” She just turned and smiled at her opponent.
Jamal Demachkie has had a very busy August, covering all manner of hearings for chambers colleagues who have been sunning themselves in exotic locations. Also, having had a “winning” summer, Jamal is already in training for next year’s parents’ sports day egg and spoon race.
John de Waal QC has been considering issues that arise when tenants make claims for compensation for improvements following the termination of their tenancies under section 17 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927.
Amanda Eilledge has been reading contracts of sale: in one case advising on the meaning of “suitable planning permission” and in the other advising on an overage payment.
Morayo Fagborun Bennett has been defending a commercial tenant against their landlord’s service charge claim including their insistence that the certificate of accounts was binding on all matters and that the right of set off and counterclaim was excluded under the lease.
Daniel Gatty has had a moderately medieval time of it recently, advising both about commoners’ rights in one part of the country and a manorial title in another, alongside cases with more firmly 21st century concerns such as overage agreements. He has also been busy finishing off his forthcoming book about rights over airspace and subsoil while managing to make time for a bit of a holiday too.
James Hall has been dealing with his usual assortment of unusual cases: application to set aside accidental discharge of a mortgage; a complex mortgage possession claim involving the grant of charges using a power of attorney; land registration issues and, of course, property-related prof neg.
Peter Petts is eating lobster in Sicily.
Andrew Skelly had a trial in Leeds, involving trespass, adverse possession, rectification, and estoppel. The whole thing felt rather like a tricky exam question. Otherwise, when not enjoying the sun in slightly more exotic climes, he has been advising in various other adverse possession claims.
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC’s month has involved a lot of trains, from Moscow to Beijing via Mongolia and then France but she has managed some work as well focusing mostly on Tribunal Appointed Managers and Land Registration.
Laura Tweedy welcomed to the world Francesca Jennifer Fay born on 16 August. Much like Laura’s court submissions, Frankie’s arrival was rather speedy and didn’t require much persuasion, being born two minutes after entering the delivery suite!
Congratulations also to Lina Mattsson on the arrival of baby Emily who was born on 15 July.
Steven Woolf obtained more injunctive protection for public spaces as well as commercial land either side of a lovely cruise around the Mediterranean.