Activity report – what we have been up to and what we'll be getting up to over the coming month
John de Waal QC managed to mediate (remotely) a case to a successful conclusion whilst he was in Austria this summer and is busy with professional negligence claims this Autumn.
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC has been cycling her way through the summer on a heavy diet of boundaries and cladding related issues from all perspectives. She has allowed herself to be persuaded by others to cycle from London to Brighton for charity! Knowing her distaste for all things exercise and lycra we wonder if she has exceeded her own boundaries!
Peter Petts has been perfecting the prose of this learned tome, Forfeiture of Leases (Law Society Publishing), due for publication this month. Jamal’s been colouring in the pictures.
Jamal Demachkie has been studiously correcting all of Peter’s errors in their upcoming publication, Forfeiture of Leases. Available in all good bookshops soon…
John Clargo has been dealing with some complicated forfeiture issues and looks forward to getting his copy of the new book to see whether he has got the answers right. He has also been dealing with a pleasant mixed bag of instructions in relation to highway verges, registration of charges, prescriptive easements, severed reversions, rent review and some interesting lease construction points; all while tending to Covid-infested family members and being solely responsible for walking the dog.
Monty Palfrey is looking forward to getting away at the end of the month after a busy Summer. He might even get away before the book of the year comes out.
James Hall has been dealing with more property-related professional negligence, including land registration issues, development monitoring issues and litigation gone wrong over forfeiture, service charges and the transfer of property portfolios. So, quite busy, following a lovely staycation during the short spell of good weather at the start of the Summer!
Andrew Skelly has been getting to grips with commercial rent arrears resulting from the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions; he has obtained an order setting aside a substantial default judgment relating to rent arrears, where the arrears arose during the periods of lockdown (the ‘ring-fenced’ arrears, which will be the subject of promised legislation).
This month has been all about mortgage fraud for Amanda Eilledge, in addition to a very interesting case about a lease, a school and a football pitch. She also enjoyed a very cold camping trip on the North Norfolk coast.
Lina Mattsson had a busy August with a disputed 54-Act trial, various boundary disputes with some interesting adverse possession arguments. She has also spent two full days at Legoland, which involved endless roller coaster and spinning freefall rides. Next stop, Alton Towers!
Daniel Gatty spent quite a lot of his time on property-related professional negligence cases along with the usual miscellany of landlord and tenant and real property disputes before heading off to a distinctly grey and cool Norfolk (where he didn’t bump into Amanda Eilledge, alas).