Our real estate telecoms team is one of the few specialist teams in the UK acting solely for landowners. This enables us to provide robust commercial advice to our clients without conflict.
We advise on the installation and removal of electronic communications equipment from sites including:
The team works with both residential and commercial developers as well as investor clients, occupiers and other landowners. It is well respected in the industry and has in-depth experience of working with most of the specialist telecoms surveyors.
Recent highlights for the team include acting in Crest Nicholson v Arqiva (2015) on the validity of paragraph 21 Code notices.
Real estate litigation partner Thekla Fellas, who heads the telecoms team, is one of the leading lawyers in this specialist area. She regularly lectures and writes on this topic and is the author of the telecommunications chapter in the book “Business Premises: Possession and Lease Renewal”.
Thekla is involved in the consultations for the new Telecommunications Code, co-ordinating discussion groups for clients and specialist professionals and making representations to the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.
Chambers UK 2017
Advises clients on a range of complex disputes. Thekla Fellas is described as a “very impressive” practitioner by a source. She has notable expertise in property disputes in the telecommunications sector and also advises on a range of development-related disputes.
One impressed interviewee praises the firm for its “superb availability and responsiveness and total dedication to the case above and beyond the call of duty.” Another source notes: “They think beyond the immediate issues and care about the impact of litigation for the client.” Thekla Fellas is a “pragmatic, commercially minded and technically competent” lawyer with a strong practice in telecommunications-related property disputes.
Advises clients on a range of complex disputes. Offers notable expertise in the hotel and leisure, telecoms and high-value residential property sectors.
“Fladgate has the balance right – they communicate amongst each other and they aren’t drowning in their own importance!”
Represented Crest Nicholson Operations in a case concerning the removal of telecoms equipment from the old Cambridge City football ground.
Thekla Fellas is described as a “very impressive” practitioner by a source. She has notable expertise in property disputes in the telecommunications sector and also advises on a range of development-related disputes.
Thekla Fellas leads the ‘excellent’ team at Fladgate LLP, which has particular expertise in telecoms disputes acting against operators. Clients include Soho Estates and St James Group (Berkeley Homes).
Known for its expertise in the telecoms sector but also handles significant work in the leisure industry. Frequently advises on vacant possession strategy and on matters relating to complex commercial and residential developments. “They work hard but have a wonderful culture; they are human and fun to work with. They have a high level of technical knowledge and a tactical approach.”
Thekla Fellas is a well-known name in telecoms-related real estate litigation. Sources say she is “friendly, active and well respected”.
“Very effective property litigation firm” Fladgate LLP has expertise in the leisure, telecoms, site development and high-value residential sectors. Thekla Fellas leads the team.
Acts on both commercial and residential property matters for clients including investors and developers. Particular strength in telecoms issues, residential development work and property management. Thekla Fellas is the head of the real estate disputes team, and an active and well-respected figure in the field. She has a niche expertise in property disputes involving telecoms issues. Sources regard her as someone who “handles herself very effectively”.