Janet is a partner in the litigation department at Fladgate.
She specialises in commercial litigation with an emphasis on disputes concerning real estate.
Janet’s expertise in relation to commercial civil litigation encompasses joint venture and property partnership disputes, contractual disputes, including those for the sale and purchase or letting of real property, commercial arbitrations (including international arbitrations) and disputes as to ownership of or interests in real property, including Land Registry adjudications.
She also acts on professional negligence claims, in particular against solicitors or surveyors, construction/variation/enforcement of restrictive covenants and mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
In relation to commercial landlord and tenant matters, Janet advises on construction of leases (particularly rent review clauses), rent review arbitrations and references to independent experts, making/defending claims on repairing obligations, rent recovery from present and previous tenants, the impact of Landlord/Tenant insolvency including disclaimers and vesting orders, acting for Law of Property Act Receivers, refusal of consent for alterations/assignment, seeking and opposing business lease renewals, upholding/defeating tenants’ break clauses and taking/resisting actions for forfeiture/possession and/or damages, including site assembly for redevelopment.
Janet acts for a wide range of clients, from large scale investors to individuals with a “one-off” claim. Janet has considerable experience of resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and other alternative methods as well as litigation.
She is a member of the Property Litigation Association and the Association of Women in Property, and her expertise has been recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers UK.
Janet read law at Bristol University and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. She has been a partner in the firm since 1989.
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