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Flatgate
Leanne Meredith

Leanne Meredith

Senior Associate

I am a specialist property litigator, who helps clients to resolve their disputes quickly and cost effectively. I advise residential and commercial property investors, developers, tenants and individual on a wide range of property disputes.

About

I specialise in all aspects of property litigation, and my day to day work includes advising on matters such as service charge issues, enforcement of covenants, insolvency-related issues and leasehold enfranchisement. I have recently worked on disputes under the new telecoms code, and also have considerable experience of assisting with commercial landlord and tenant disputes, such as those involving the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 (acting both for tenants and landlords). I appreciate that contentious situations can be stressful and time-consuming for everyone involved. Where possible I aim to resolve disputes without the need for court proceedings.

When I'm not working I am a keen runner, cyclist and swimmer (and occasional triathlete).

Expertise

We advise on all the key issues affecting the property industry, including regeneration and development schemes, investment, funding, construction matters, property disputes, portfolio management, planning, taxation and the creation of corporate structures.

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A real estate litigation team housing specialists with the knowledge and ability to advise on all areas of real estate disputes while striving to minimise business disruption and find the best possible outcomes for clients.

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A large and dedicated real estate team providing a full service to clients operating in the sector. The expertise of our lawyers means we can handle all level of transactions from asset management through to the most complex matters while clients benefit from the efficiency a one-stop-shop can provide.

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Experience

  • Advising shopping centre landlord regarding 1954 Act issues, service charge disputes and arrears recovery, keeping in mind the fact that decisions on an individual property could often have implications for its wider portfolio.
  • Advising tenant occupier in relation to, and the eventual out of court settlement of, a high value terminal dilapidations claim (circa £1m).
  • Helping the owner of various residential mansion blocks with management issues (including fire safety), and enfranchisement claims.
  • Assisting a client with issues arising in relation to termination of rights over its development site, to pave the way for an exciting new project.

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