Helen is the Head of the Litigation department with over 20 years' experience of giving specialist property dispute related advice. She is based in our Brighton office and her clients include trusts, developers, commercial landlords and tenants, property managing agents and the private individual.
The range of disputes that Helen advises on is extensive; they include, for example, complex dilapidation cases for both the landlord and the tenant, lease renewals, rent & service charge recovery, forfeiture, boundary disputes, claims for rights of way or interference with these rights, other breaches of covenant and modification, adverse possession claims, co ownership disputes relating to the beneficial interest, obtaining an order for sale where one owner objects and general landlord and tenant disputes. In addition, Helen deals with all nature of possession actions whether the occupier is a tenant, licensee or a trespasser and professional negligence claims where there is a property angle such as those against architects.
Helen is frequently commended by her clients for her clarity of advice, professional approach and the ability to focus on their desired outcome. Her approach is underpinned by the knowledge that all clients desire the best possible outcome but balanced with commercial focus. In this regard Helen has been a qualified commercial mediator since 2004 and is therefore well placed to advise when mediation may be appropriate. Helen is a member of The Academy of Experts, The Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and The Property Litigation Association.
I must say that I have been delighted with your service in relation to this matter and in particular the way you have represented us with your 'no nonsense attitude'.
Whilst you were always honest with me in relation to any potential outcome, this still did not change your approach which I think was one of the catalysts for this successful outcome.
Just to say thank you so much for your brilliant work on our behalf. We were delighted to get the news yesterday as the energy and cost we would have had to expend to continue with our case was something we were not looking forward to. To state the blindingly obvious, we could not have done this without you, so once more, our huge gratitude and appreciation.
Gaby Weiner and David Hamilton