Real Estate Litigation - London (Firms)
Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Represents a broad client base, from commercial landlords and housing developers to non-profit organisations and private individuals. Handles commercial litigation alongside the firm's planning and construction practices.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "They all get on with the job and do their best to take the pressure off me as the instructing client; at the same time I am always kept informed as to progress on issues that they may be dealing with."
Responsiveness: "The really good thing about Fladgate is that if the partner's not there, there's always someone who's covering the work: you never get an out-of-office message."
What's new? Thekla Fellas joined the firm from DAC Beachcroft in 2013.
Work highlights Advised Allsops on a multiparty dispute over a property which requires substantial and costly structural repairs. Responsibility for the repairs is contested and centres around the analysis of numerous documents spanning three decades.
Advised the landlords of 44 service station sites formerly occupied by Little Chef, now in administration, over a range of issues relating to the insolvency.
Alison Mould is lauded by clients for her "approachable" manner, and acclaimed for being "very supportive" and "extremely good in meetings." She has recently led on landlord advisory work regarding Little Chef, and has acted on several other insolvency-related cases.
The "impressive" Janet Keeley is noted by sources for her "very sensible" approach to litigation. She has comprehensive experience of advising on the full range of real estate disputes and has recently led on rent review and professional negligence-related work.
Thekla Fellas is described by sources as being a "very commercial, very robust" litigator who "fights her client's corner." She joined from DAC Beachcroft in 2013, where she acted for Rothschild Trust on a high-value damages claim over a Kensington apartment against tenants Point West London.
Significant clients British Steel Pension Fund, Odeon Cinemas, Origin Housing, Save the Children, The Trustees of the Estate of the Lord Brockett.