Charlotte is a property litigation specialist. She has experience in all aspects of contentious property law within commercial and residential contexts. Charlotte acts for corporate owners and occupiers, high net wealth individuals, developers and estates. Charlotte will readily tackle the complexities of a technical property whilst providing clients with commercial, strategic, objective focussed advice. Charlotte acts for clients in an advisory capacity, actively seeking out and finding solutions to resolve disputes at an early stage or to overcome issues in transactions, but she is also adept at navigating proceedings at court and tribunal when litigation is necessary. Charlotte has developed a reputation as a team player and is actively sought out by colleagues and clients because of her responsive, collaborative and pragmatic approach.
Charlotte is based in our Exeter office, works reduced hours and lives in Exeter which means that she can make the most of everything the city and its surrounds have to offer; great beaches, some of the best pubs and restaurants in the Country and a (normally) great rugby team.
- Advising a Police Authority on the contentious renewal of its leases of the Vehicle Recovery & Examination Service site at Perivale, North West London. Proceedings took place against the backcloth of a planning inquiry over a compulsory purchase order, which was not successful for MOPAC. The lease renewal proceedings were thus critical for the Met to retain the operationally important site.
- Acting for a client in seeking an injunction against a developer of a site neighbouring our client's operational headquarters. The neighbour's activities would have jeopardised the client's commercial operations had action not been taken. The dispute also involved Party Wall Act and Access to Neighbouring Land Act issues. The dispute was urgent and fast-paced, and was successfully settled through negotiation.
- Advising a client with a significant land holding on the issues arising out of a substantial redevelopment of its site to residential apartments, commercial space and public service space. Issues Charlotte has advised on to date include adverse possession, issues concerning network rail, rights to light and rights of occupiers/tenants. Charlotte's role has been fundamental in establishing the extent of the site that can be developed and being able to establish vacant possession within development timeframes.
- Advising a charity in contesting a claim by a NHS Trust former tenant for reimbursement of allegedly over-paid service charges. The claim is technically complicated, and involves advising on issues of unjust enrichment and rectification.