19 December 2016

Property Management Awards – Forsters Shortlisted for Legal Services Award

The Property Litigation and Residential teams began the festive season with aplomb by attending the Property Management Awards at Wembley on 1 December 2016.

Natasha Rees, Emma Gosling, Sarah Heatley, Amy Jackson, Anna Mullins and Oliver Claridge represented the litigators. Gethen Sasanow and Adam Whitfield-Jones of the Residential team also joined the table and provided a much needed non-contentious element. We hosted guests from the Crown and Phillimore Estates who thankfully survived being surrounded by a group of avid table dancers.

We were delighted to have been shortlisted for the Legal Services Award having been involved in two significant cases in the last year.

The first, Various Occupational Leaseholders of Foundling Court and O’Donnell Court, Brunswick Centre, London v (1) Camden LBC; (2) Allied London (Brunswick) Ltd and others [2016] UKUT 366 (LC), was high profile service charge dispute in the Upper Tribunal where it was held that consultation is required with any intermediate tenant of premises which include a dwelling and with all sub-tenants of individual dwellings or of larger premises which include at least one dwelling.

The second, Willow Court Management Company (1985) Limited v Alexander [2016] UKUT 290 (LC), was a hotly anticipated decision concerning what constitutes unreasonable behaviour in bringing, defending or conducting proceedings in the FTT.

Our disappointment at losing out on the award was soon forgotten as we enjoyed the evening's entertainment and company. We will be back News On The Block!


If you would like to discuss the cases which led to our being shortlisted for the award, or to be included on the mailing list for updates relating to residential property management, please feel free to contact Natasha Rees or Emma Gosling.

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