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Dellah Gilbert

Dellah Gilbert

Dellah Gilbert

Partner, Dispute resolution
020 3465 4353

Secretary: Jodie Murphy
020 3465 4325

Sector expertise: 

  • A wide variety of property-related contentious commercial property issues through negotiation, mediation or proceedings, including high value dilapidations claims, hostile lease renewals, multi-million pound development disputes, rights of light, rent review and development issues.
  • Professional negligence


Professional experience: 

  • Successfully acting for The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited, part of The Ascott group of companies, in opposing the grant of a new tenancy to its retail tenant on the ground of redevelopment, which is now the subject of appeal proceedings to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
  • Recovering news agency premises for Surrey Investment Limited, for significant breaches of the lease.
  • Supervising numerous lease renewal proceedings for various shopping centre owners, including CBREGi, in Colchester, Epsom and Hammersmith and Fulham.
  • Advising Legal and General in relation to environmental health claims arising from redevelopment works at The Grafton Centre, Cambridge.
  • Tactical advice to Phoenix Life Limited in relation to proposed refurbishment works at office premises in Redhill where a tenant threatened injunctive proceedings to avoid its quiet enjoyment being breached.
  • Advising Rockspring Investment Managers Limited on the interpretation of a rent share deed at premises in Manchester.
  • Advising Royal and Sun Alliance on a rent review, which has gone to third party determination, in relation to one of its industrial premises in Filton.
  • Advising UK commercial Property Trust regarding various dilapidations issues at Ventura Park.
  • Advising Fragrance UK on its rights of light claim against a developer in Manchester.
  • Successfully defending in 2015 on behalf of Qatari Diar an application by Chelsfield for summary judgment seeking specific performance of an expert determination and the terms of a development management agreement for a prestigious multi-million pound hotel development

Professional history:

  • Trained at Lovells  1991 - 1993
  • Solicitor at Lovells 1993 - 2006
  • Of Counsel at Lovells 2006 - 2015
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale 2015


Memberships of professional / academic bodies:

  • Professional Litigation Society
  • RICS Dilapidations Forum


Awards and Recognition:

  • Dellah has been included in Chambers UK  and Legal 500 for her work in real estate litigation 
  • Dellah Gilbert of Maples Teesdale LLP is noted for her expertise in rights to light and professional negligence cases. Sources reserve praise for her "quick turnaround, and commercial and fair advice," and also single her out for her "very good judgement."  Chambers UK 2018
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