Dellah Gilbert

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Secretary: Jodie Murphy 020 3465 4325
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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

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