Dellah Gilbert

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Dellah is the Head of Real Estate Disputes at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience in 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 and professional negligence. Dellah is the co-Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Maples Teesdale and was the Chair of the Property Litigation Association in 2023.

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 CBRE Investment Management, 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

Professional history:

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


Awards and recognition:

  • Property Litigation Association appoints new Chair - November 2022
  • ‘Direct access to partner level advice which is clear and concise.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘Dellah Gilbert is clear in her advice and commercial in her approach.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘The Maples team offer a partner led value for money service.’ Legal 500 2023

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