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Clarke Willmott LLP

55 SPRING GARDENS, MANCHESTER, M2 2BY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 209 1000
Fax:
Fax 0345 209 2005
Email:
Web:
www.clarkewillmott.com

Lindsay Felstead

Tel:
Work 0345 209 1804
Email:
Clarke Willmott LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation

Position

Lindsay Felstead is a partner in Clarke Willmott solicitors' Manchester Property Litigation team specialising in ASBOs, injunctions for access and repairs


London: Real estate

Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Within: Social housing: local authorities and registered providers

Clarke Willmott LLP provides ‘exceptional advice’ to its registered provider client base due, in part, to the ‘superb knowledge’ of joint practice heads Lindsay Felstead, Oliver Smedley, Kary Withers and Vicky Kells, who head up the firm’s housing management, development, property litigation and securitisation teams respectively. Fraser MacRae is also noted for financing matters. Highlights included advising Moat on various developments, handling the acquisition of 83 units from a national house builder for Aster Communities, and assisting Clarion Housing Group with several statutory and non-statutory lease extensions. The group also represented Asra Housing Group in a prosecution relating to disrepair issues resulting in environmental health failures, and acted for London & Quadrant in a possession claim against a tenant who had used the premises to cultivate cannabis. Metropolitan Housing Trust, Stonewater, GreenSquare, East Thames and Notting Hill Housing Trust are also clients.

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North West: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

Praised for its ‘personal approach’, the team at Clarke Willmott LLP regularly delivers housing management advice to private registered providers, including handling possession, anti-social behaviour, breach of tenancy, tenancy fraud, injunctions, policy, disrepair and lease drafting matters. The team acted for Adactus in an accelerated possession claim, and represented Plus Dane Group in a longstanding fraud and sub-let case. Halton Housing Trust, Equity Housing Trust and South Liverpool Homes are also clients. Head of the housing management and asset team Lindsay Felstead is ‘very knowledgeable’, ‘manages to get her clients’ aims and objectives across in a fair and transparent manner’ and ‘is also able to communicate in non-legal jargon so that case information can be digested and decisions can be made easily’. ‘Effective and efficient’ associate Matthew Wilson is ‘very adaptable and committed’ and is ‘passionate in achieving the best possible results in terms of outcome, and negotiates cases commercially’. John Cox joined Bevan Brittan LLP in Leeds.

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South East: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Social housing

The ‘excellent and knowledgeable’ team at Clarke Willmott LLP regularly represents clients in complex housing claims involving antisocial behaviour, breach of tenancy, failed succession and trespassing. It also advises on non-contentious matters involving policy and procedures, disrepair, leases and tenancy agreements. Recent work includes acting for Radian Group as tenant of a commercial property in Portsmouth in a matter involving dilapidations, lease issues and insolvency, and representing the same client in injunction proceedings against an elderly tenant following complaints of hoarding and annoyance. The team also assisted United Communities with obtaining a without-notice injunction against a former tenant suspected of drug dealing. Key figures include Kary Withers, who advises on the full range of property disputes, and Lindsay Felstead, who heads the housing management team. Oliver Smedley is also a name to note.

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