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Amanda McNeil

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Real Estate Dispute Resolution


Partner and Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution.

Amanda specialises in contentious issues relating to all areas of commercial and residential property advising and acting for landlords, tenants, developers and investors.

Amanda’s expertise in commercial property disputes encompasses Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 lease renewals, including opposed renewals, forfeiture actions, rent recovery, service charge disputes, dilapidations claims, enforcement of covenants, advice relating to withholding of consent to assign/sublet/carry out alterations, original tenant liability and liability of guarantors, rent review advice, disputes over rent deposits, and property insolvency issues.

Amanda’s expertise in residential property disputes encompasses rent recovery, service charge disputes, enforcement of covenants, possession proceedings (both Rent Act and assured shorthold tenancies).

Amanda also has particular expertise in leasehold enfranchisement both under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

Amanda is also experienced in advising on modification/release of restrictive covenants, and boundary disputes.

She undertakes advisory, risk analysis and dispute avoidance work. She is a skilled negotiator and represents clients in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Amanda is a member of the Property Litigation Association, Women in Property and the Dilapidations Forum.


Trained Simmons & Simmons; qualified 1991; partner Howard Kennedy 2008.


Property Litigation Association; Women in Property, Dilapidations Forum.


Eastbourne College; Leeds University.


Running, walking, sailing, gardening.

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Howard Kennedy LLP is a ‘strong performer’ that ‘provides an exemplary service’. The practice is led by Amanda McNeil who has an ‘impressive knowledge of the finer points of law’ and is ‘very good with clients, not giving in easily’. McNeil has particular expertise in leasehold enfranchisement, service charge disputes, rent recovery, covenants and possession proceedings. She has also been advising on an increasing number of CVAs. Other areas of focus for the firm include vacant possession, rights to light and contentious business lease renewals. Michele Freyne is ‘excellent and highly recommended', Simon Taylor is ‘redoubtable’ and Lara Nyman ‘ably assists’ the team. Ballymore Properties, Pandora and Business Environment Offices are among the team’s clients. Daniel Swimer joined Joelson.

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