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Chi Collins, Partner & Head of Property Disputes joins our growing Disputes team

/ 21 July 2020

Partner, Chi Collins, joins our growing Disputes team in London as Head of Property Disputes. As part of a wide-ranging practice, Chi is also recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts in leasehold and collective enfranchisement.

Chi is a highly experienced lawyer working with a wide portfolio of corporate and individual clients advising on their property-related issues, from disputes to ensuring clients protect their valuable real estate. Chi joins us from a boutique firm in the West End where she headed up the Dispute Resolution team.

Chi will work closely with Associate, Amy Castleman and the firm’s extensive Real Estate team to support on a variety of property-related issues such as:

  • all types of landlord and tenant disputes (including disrepair and dilapidations);
  • rent and service charge recovery and disputes;
  • 1954 Act (business lease) renewals and terminations;
  • termination of leases or tenancies;
  • enforcement of judgments (charging orders and orders for sale);
  • adverse possession applications;
  • all types of possession proceedings;
  • commercial landlord and tenant matters; and
  • TOLATA claims.

Chi is particularly renowned for her expertise on leasehold enfranchisement and collective enfranchisement. She acted for the leaseholders in the leading case of The Sloane Stanley Estate Ltd and Wellcome Trust Ltd v Mundy, Lagesse and Aaron [2016] at the Upper Tribunal which tested the Parthenia model of relativity graphs. She regularly advises on complex and disputed enfranchisement matters and is a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners and the Property Litigation Association.

Chi said “I am delighted to be working with Amy and the wider Disputes team. I’ve made a great start, acting for an existing client of mine at a trial in my first week. I’m looking forward to meeting Greenwoods GRM clients and contacts old and new, particularly where the Property Disputes team can assist.”

 Head of Disputes, Huw Wallis, said “We are delighted to welcome Chi. Property market commentators report considerable flux in the market which often leads to disputes. Our property disputes specialists provide excellent advice and support – focusing on resolving issues in a timely, cost effective and efficient way. My advice is to get in touch as soon as an issue arises, their insight and expertise at the outset can often stop issues spiralling out of control”.

Get in touch with Chi on:

+44 (0)20 3691 2092
ccollins@greenwoodsgrm.co.uk

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