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Jodie is a civil/chancery practitioner and has practised exclusively in these fields since being called in 1996.
She has a particular interest in landlord & tenant (commercial and residential) and contentious probate.

Her areas of practice include:

Landlord and tenant

  • both residential & commercial
  • including breach of covenant, forfeiture, possession, 1954 Act claims, enfranchisement
  • Reported case: Speedwell Estates Ltd v Dalziel 2001 EWCA Civ 1277 – successfully represented Claimant landlord both at first instance and on appeal to the CA – notices served under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 were defective in failing to provide statutorily prescribed information and, as such, could not be relied upon by Defendant tenants in their claims to acquire the freeholds of their properties.

Housing

  • both Claimant and Defendant work
  • including homelessness, possession, anti social behaviour, applications for injunctive relief, committals for breach, disrepair, succession, tenancy deposits

Contentious probate

  • Jodie has regularly acted for clients in disputes concerning wills, succession and the Inheritance (Family and Dependents) Act 1975

Court of Protection

  • Jodie frequently represents parties in court of protection work and regularly accepts instructions from the Official Solicitor and local authorities.

Cohabitation disputes

  • Jodie has both advised and represented clients in claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996

Property disputes

  • including adverse possession, breach of covenant, easements

Contractual disputes

Notable Cases

  • Speedwell Estates Ltd -v- Dalziel 2001 EWCA Civ 1277 : Successfully represented Claimant landlord both at first instance and on appeal to the CA – notices served under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 were defective in failing to provide statutorily prescribed information and, as such, could not be relied upon by Defendant tenants in their claims to acquire the freeholds of their properties.