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Helen is a Partner in our Property Litigation team advising clients on commercial property disputes and the management of risk associated with the ownership and occupation of land and buildings. Helen has a particular expertise advising land owners on telecommunications leases and agreements and the application of the Electronic Communications Code.

Helen advises on all aspects of property litigation with a keen focus on her clients’ commercial objectives to ensure that clients maximise their property assets and mitigate their risks.  She advocates a proactive approach and provides clients with strategic advice in relation to their property holdings.

Helen regularly advises clients on interim and terminal dilapidations claims, restrictive covenants and easements, site clearance for redevelopment, breach of contract claims and property asset management, such as, business lease renewals, tenant insolvency and forfeiture.

She also has extensive experience dealing with property issues relating to the Electronic Communications Code, advising land owners on new and existing telecommunications leases and the removal of masts and telecommunications apparatus from land and buildings for the purposes of redevelopment.

Helen acts for a wide range of clients and has been instructed by commercial and residential developers, a national food retailer, commercial property investors, PLCs, funds and trusts as well as public sector clients, such as, local authorities, a statutory undertaker and fire authorities.


Helen has a wealth of experience in property litigation including:

  • Dealing with a complex claim for the return of a £2 million deposit paid by a buyer for a development site further to the rescission of the sale contract.  High Court proceedings were issued and a freezing injunction application was made against the seller to stop the monies being taken out of jurisdiction.  The claim for the return of the deposit settled shortly after the freezing injunction was obtained.
  • Acting for a developer in a Tribunal application under the Electronic Communications Code against two telecommunications operators for the alteration of their electronic communications apparatus, situated on land adjacent to the client’s site, which adversely impacted on the client’s ability to carry out a proposed multi-million pound development.  The claim settled before the final hearing with the operators agreeing to alter their apparatus so that the development could proceed.
  • Advising a commercial tenant on the rectification of a rent review provision in a lease, which exposed them to an additional rent liability of £1.5 million and the subsequent professional negligence claim against the client’s solicitors firm, who acted on the lease transaction.
  • Securing the removal of a tenanted development site where many of the occupiers had security of tenure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 by the service of property notices and the issuing of court applications for orders to terminate the leases.

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