Fiona has had a varied background including experience in dry shipping law, commodities litigation and arbitrations both in the City and in Paris. Fiona also acquired experience in legal regulatory compliance with a specialist property firm in the West End. She joined Prettys in February 2018 and specialises in commercial dispute resolution and commercial property (transactional). She is a member of our Real Estate team advising on property dispute resolution including boundary disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, possession claims and property tribunal applications, as well as advising on service charge and rent recovery and dilapidations claims. She has also acted for LPA receivers and lenders to enforce their security. In addition, Fiona advises on construction disputes (including mediations and adjudications) and general commercial (contract) disputes.
Fiona is a member of the Property Litigation Association. She is fluent in French.
- Advising on the Electronic Communications Code and the duties of a Code Operator / rights of a landowner
- Advising on the duties of a residential landlord / management company (e.g. in relation to fire safety and risk assessments, building regulations and health and safety issues)
- Advising a charity in respect of its property holdings
- General commercial property transactions, including drafting leases and licences, lease extensions and renewals, auction sales, freehold and leasehold commercial sales and secured lending