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About Charlotte

Charlotte qualified in October 2008 and joined the Property Litigation team at Winckworth Sherwood in October 2012. She has experience advising on contentious commercial landlord and tenant issues including all aspects of estate and asset management such as service charges, opposed and unopposed lease renewals, the exercise of break options, rent reviews, breaches of leasehold covenants, tenant insolvency and applications for consent to assign and underlet.

She has significant experience advising on vacant possession strategies and rights of light issues and has also dealt with issues relating to party walls, restrictive covenants, easements, access rights and trespass.

Recent Experience

  • Advising a developer on rights of light issues arising from their proposed development, negotiating the release of rights of light with neighbouring owners and drafting and completing deeds documenting the release
  • Acting for a real estate investor in relation to all aspects of the management of their commercial property portfolio including the recovery of rent and issues arising from tenant insolvency
  • Advising a developer in respect of the vacant possession strategy for a large-scale supermarket development and terminating numerous tenancies as part of this strategy
  • Acting for a developer in relation to a potential claim in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) for compensation (payable under a Deed of Grant) resulting from the existence of overhead electricity cables which prevented the development of the land
  • Acting for a house builder in relation to their alleged unauthorised use of a surface water drain

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Property Litigation Association

Career Experience

2012 to present: Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

2008 to 2012: Solicitor, Osborne Clarke

2006 to 2008: Trainee Solicitor, Rosling King LLP