Joanne Wright in the in the Commercial Property Team assisted by the Construction and Engineering Team advised Russell Distillers Limited in relation to the acquisition of a long leasehold interest of a Grade II listed disused Victorian building on The Chatham Maritime Estate which was originally used to pump water out of the dry docks.
Claim against a manufacturer for installation of kitchen surfaces
Claims arising from negligent planning advice
Claim against designer in respect of a listed barn conversion
The client’s claim resulted from serious breaches of listed building consent by the designer / project manager on a barn conversion project, resulting in a stop notice being issued and the need for fresh permissions to be obtained.
Multi party dispute (and follow on claim against previous solicitors) relating to major defects affecting a high end residential development
We acted for the Claimant in a multi-party claim against the managing company of a converted manor house of which our client’s property forms a substantial part and the insurer who had provided a policy covering major structural defects in the conversion works.
We acted for the UK development arm of an international apartment hotel group in connection with the closure, gutting and refurbishment of a London apartment hotel.
We were appointed by a large housing association in connection with a residential development where the contractor was threatening to stop works unless paid a further substantial sum over and above the agreed contract price.
We are appointed by a major Jamaican house builder as their UK solicitors in the defence of an appeal to the Privy Council brought by a Jamaican government body against a judgment of the Jamaican Court of Appeal upholding an arbitration award in our client’s favour for compound interest.
We are acting for a local academy in relation to the failure of the zinc covering to the aerofoil roof on their sports hall which was only completed about 2 years ago, which has led to leaks into the main sports arena risking permanent damage to the flooring.
We dealt with the project documentation for the supply and installation of refrigeration equipment under two large separate contracts.
We are acting on disputes re two building contracts the client entered into for a single project to turn offices into student accommodation which the developer is to lease to a local university.
We act for the owner of a substantial country house, which is undergoing major structural works including a large extension (comprising a pool house complex), extensive alterations and complete renovation of the house, associated outbuildings and grounds.
Multi-party dispute arising from total design failure of in excess of £1m worth of contemporary bespoke furniture built to a highly unusual (and, as it transpires, unrealisable) design concept.
Resolution of a multi party dispute arising from the failure of a major piled retaining wall during the construction of a high end coastal development
We acted in relation to a large multi party claim arising from the failure of a major piled retaining wall on a land slipped escarpment, at a coastal development of luxury apartments.