Colette worked as a property litigator for 7 years before moving into her current role a Senior Knowledge Lawyer in the Real Estate Disputes department based in London.
Colette works closely with the Dispute & Resolution and Real Estate knowledge team and provides support to both the Bristol and London offices. Colette has widespread experience in all aspects of Real Estate Disputes, including commercial landlord and tenant, rights to light, residential landlord and tenant, business rates, restrictive covenant and easement disputes and energy and utilities.
Colette provides knowledge services and training for the Real Estate Disputes team in the UK, ensuring the team is kept up to date with both property and litigation developments. She delivers regular internal and external training, writes articles for a variety of publications, and prepares other knowledge products and precedents.
Colette is a member of both the Property Litigation Association and the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association. She is a frequent contributor the industry publications such as the Property Law Journal and the RICS Journal, and is on the Q&A Panel "Meet the Experts" for LexisNexis.
Marks & Spencer PLC
Marks & Spencer PLC v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd & Anor  UKSC 72 - Acting for Marks & Spencer in a leading Supreme Court case concerning the apportionment of rent and the interpretation of a break clause in a high value lease.
A large investor
Assisting a large investor client to implement a vacant possession strategy for a high profile commercial redevelopment in East London. Included advising on utilising ground (f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, exercising break options and terminating commercial and residential leases to achieve vacant possession.
An electricity distribution network operator
Advised an electricity distribution network operator on the enforcement of its CPO rights.
Judgment guides on a 'gap' in the telecoms regime when site providers grant a concurrent lease to a third party
Pre-action steps required before 23 September 2022 deadline means parties are probably out of time to commence arbitration