Rebecca is an Associate Director in our real estate disputes and risk team in London. She acts for a variety of clients in the Real Estate & Infrastructure sector, with a particular specialism in residential and mixed-use property and a focus on assets in the Living sector.

Rebecca advises investors, developers, build-to-rent operators and student accommodation providers on complex issues affecting their residential and mixed-use property portfolios, including rights to light issues. She advises on all aspects of residential landlord and tenant law, such as leasehold enfranchisement, tenants’ rights of first refusal, service charge disputes as well as mixed-use asset management issues. She also assists operators with the streamlining of their leasing and resident management processes.

Working closely with Osborne Clarke's Construction and Regulatory Disputes teams, Rebecca provides comprehensive advice to developers and investors on the rapidly evolving regulations relating to fire and building safety. In addition, she provides a "triaging" service to developers and building owners to help them:

  • understand their risk exposure;
  • devise a strategy to implement any necessary changes; and
  • manage relations with leaseholders and relevant authorities.

Rebecca is a member of the UK Apartment Association, Property Litigation Association and Women in Property.

Work

Redevco

Acted for Redevco at the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in relation to (1) a contested appointment of a manager application and (2) a service charge application regarding a mixed-use development in Central London.

Greystar

Advises Greystar, the global build-to-rent and student accommodation operator, on all asset management affecting their UK portfolio.

Fire safety

Advises a number of developers on fire safety liabilities affecting existing and legacy sites.

Rights to light

Advises investor and developer clients on rights to light risk and mitigation strategies.

A large institutional landlord

Acted for a large institutional landlord on a statutory headlease extension claim by its Housing Association tenant.

A Bank

Acted for a Bank on a high value, contested mortgage repossession claim on a property in Central London.

Pension Fund

Advised a pension fund on its service charge consultation obligations and recovery options on a large residential block in prime, Central London.

Burrows Investments Ltd v Ward Homes Ltd

Burrows Investments Ltd v Ward Homes Limited [2015] PLSCS 266 - Successfully representing the defendant developer in a dispute regarding overage and breach of contract allegations.

An Investor

Assisted on a rights to light dispute for an investor client against an adjoining land owner, achieving a significant release payment for our client.

A large UK PLC

Acted for a large UK PLC on a contentious rent review involving arguments of contractual construction and rectification.