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Chhavie Kapoor, Partner, Real Estate

Chhavie Kapoor


Personal Profile

Chhavie is a Partner in the Real Estate department specialising in real estate disputes. She has particular experience in advising developers on avoiding disputes and, where issues do occur, how to mitigate against them in order keep the development on track. This includes advising clients on minimising the potential of rights of light related claims.

Chhavie has also successfully acted in connection with planning judicial reviews and has defended clients from applications to register development land as town and village greens. She also has extensive experience of acting for developers on rights of light strategies including the use of insurance policies and section 203 Housing and Planning Act 2016 to mitigate risks.

She advises both landlords and tenants on all aspects of their relationship, including business lease renewals (both unopposed and opposed), dilapidations, tenant insolvency, recovery of arrears, service charge disputes, consents, rent review and issues relating to quiet enjoyment.

Chhavie is ranked as a Leader in her Field in Chambers 2024, which says she "has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of rights to light which few can equal". Sources label her 'a very experienced property litigator' who is 'very thorough and extremely on the ball'.

Legal 500 2024 rank her as a Leading Individual and have previously said that Chhavie has "excellent technical knowledge" and is a "joy to work with".

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Senior Associate, RPC LLP
Associate, Eversheds
Solicitor, Nabarro
Solicitor, BSDR
Qualified, William Heath & Co
Durham University, LLB

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