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 237 TCPA 1990 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.

Legal 500, 2015 note that Chhavie is a rights of light expert with "excellent technical knowledge" and a "joy to work with."

Chhavie is ranked in Chambers 2016 as Up and Coming and sources attest that she is "thoroughly committed to her clients and consistently strives to over-deliver."

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