Victoria is a Managing Associate in the firm's Real Estate Dispute Resolution group, specialising in contentious issues relating to commercial and high-value residential property.
On a day-to-day basis, Victoria acts for a diverse client base including corporate or institutional landlord and occupiers; high net worth individuals; and property developers. She regularly advises clients in relation to a wide range of issues and is experienced in dealing with breaches of covenants; break notices; possession actions (commercial and residential); dilapidations and disrepair issues; nuisance; service charge disputes; debt recovery proceedings; and business lease renewals (both unopposed and contested).
Victoria has particular experience in dealing with expedited High Court possession proceedings, both generally and specifically in connection with political protests, having worked with clients to deal with the removal of anti-capitalist protestors.
Victoria is experienced in cross-border work, with experience in a large scale LCIA Arbitration relating to a major Ukrainian property development. Previous Arbitration experience includes a high value IBA Arbitration concerning commercial premises in Moscow.
- Acting for one of Ukraine's largest domestic corporations in relation to a dispute arising out of the purported exercise of a put option in a sale agreement, relating to a prime retail development in a major Ukrainian city.
- Acting as the lead Associate for a major investment bank in relation to securing vacant possession of a key multi-let retail asset. As part of this, Victoria successfully litigated an opposed lease renewal claim against a major UK retailer.
- Acting for a well-known leisure brand in relation to a noise dispute at flagship premises.
- Acting for National Asset Management Agency in relation to substantial High Court proceedings, which formed part of a wider suite of litigation that facilitated the completion of a £200 million asset sale.
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, DLA Piper UK LLP
Trainee, DLA Piper UK LLP
LPC (Commendation), College of Law
Philosophy (First Class Honours), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Articles and publications
Estates Gazette – "When Scaffolding is too Close for Comfort" – March 2018
Property Week – "Protected Business Tenancies may not be so secure after all" - July 2017