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Harriet Holmes

Call: 2011   

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Harriet is regularly instructed in relation to party walls, easements, boundaries and adverse possession. She is particularly known for party wall work including injunctions and appeals.

• Further experience in real property includes:
• Mortgage litigation
• Priority of interests
• Alteration and rectification of the Land Register
• Trusts of land and co-ownership
• Unregistered land
• Freehold covenants
• Escheat


Harriet deals regularly with enfranchisement matters, and has advised on and drafted
notices in lease extension and collective enfranchisement claims. She also regularly deals with missing landlord matters.

Notable Cases

Bodker v Hill (2015 – 17, Chancery Division) – led by Mark Wonnacott QC in this dispute concerning an alleged joint venture development agreement. Settled just before trial.

Christie v The Wellcome Trust Limited (2016, FTT) – acted for the successful respondent landlord in a service charge dispute concerning the South Kensington Estate.

Avgarski v Alphabet Square Management Company Limited [2016] UKUT 367 (LC)- Harriet represented the successful appellants in the FTT (where they won in part) and before the Upper Tribunal in the successful appeal.

Chliaifchtein v Wainbridge Estates Belgravia Ltd [2015] EWHC 47 (TCC) – Harriet represented the Claimant at an interlocutory hearing and was, otherwise, junior counsel in this property damage and party wall dispute.

Nata Lee Ltd v Abid & Anr [2014] EWCA Civ 1652