Expertise

Patricia specialises in all forms of real estate litigation including dilapidations claims; trespass claims; property related professional negligence; commercial lease renewals (opposed and unopposed) and deals with a varying range of residential and commercial property disputes.

Experience
  • Patricia is currently acting for LPA Receivers appointed over 3 shopping centres (with a total of approximately 150 tenants) and is dealing with a range of associated instructions to include routine lease renewal matters; conditional lease breaks and commercial arrears recovery. Patricia is also providing strategic advice with a view to obtaining vacant possession of a tenanted unit as part of an intended residential redevelopment in one of the centres.
  • Patricia has particular experience acting for insolvency practitioners and is currently advising administrators of a tenant company in defending an application to the court by the landlord for permission to forfeit the lease.
  • Patricia has also recently advised a Local Authority client on the interpretation of complicated overage provisions contained in a property contract and the impact of those overage provisions on an intended resale by the Local Authority.
Education
  • Year qualified - 2001
  • Queens University, Belfast - Law