Danielle Drummond-Brasington

Danielle Drummond-Brassington

Head of Real Estate Disputes

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English, German

Danielle Drummond-Brassington is a partner and the Head of our Real Estate Disputes team.  She provides support to the wider Real Estate team on transactions dealing with issues such as interpretation of deeds and boundary and restrictive covenant queries.

Danielle is also recognised as a safe pair of hands to have on board in contentious situations, pulling on her extensive experience in all manner of property disputes, ranging from landlord and tenant issues to boundary disputes and from rights of light issues to property insolvency related issues. 

Danielle is a team player and quickly builds strong relationships with clients. She also sits on the RICS Dilapidations Forum Committee and the Property Litigation Association Law Reform Committee.

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Danielle Drummond-Brassington has recently acted on a number of development disputes, including hotel, mixed-use and retail sites. Clients say: "She communicates very clearly and gives us very helpful advice that enables us to make decisions. She is very practical in her approach which is helpful."

Chambers, 2015

Danielle Drummond-Brassington took on the job like a personal crusade, which was fantastic as it was very, very important for the business. It was a very, very important case to win. I am tremendously impressed with Danielle and would use her again without a second’s thought.

Director, Property Developer

"The ‘very bright’ Danielle Drummond-Brassington has ‘spot-on commercial and tactical judgement’. She leads a ‘very responsive’ group that advises clients such as Berkeley Homes and Sainsbury’s".

Legal 500, 2015

Relevant experience

  • A complex securitised property outsourcing agreement and various contentious issues relating to the underlying property.  
  • Rights of Light – obtaining Light Obstruction Notices, advising on the infringement of rights to light, injunctions and settlements.   
  • A large developer on a sale and purchase agreement the purchaser was trying to terminate due to the drop in value of the asset from the original contract price through to a successful determination before a Third Party Expert. 
  • Various corporate occupiers on issues arising out of their day to day occupation of property including lease renewals, dilapidation claims and service charge disputes.  
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  • 2000 – LLB, University of Kent at Canterbury
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  • Property Litigation Association, Law Reform Committee
  • RICS Dilapidations Steering Committee 
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Autumn 2017
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters - Au­tumn/Winter 2017
Cur­rent top­ics in the hotel in­dustry
Tele­coms: cla­ri­fic­a­tion on neigh­bour­ing landown­ers’ rights to re­quire...
The Up­per Tribunal has con­firmed that landown­ers can­not pro­cure the re­mov­al of elec­tron­ic com­mu­nic­a­tions ap­par­at­us in­stalled on neigh­bour­ing land where this did not in­ter­fere with a means of ac­cess to their prop­erty at the date of in­stall­a­tion.
Spring 2017
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters - Spring 2017
Cur­rent top­ics in the hotel in­dustry
Fur­ther prac­tic­al cla­ri­fic­a­tion on the Tele­coms Code
The Up­per Tribunal has handed down an­oth­er judg­ment in the on­go­ing pur­suit for clar­ity un­der the new Tele­coms Code between op­er­at­ors and site pro­viders.   In the case of CTIL v Richard Gregory Keast the Up­per Tribunal was asked to deal with vari­ous pre­lim­in­ary.
CMS dis­putes part­ners iden­ti­fied as Rising Stars in...
When is a Mast a Mast?
The High Court has held that tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions ap­par­at­us in­stalled was a “mast” with­in the defin­i­tion of the Town and Coun­try Plan­ning (Gen­er­al Per­mit­ted De­vel­op­ment) (Eng­land) Or­der 2015 (the GP­DO) and the ap­par­at­us there­fore did not be­ne­fit from per­mit­ted.
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters - Au­tumn 2014
Cur­rent top­ics in the hotel in­dustry
Busi­ness rates in multi-oc­cu­pied prop­er­ties: pro­pos­als to end "the...
The De­part­ment for Com­munit­ies and Loc­al Gov­ern­ment’s con­sulta­tion on le­gis­lat­ive changes to re­in­state the pre-Maz­ars meth­od of as­sess­ing “hered­it­a­ments”, in­clud­ing back­dat­ing pro­vi­sions, is due to end shortly and all re­sponses should be sub­mit­ted by 23 Feb­ru­ary.
Risk Mat­ters: In­sur­ance Sec­tor news­let­ter Sum­mer 2014
High­light­ing top­ic­al is­sues for in­sur­ance sec­tor par­ti­cipants
Gov­ern­ment an­nounces new rules for lease­hold flats and houses
This morn­ing the Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced that there will be no new lease­hold houses (save in spe­cif­ic cir­cum­stances) and that ground rents on new long leases will be zero.   This an­nounce­ment comes fol­low­ing a con­sulta­tion and much neg­at­ive pub­li­city sur­round­ing.
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters - Spring 2014
Cur­rent top­ics in the hotel in­dustry
A step change in Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions agree­ments
The Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced that the new Elec­tron­ic Com­mu­nic­a­tions Code will come in­to force on Thursday 28 Decem­ber 2017. The new Code marks a step change in the way re­la­tion­ships between site pro­viders and op­er­at­ors are gov­erned.