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Julie Gattegno

Julie Gattegno


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

Julie is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Dispute Resolution team with over 20 years’ experience dealing with a huge variety of contentious property issues, with an emphasis on providing commercially driven solutions through advice, negotiation and various forms of dispute resolution.

Julie’s expertise includes dealing with major commercial, residential and mixed-use development schemes, advising on development constraints including rights of light for numerous developments, rights of way, restrictive covenants, vacant possession strategies and Telecoms Code. Julie also advises on all aspects and issues arising from the landlord and tenant relationship including rent review and dilapidations, property related insolvency, contractual disputes, issues arising on the sale/purchase of freehold/long leasehold interests and all aspects of mixed use and residential property. Julie has experience of mediation, expert determination, arbitration, High Court and County Court claims.

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Relevant experience

  • Waterloo development site – service of light obstruction notices on over 1000 addresses under temporary and definitive certificates and dealing with a dispute with neighbouring developer and impact of schemes on each party’s development.
  • 22 Bishopsgate – advising on rights of light of a substantial number of adjoining properties. Dealing with a dispute concerning the interpretation of historic deeds.
  • Successfully represented the landlord, Elmfield Road Limited, in High Court proceedings on the interpretation of a rent review clause in 2016.
  • City of London building – acting for adjoining owner in relation to interference with rights of light caused by neighbouring development and threatening injunction proceedings.
  • Acting for the developer of major City of London scheme advising on rights of light of a substantial number of adjoining properties, tactics and rights of light insurance.
  • Acting for the purchaser of landmark City of London development site advising on neighbouring properties, terms of rights of light insurance, terms of the sale contract and negotiating deeds of release.
  • Acting for the developer of Vauxhall site defending injunction proceedings for crane oversailing and interference with rights of light.
  • Acting on mixed-use scheme for Notting Hill Gate developer, advising on development constraints and strategy.
  • Advising residential developer of Victoria site on rights of light.
  • Advising developer of Fulham site on neighbourly matters including rights of light and right of way claim.
  • Advising adjoining owner of Vauxhall site subject to CPO for Northern line extension on rights of light claim against the developer.
  • Acting for the developer of Strand site,dealing with vacant possession strategy of large multi-let mixed use site.
  • Acting for the developer of the major mixed-use scheme in London in proceedings with adjoining owner concerning crane oversailing, rights of light and party wall dispute.
  • Advising major property company as in arbitration proceedings concerning tenant dispute of refusal of consent to assign a multi-million long leasehold interest to a non-UCITS retail scheme.
  • Acting for fixed charge receivers in the enforcement of a loan over two properties where borrower sought an injunction to restrain sale by action.
  • Advising on rights of first refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 validity of section 5 notices and structuring of title for existing mixed-use premises and proposed residential development sites.
  • Acting for landlord client in proceedings relating to non-compliance with break clause pre-conditions.
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  • 1990 – University of Westminster
  • 1991 – Lancaster Gate Law School
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  • Member, Property Litigation Association
  • Editorial Board Member, Property LexisNexis
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  • Estates Gazette
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Lectures list

  • RICS, Accessible Retailers, CPD Foundation, University of Westminster, numerous firms of surveyors
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10 December 2020
Fi­nal Ex­ten­sion to For­feit­ure Morator­i­um
As widely an­ti­cip­ated, and in­ev­it­ably fol­low­ing the second na­tion­al lock­down, the Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced a fur­ther, but not­ably fi­nal, ex­ten­sion to the morator­i­um on for­feit­ure of com­mer­cial busi­ness...
28 July 2020
Call­ing all com­mer­cial land­lords
Un­der­stand­ing the eco­nom­ic fal­lout on dif­fer­ent sec­tors is a mam­moth task for gov­ern­ment. Whilst the im­pact on the leis­ure and re­tail sec­tors is ap­par­ent, the ef­fect on own­ers of com­mer­cial real es­tate...
02 July 2020
New Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Act - what it means for the land­lord...
The Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Act is the single biggest set of changes to the in­solv­ency re­gime in Great Bri­tain and North­ern Ire­land in a long time.  Land­lords will have to grapple with new...
22 June 2020
Ex­ten­sion to morator­i­um on for­feit­ure and re­stric­tions on land­lords’ oth­er ...
Along with pub­lic­a­tion of the new Code of Prac­tice for Com­mer­cial Prop­erty Re­la­tion­ships dur­ing the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on 19 June the gov­ern­ment has an­nounced its in­ten­tion to ex­tend the peri­od of the...
05 June 2020
Court en­forces ban on stat­utory de­mands be­fore Bill is passed
The gov­ern­ment re­cently pub­lished its Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Bill which in­cludes a tem­por­ary “ban” on stat­utory de­mands. In its cur­rent form, the ban will pre­vent land­lords and oth­er...
21 May 2020
Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Bill: re­stric­tions on stat­utory de­mands...
Tem­por­ary pro­vi­sions re­strict­ing ac­tion to wind up com­pan­ies and re­verse some wind­ing up or­ders already made are a step closer fol­low­ing present­a­tion of the Cor­por­ate In­solv­ency and Gov­ernance Bill (“Bill”)...
31 March 2020
Coronavir­us Act 2020
The Coronavir­us Bill has re­ceived Roy­al As­sent in near re­cord time for such a wide ran­ging piece of le­gis­la­tion.  The Act gives ef­fect to the gov­ern­ment’s ac­tion plan for re­spond­ing to the COV­ID-19...
30 March 2020
Cov­id-19: Le­gis­la­tion re­quir­ing pro­vi­sion of Premises, Fa­cil­it­ies and Ser­vices
On 25 March the Coronavir­us Act 2020 (“Act”) be­came law and last week we com­men­ted on the pro­vi­sions for a tem­por­ary morator­i­um on for­feit­ure of busi­ness ten­an­cies for non-pay­ment of rent. The Act...
16 March 2020
In­junc­tion awar­ded for rights of light in­jury: 7 things you need to know...
The High Court has de­clared in Beau­mont Busi­ness Centres Lim­ited v Flor­ala Prop­er­ties Lim­ited [2020] that a prop­erty own­er is en­titled to an in­junc­tion against a City de­veloper who breached its rights...
06 March 2020
Land­lords giv­en per­mis­sion to ap­peal Court's de­cision in Deben­hams CVA...
Last Septem­ber we re­por­ted on the Court’s de­cision on the land­lords’ chal­lenge to the Deben­hams CVA on grounds of un­fair pre­ju­dice and ma­ter­i­al ir­reg­u­lar­ity, in re­spect of which the land­lords have...
12 December 2019
Com­pan­ies can­not uni­lat­er­ally im­pose a sur­render of leases un­der a scheme...
In Septem­ber we re­por­ted on the con­sequences of the de­cision of Nor­ris J in Dis­cov­ery (Northamp­ton) Ltd v Deben­hams Re­tail Lim­ited [2019] EWHC 2441 (Ch) in which the Court con­firmed that a com­pany vol­un­tary...
19 September 2019
The High Court has de­livered clear guid­ance on the “do”s and “don’t”s of...
The CVA chal­lenge The land­lords’ claim against the Deben­hams CVA was put for­ward on five grounds: Fu­ture rent is not a “debt” and so the land­lords are not cred­it­ors, such that the CVA can­not...