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Creating dilapidations claims, part 2, Presentation of claims and responses

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free – £30.00

The second part of a two-part discussion about best practice in preparing and responding to commercial dilapidations claims.

The Presentation of Claims:

  • What do we mean by Claims?
  • Objective of the Claim?
  • Status of the Claim?
  • Is there a mandatory format for Claims?
  • Essential Claim content?
  • Claim ‘endorsements’?
  • Timeframes for issuing Claims?
  • Who best presents Claims?
  • Conflicts, contempt and costs risks?

Responding to Claims:

  • Responding to what and by whom?
  • Legal privilege issues?
  • Pre-response due-diligence?
  • Pre-response meetings?
  • Response schedule formats?
  • Response ‘endorsements’?
  • Timeframes for issuing responses?
  • Who best presents responses?
  • Conflicts, contempt and costs risks?
  • Post response issue meetings?

Lindsey Whittle, Trowers and Hamlin

Lindsey Whittle is a property litigation solicitor who qualified in 2018 and has been part of the property litigation team at Trowers & Hamlins LLP since 2021. Lindsey has experience of advising a broad range of clients on contentious commercial landlord and tenant matters, including dilapidations issues; from initial advice on reinstatement and recovery, to bringing and defending High Court claims for dilapidations.
Michael Watson, Concorde Solicitors
Michael Watson of Concorde Solicitors is a Solicitor specialising in property litigation with extensive expertise in dilapidations matters. He is well known in the field as a consequence of seminars he runs, forums he takes part in and articles he has written for various publications. Having worked for a number of national practices he now has his own business of Concorde Solicitors Limited focussing on dilapidations and telecommunications / phone mast issues.
Keith Firn, Datum Building Consultancy Ltd
Keith Firn of Datum Building Consultancy Ltd is a Chartered Building Surveyor who specialises in Dilapidations. Since 2000 he has been formally appointed as a CPR Pt.35 Expert Witness in 27 court actions, predominantly concerning commercial property dilapidations disputes. Keith has also served on the RICS Dilapidations Forum Steering Group and co-authored multiple articles and an Estates Gazette book on Dilapidations.


July 17
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free – £30.00


Trowers & Hamlin
3 Bunhill Row
London, EC1Y 8YZ
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