Alex Hormaeche

Year of call 1998

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  • English
  • Spanish

Alex Hormaeche’s practice covers all areas of commercial chancery and property litigation, including inheritance disputes.

In particular, and most recently, she has been focusing on: business tenancies under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954; the right to collective enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993; claims for injunctive relief in the context of landlord and tenant and partnership disputes; and adverse possession claims.

Alex is a native Spanish speaker and is happy to conduct conferences and peruse documents in Spanish without the need for a translator. Consequently, she has developed a niche in litigation with a Spanish or Latin American element as practised in the English courts with an emphasis on the construction and the correct interpretation of jurisdiction agreements and establishing whether they confer jurisdiction on the English courts. She has successfully disputed the English court’s jurisdiction in proceedings issued in the High Court under CPR Part 11 where the Spanish Defendant argued that Spain had jurisdiction to deal with the claim for injunctive relief with respect to property situated in Spain.

Alex welcomes Direct Public Access instructions from lay and professional clients and is willing to advise in conference and / or attend preliminary and final hearings without the support of a solicitor where appropriate.

Notable Cases

  • Presstek Europe LTD v Multi-Digital De Impresion SL [2012] EWHC 685 A claim form was set aside and an interim injunction discharged where the claimant had failed to show that the parties to a distribution agreement had agreed to confer  jurisdiction on the English courts in respect of claims in which injunctive relief might be required. References: LTL 14/3/2012
  • RMS Properties LTD v (1) Sarvjit Singh (2) Rajvant Singh (3) Harjit Kaur [2012] EWCA Civ 533 In proceedings to determine the ownership of a disputed area of land, in which the crucial issue was whether a garage had been erected sufficiently long ago to give rise to a claim based on adverse possession, the judge had made errors in his analysis of the evidence and the matter was remitted for retrial. References: LTL 17/2/2012
  • (1) Stephen Kupfer (2) Barbara Kupfer v Marie Claire Dunne [2003] EWCA Civ 1549 Successful appeal from a judge's determination of the boundary between two residential properties. References: LTL 7/11/2003

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