Year of call 1999
“Extremely bright, commercial and very approachable” (Chambers UK 2020), “highly experienced and shrewd when dealing with judges.” (Legal 500 2020 (Property Litigation)), Ellodie is a specialist in property litigation. Her principal areas of practice are all aspects of commercial and residential leases (both short and long) with a particular emphasis on service and administration charge disputes, leasehold enfranchisement, right to manage and rights of first refusal. However, Ellodie also undertakes a certain amount of real property work.
Ellodie started life at the Bar as a commercial chancery pupil. Having moved to Tanfield to undertake a commercial second-six pupillage, Ellodie began taking on residential landlord and tenant work, principally for large social landlords and local authorities.
Ellodie retains an interest in commercial matters and her enthusiasm and aptitude for contract disputes means that Ellodie not only deals with contracts between landlords and tenants, but also general commercial contracts.
Ellodie is a contributor to the first, second and third editions of ‘Service Charges and Management’ (Sweet & Maxwell) and co-author of ‘Leasehold Enfranchisement Explained’ (RICS Publishing). In 2011 Ellodie was named Barrister of the Year, at the Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards and was Highly Commended in the same category in 2014.
In addition to private practice, Ellodie is currently assisting the Law Commission with its review of enfranchisement law.
All aspects of commercial and residential leases (both short and long), in the courts and the First-tier and Upper Tribunals, in particular the extension of leases and acquisition of freeholds under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and Parts I and III of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, the variation of leases, rights of first refusal, the acquisition of the Right to Manage, service and administration charge disputes and related professional negligence.
Adverse possession, easements and restrictive covenants.
General contract claims.