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Helena Bannister

Legal Director

Helena has nearly 19 years’ experience as a property litigator, across all property litigation disciplines.

"Wright Hassall LLP is recognised for its landlord and tenant work, including handling dilapidations claims, lease renewals and termination, rent reviews, recovery of rent, collection of service charge arrears and enforcement of covenants."

Legal 500

Experience

  • Providing full service legal support for high end London residential managing agents, to include First Tier Tribunal work and support in service charge and management matters.
  • Assisting landlord client in documenting complex high value rent and arrears deferral agreement with a pandemic affected tenant.
  • Defending and pursuing dispensation from s20 consultation requirements Tribunal applications for landlord and tenant clients in relation to waking watch and major works costs respectively.
  • Advising a group of long leaseholders, in a development of numerous blocks, on legal and practical issues relating to collective enfranchisement (purchase of the freehold.)
  • Assisting client with legal process and evidence preparation in relation to application to Upper Tribunal for modification of a restrictive covenant under s84 Landlord & Tenant Act 1925
  • Advising client in relation to rights of light issues on a development site, to include assisting with obtaining specialist rights of light indemnity insurance prior to sale of site.

"The property litigation team has some impressive corporate clients, who trust the firm with their commercial landlord and tenant work."

Legal 500

Career

After graduating from Leeds University and The College of Law York, Helena trained in a London City firm and then joined DLA Piper qualifying into their property litigation team. Following stints with Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLG), Emms Gilmore Liberson and Weightmans, she joined Wright Hassall in January 2022.

Memberships

Interests

Helena enjoys running, gardening, live music and London city breaks.

 

Meet the team

Perveen Dhami - Property Litigation Lawyer
Perveen Dhami Senior Associate
Mary Rouse - Property Litigation Lawyer
Mary Rouse Partner
Gemma Macintyre - Property Litigation Paralegal
Gemma Macintyre Senior Paralegal