Ayesha Wood


Commercial Disputes
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Ayesha specialises in a wide range of commercial and property related disputes, with particular experience in contentious matters relating to business lease renewals, forfeiture, breach of covenant, break clauses and defective cladding issues.

She is also experienced in insurance related issues acting for insurers and policyholders in relation to matters concerning policy wording, the Insurance Act 2015 and subrogated claims.

Recent Experience

  • Advising a Housing Association on forfeiture and enforcement in relation to seeking possession of commercial premises.
  • Advising an insurer on misrepresentation and “fronting” under the Insurance Act 2015 in respect of a fraudulent insurance claim.
  • Advising a developer on defective cladding and formulating a strategic approach to approach contractors and building insurers.
  • Advising clients on the impact of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022 on rent arrears.

Career History

Ayesha qualified as a solicitor in 2017 after which she joined DAC Beachcroft in Bristol. Ayesha joined Wedlake Bell in June 2022 as an Associate.