Uncategorized | March 16, 2021


Rachel FitzGerald
Rachel specialises in a wide range of property disputes with an emphasis on commercial landlord and tenant disputes and real property disputes.
She advises on a broad range of contentious commercial matters, acting for both landlords and tenants in respect of claims for dilapidations, forfeiture and breach of lease covenants.
She is also experienced in providing strategic advice to her clients on business tenancy lease renewal matters, the exercise of break clauses, consents to assign or underlet, rent reviews, obtaining vacant possession and tenancy insolvency issues.
Rachel has a particular interest in easement and restrictive covenant disputes.

Jonathan Hibberts
Jonathan has a wide range of experience in dealing with litigation: alongside general commercial disputes, he specialises in property litigation, development and professional negligence disputes. He also provides strategic advice on transactions and developments, and is known for providing innovative solutions.
He has acted for both landlords, tenants, and developers, including dealing with lease renewals, disrepair, and termination disputes. Jonathan has also acted in a variety of general commercial disputes, including acting against financial institutions. His professional negligence experience includes negligent surveys and legal advice, including environmental contamination.
Jonathan also has a significant amount of experience in working with charities and religious organisations.

Charlotte Meredith
Charlotte is a Solicitor in the Real Estate team. Charlotte has acted for a variety of clients including institutional investors, corporate occupiers and developers in the retail, office and logistics sectors. She has strong asset management experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating leases and ancillary documentation and has worked on the sale and purchase on several high value commercial properties across Central London. Charlotte also has experience in property finance and corporate support work.
Charlotte joined Wedlake Bell in January 2021. Charlotte obtained a first-class law degree from the University of Exeter and trained at a firm in Westminster, before joining DAC Beachcroft LLP on qualification in September 2018.

Laurence Rogers
Laurence predominantly focuses on real estate finance and additionally cover acquisition and leveraged finance. He acts for lenders and borrowers (both on traditional financing and Islamic financing) covering all aspects of the capital stack (senior, mezzanine, preferred equity) and all asset classes including office, residential, logistics, student accommodation, hotels and self-storage. His practice is UK and overseas including the more complex multi-jurisdictional cross-border deals. Clients will often come to him to help source potential buyers or lenders for deals or for introductions to particular players in the market.