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Donna Stevens
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Donna Stevens

Associate Solicitor
Commercial Disputes , Dispute Resolution

My Approach

I believe in advising clients on realistic outcomes to their dispute and then working together to achieve early settlement. I have a thorough, empathetic and considered approach to a client’s case.

Areas of Expertise

  • All forms of commercial and residential landlord and tenant leasehold property disputes
  • Commercial business lease renewals
  • Termination of tenancies
  • Trespass to land
  • Easements (including rights of way, rights to light etc)
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Boundary disputes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Nuisance claims
  • Contractual disputes
  • Negligence claims

Recent Work Includes

  • Acting for the residents’ association of a large estate in an application to vary historic restrictive freehold covenants
  • Acting for the management company of a large block of flats in relation to variation of leases, service charge disputes and rent arrears
  • Acting for residential leaseholders in applications to purchase the freehold, extensions of leases and management of their property.
  • Advising commercial landlords and tenants in relation to rent and service charge disputes, dilapidations claims, termination and possession claims to include forfeiture, break notices, claims against guarantors or former tenants
  • Advising on a large number of boundary disputes
  • Advising in relation to all aspects of property ownership to include rights of way and rights to light, trespass and nuisance claims, adverse possession claims, enforcing or varying restrictive covenants
  • Commercial and private contractual disputes
  • Negligence claims including professional negligence cases.

Experience, Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in November 1999
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2016) for Commercial Litigation.
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Reviews
“Donna Stevens explained all legal technicalities and terms in a manner I could understand, I felt they did all they could to help. I would recommend using the firm to anyone! ” Mr Deacon
“We are very grateful to Donna Stevens for her advice and counsel. Her calm manner inspired confidence and her good humour helped us through some challenging times. ” Mr Brook