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Sally Carmichael
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Sally Carmichael

Non-Practicing Solicitor
Commercial Disputes , Commercial Property , Dispute Resolution , Mediation , Specialist Sectors

My Approach

To find a swift and effective solution to problems so that the client get on with their business rather than waste time and costs on stressful litigation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Construction law; advising on all aspects of disputes, dealing with adjudications, arbitrations and if needed cases in the court of Technology and construction; dealing with Joint venture agreements, JCT contracts, appointments of consultants
  • Property disputes. Dealing with disputes appertaining to the development of land and property including access disputes, boundary issues, option agreements and covenant issues.
  • Dealing with applications in the Lands Tribunal relating to enforcement and modification of covenants relating to Land.
  • Disputes relating to commercial landlord and tenant matters including dilapidation claims, rent arrears and guarantor issues
  • Claims in professional negligence against professionals relating to the above matters including claims v solicitors, architects, engineers, project managers.
  • Mediations relating to all of above

Recent Work Includes

  • Advising on £3.5 m refurbishment of shopping centre and handling claims by tenants, claims v principal contractors and project manager
  • Acting for developer relating to development of out of town superstore where artics could not gain access, dealing with claim v traffic engineer, negotiating with local authority and dealing with claims of tenants
  • Handling arbitration claims for and against builders relating to various different types of property.
  • Dealing with claims for LADs
  • Dealing with dilapidation claims on commercial let property.
  • Dealing with professional claim against solicitor for failure to advise on covenants.
  • Dealing with professional negligence claims v solicitor for issues arising from Option agreement.
  • Dealing with professional negligence claim v project manager arising from large development when the principal contractor went into liquidation when 90% of works complete.
  • Dealing with Insolvency Practitioner after insolvency of principal contractor on development of 350 residential homes and then dealing with Zurich insurance under the guarantee; handling claims from property owners.
  • Mediating tri party disputes involving negligence claims relating to property and construction disputes.

Experience, Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in 1991 (I no longer practice as a solicitor)
  • Southampton University LLB 1977
  • CEDR accredited mediator 1991
  • Recommended Department by The Legal 500 (UK 2016) for Commercial Litigation
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