The judges marks will count for 100% of the final results. The judges will select a shortlist which will be announced online. There is NO public vote.
Each finalist will receive a mention at the Awards. There will be one winner for each award category announced at the awards ceremony.
Anna Bailey, Founder and Director of ALEP
A Chartered Marketer by profession, Anna is co-owner of marketing agency DRIVE Marketing, as well as Leasehold Solutions, Leasehold Valuers and Leasehold Law. In 2007 she founded ALEP (the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) with her brother, Alex Greenslade, and has overseen the growth of the Association to 230 member organisations.
Damian Greenish, Consultant, Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Damian Greenish has been a solicitor for over 40 years. Until his retirement as a partner in 2016, he was senior partner and then chairman of the specialist property firm of Pemberton Greenish LLP. He now has his own consultancy. He is a leading authority on residential leasehold reform, having been involved in many of the landmark enfranchisement cases in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court and the valuation tribunals. He has been the joint editor of Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement since 1998. He is well known as a speaker at and as a regular chairman of the leading conferences and seminars in this specialised sector of the law.
Nicola Muir, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers
Nicola Muir is a senior member of the Tanfield Chambers’ property team. She is a specialist in enfranchisement law and all aspects of landlord and tenant law. Nicola regularly appears in the FTT and Upper Tribunal in relation to enfranchisement claims – notable cases in which she has appeared include Tibber v Buckley (CA), Westminster City Council v CH2006 Ltd (UT), Corvan (Properties) Ltd v Abdel-Mahmoud (CA) and LM Homes Ltd v Queen Court Freehold Co. Ltd (FTT) . Nicola is recommended by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 which says “She immediately installs faith and confidence in both solicitors and clients”. Nicola was shortlisted by the Legal 500 as Junior of the Year 2019 for Real Estate, Environment and Planning. In addition to her busy practice, Nicola has a regular column on legal issues relating to the residential property in the Estates Gazette.
Natasha Rees, Partner and Head of Property Litigation, Forsters
Natasha has experience in all areas of commercial and residential property litigation with particular expertise in residential disputes and leasehold enfranchisement. Natasha also heads up the Forsters Enfranchisement Team. She advises and acts for estates, charities, commercial landlords and management companies primarily in London. She also acts for both landlords and tenants in relation to enfranchisement claims and enfranchisement related litigation including professional negligence claims. Natasha joined Forsters from Pinsent Masons in 2001 and became a partner in 2008. Natasha is on the contributory board of the Property Law Journal and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on residential property litigation and enfranchisement.