Helen Clutterbuck Associate

Helen is a highly experienced specialist property litigator, providing valuable and highly versatile support to clients in complex commercial and residential disputes. Enjoying excellent relationships both internally and with her clients, Helen is not only enthusiastic but highly collaborative, striving for positive client outcomes in both her own matters and those of others in the team.

Career Profile:

Helen’s extensive experience, gained from over 20 years’ PQE, has spanned the Court of Appeal, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), High Court and County Courts, as well as utilising mediation skills wherever possible. Helen frequently shares her expertise with colleagues and the wider sector, providing leading comment through articles and blog posts which deliver practical advice on a range of commercial property matters. Examples include:

  • Commercial Control: Establishing Guidelines on Service Charges for Commercial Properties
  • Communications Breakdown

(Helen’s Blogs can be found here: https://www.jbleitch.co.uk/blogs)

With expansion of the commercial property litigation team a key focus for Helen, she looks for the firm to develop as a leader in this area of work in order to offer a more complete real estate legal service to clients.

Areas of Specialism:

Helen’s principal areas of practice include the handling of disputes relating to commercial and mixed use properties, with a particular specialism in:

  • Breaches of lease such as rent and service charge arrears
  • Disrepair, permitted use and dilapidations claims
  • Forfeiture

Helen’s niche areas of expertise include:

  • Compulsory purchase orders
  • Planning disputes
  • Mines and minerals
  • Rectification of title and rights of way (public and private)

Personal Profile:

Outside of work, Helen enjoys ballroom and latin dancing as well as walking.

Helen Clutterbuck

Notable Cases:

Helen’s recent experience includes:

                Mixed Use Developments

Providing tailored advice to Landlords and Management Companies on mixed use developments, and in particular advising on :-

Breaches of Management Agent’s Agreement 

Rentcharges  

Success is a Science, if you have the conditions you get the result.

Oscar Wilde

Recent articles by Helen Clutterbuck

Commercial Control: Establishing Guidelines on Service Charges for Commercial Properties
Commercial Control: Establishing Guidelines on Service Charges for Commercial Properties
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Communications Breakdown
Communications Breakdown
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