Cecily’s current work includes a number of complicated mortgage claims including those raising unfair relationship issues under the Consumer Credit Act 1974; the interaction of lender’s powers and the borrower’s attempts to sell; issues as to breach of a receivers’ duties, and dealing with the residue of the proceeds of sale of mortgaged property when there are competing claims; professional negligence in relation to sales of off-plan flats and flats with planning issues; a challenge to an expert rent review; a co-ownership dispute relating to the break down of a relationship in difficult circumstances; a co-ownership dispute arising out of an undisclosed beneficial interest in property asserted after the property’s sale; a right of way dispute in relation to the hours for which a way has been used.
Other recent work includes an adverse possession application by a trustee of the land held on trust; an appointment of a manager application; assistance in relation to contested charging order applications obtained to enforce a multi-million pound commercial dispute; residential service charge disputes raising issues about a decision to appoint a particular managing agent; and the reasonableness of the legal costs incurred in previous sets of court and Tribunal proceedings.
Cecily is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Property Bar Association, and is the first barrister member of NARA (the National Association of Receivers and Administrators), and a member of its Council. She often speaks at conferences and seminars. For example, she spoke at an RICS residential training day in London in 2019 where she gave a legal update with Janet Bignell QC, and at the NARA 2019 training day on Menon v Pask  EWHC 2611 (Ch). She presented on the effect of Covid-19 on receivership for a NARA training ebinar in May 2020. She also delivered training on the Covid-19 possession stays, and on mortgage law, for LawWorks during the summer of 2020. She is a reviewer for Advocate.