Cecily’s current work includes a number of complicated mortgage claims including those raising unfair relationship issues under the Consumer Credit Act 1974; issues about the effect of a repeal of legislation on rights given by that legislation; and the effect of encroachment on enfranchisement claims. 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; and residential service charge disputes raising issues about a decision to appoint a particular managing agent, and the reasonableness of the legal costs incurred in a previous set of Tribunal proceedings.
In June of 2018, Cecily appeared, led by Stephen Jourdan QC, in Whitehall Court London Ltd v Crown Estate Commissioners  EWCA Civ 1704, which found that the no-Act assumption in the 1993 Act for lease extensions extends to the block containing the flat, not just the subject flat. having first appeared, unled, in a 3-day valuation hearing in the FtT, and then, led, in the Upper Tribunal on appeal.
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 where she gave a legal update with Janet Bignell QC, and at the NARA 2018 training day on receivership and tortious liabilities.