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Cecily Crampin

Called 2008

Cecily Crampin

Cecily practises all aspects of property law, including both residential and commercial landlord and tenant law and real property.

Cecily has a particular interest in mortgage law, in particular the more difficult mortgage possessions. With her colleague, Stephanie Tozer QC, she has recently written a new book, Mortgage Receivership: Law and Practice (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing, October 2018). Cecily also has extensive experience in complicated forfeiture claims, in property cases with issues as to trust or company ownership, and in Party Wall etc Act 1996 work.

  • Education

    MA (Oxon) MSc DPhil

    Before coming to the Bar, Cecily successfully completed a doctorate in mathematical logic (her thesis title is Reducts of Differentially Closed Fields to Fields with a Relation for Exponentiation) at the University of Oxford. From this education come her analytical skills, perseverance, and sense of humour. Her CPE (distinction) and BVC (very competent) are both from City University.

  • Professional

    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 [2018] 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.

  • Recent Cases

    Whitehall Court London Ltd v Crown Estate Commissioners [2018] EWCA Civ 1704, which decided that the no-Act assumption in valuations for lease extensions extended to the block containing the subject flat.

    Sloane Stanley Estate Trustees v Mundy [2016] UKUT 223 (LC), a case about the use of the hedonic regression statistical methodology in valuations under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

    Patel v Peters [2014] EWCA Civ 335 a case on the meaning of sections 10(6) and 10(7) of the Party Wall etc Act 1996. Cecily appeared at the trial, drafted the grounds for the application for permission to appeal, and led by Nick Isaac, succeeded on appeal.

    St John’s Wood Leases Limited v O’Neil [2012] UKUT 374 (LC) a case on the application of s20C of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

    Country Trade Ltd v Noakes [2011] UKUT 407 (LC) a service charge case.

  • Publications

    Mortgage Receivership: Law and Practice, Stephanie Tozer and Cecily Crampin (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing, October 2018).

    Contributor to the upcoming 15th edition of Fisher and Lightwood’s Law of Mortgage, Falcon Chambers (LexisNexisButterworths).

    Contributor to The Law and Practice of Party Walls, Nick Isaac (Property Publishing 2014).

    Contributor to Tanfield Chambers' Service Charges & Management: Law & Practice 3rd edition (Sweet & Maxwell 2013).

"Widely acknowledged as an exceptionally promising property junior, with a sophisticated practice. Her caseload includes landlord and tenant, mortgage and real property work. She is also experienced in party wall work. Strengths: 'A very clever and commercial team player.' 'A real authority on the Party Wall Act.' Recent work: Acted for the Crown Estate Commissioners in an application under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, concerning the share of premium payable on a lease extension to the freeholder and the head leaseholder." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
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