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Imogen Dodds

Called 2017

Imogen Dodds

Imogen’s practice covers all areas of real property and landlord and tenant law. She regularly appears in the High Court and County Courts, as well as the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), and also has a busy advisory practice.

Imogen’s recent cases have included the following areas of law:

  • Commercial landlord and tenant, including opposed and unopposed renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Co-ownership, including proceedings under TOLATA 1996
  • Telecommunications
  • Mortgages and receivership
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Easements
  • Land registration
  • Adverse possession
  • Residential landlord and tenant
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Tenants’ rights of first refusal
  • Education

    BA (Law), Downing College, University of Cambridge (Double First Class) (2012-2015)

    Downing College Senior Harris Scholarship

    Faculty of Law Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship LLM, Downing College, University of Cambridge (First Class, placed 3rd in year) (2015-2016)

    The Gareth Jones Prize for the Law of Restitution

    The Mills and Reeve Prize for Comparative Family Law and Policy

    Downing College Prize for Especial Distinction

  • Professional
    • BPTC, BPP (Outstanding) (2016 – 2017)
    • Lord Denning Scholarship
    • Hardwicke Entrance Award
    • Buchanan Prize
  • Recent Cases
    • Spellen v “Santander” [2023] EWHC 1361 (KB) – appeared for the successful mortgagee in this case considering attempts by borrowers to subvert County Court possession proceedings by issuing claims in the High Court.
    • Gormandy & Ors v Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (Trinidad and Tobago) [2022] UKPC 55: Junior Counsel, led by Oliver Radley-Gardner KC in a Privy Council appeal on adverse possession of land in Trinidad which raised issues in relation to the rule in Devi v Roy and the role of appellate courts.
    • Oceanfill v Nuffield Health Wellbeing [2022] EWHC 2178 (Ch) (Master): Junior Counsel, led by Stephen Jourdan KC in a case considering the effect of a restructuring plan under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006 releasing the current tenant of commercial premises on an AGA given by a previous tenant.
    • Orkin v Orchard (Central London County Court, HHJ Hellman, 6 October 2022): represented the leaseholder in a three day trial considering responsibility for carrying out and paying for repairs to a flat in order to prevent water penetration to the flat below.
  • Publications
    • “Mortgage Receivership: Playing Second Fiddle?” (co-authored with Cecily Crampin and Tricia Hemans) 15 NLJ 8002 11 November 2022
    • “Effect of restructuring plan of liability of original tenant and guarantor (Oceanfill Ltd v Nuffield Health and Cannons Group Ltd)” LexisNexis Legal News (23 August 2022)
    • “Adverse Possession: the General Theory of Relativity (of Title)” (co-authored with Jamie Sutherland) 9 NLJ 7973 (1 April 2022)
    • “Another Landlord Bites the Crust” (co-authored with Jamie Sutherland) 13 NLJ 7957 (19 November 2021)
    • “Enforcing keep open covenants” (co-authored with Guy Fethersonhaugh KC) for EG 30 October 2021
    • “One Flat, Two Guvnors” (co-authored with Jamie Sutherland) 13 NLJ 7887 (22 May 2020)
    • “Check your Email (Signatures)!” (co-authored with Jamie Sutherland) 14 NLJ 7878 (11 March 2020)
    • “Rectification of a Perpetual Lease for Unilateral Mistake” Landlord and Tenant Review 2019, 23(1), 26 – 29 
    • “Commercial landlords and CVAs” Landlord & Tenant Review 2018, 22(6), 208-211
    • “Recovery for Mistaken Dispositions: Possible Effects of Pitt v Holt” [2016] Restitution Law Review 129.