The Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards 2022 
The winners have been announced! 
We are delighted to announce the winners for 2022, which were announced at glamorous awards ceremony and dinner in the beautiful ballroom of The Sheraton Grand hotel on 30th June 2022.

The Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards, which is now in it's 13th year, celebrate excellence in the leasehold enfranchisement and right to manage industry.

Congratulations to all of our finalists, highly commended and of course, this year's winners.

We would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors, and of course, our judges for all of their time and support.

If you have any feedback in regards to the event, then we would love to hear from you. Please send your comments to [email protected]

Congratulations once again to all of our winners.

We look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Location
Sheraton Grand Hotel,
London Park Lane
W1J 7BX
Date & Time
June 30, 2022,
18:00-00:00
Categories & Shortlist 2022
Chambers of the Year

Barrister of the Year

Young Lawyer of the Year * NEW for 2022

Solicitor of the Year

Solicitors Firm of the Year

Valuer of the Year

Valuers Firm of the Year

Influencer of the Year * NEW for 2022

Project Manager of the Year * NEW for 2022 

Chambers of the Year
Sponsored by Forsters LLP 
WINNER
Tanfield Chambers

HIGHLY COMMENDED 
Falcon Chambers

FINALISTS

Falcon Chambers 
Tanfield Chambers
Barrister of the Year 
Sponsored by Commonhold & Leasehold Experts Limited
WINNER
Mark Loveday

HIGHLY COMMENDED 
Gary Cowen QC

FINALISTS
Gary Cowen QC
Mark Loveday 
Simon Allison
Young Lawyer of the Year * NEW for 2022
WINNER 
Matthew Hollamby - Commonhold & Leasehold Experts Limited

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Verity McMahon - Brethertons Solicitors

FINALISTS
Alicia Vella - Property Management Legal Services Limited
Cerys Eyre - Streathers Solicitors LLP
Katherine Thorpe - Irwin Mitchell LLP
Matthew Hollamby - Commonhold & Leasehold Experts Limited
Verity McMahon - Brethertons Solicitors
Project Manager of the Year * NEW for 2022
Sponsored by Cripps
WINNER
The Freehold Collective

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Fresh PML

FINALISTS

Complete Lease Extensions Ltd 
Fresh PML 
The Freehold Collective
Solicitor of the Year 
WINNER
Leigh Shapiro - Irwin Mitchell

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Amy Jackson - Cripps LLP

FINALISTS

Amy Jackson - Cripps LLP
Dani Green - Brethertons Solicitors
Daniel Winlow - Healys LLP 
Leigh Shapiro - Irwin Mitchell 
Tim Morgan - ODT Solicitors
Solicitors Firm of the Year
WINNER 
Bishop & Sewell LLP 

HIGHLY COMMENDED 
Adcocks Solicitors Limited

FINALISTS
Adcocks Solicitors Limited
Bishop & Sewell LLP 
Brethertons Solicitors
Commonhold & Leasehold Experts Limited
Cripps LLP
Irwin Mitchell LLP 
ODT Solicitors 
Russell-Cooke
Valuer of the Year 
Sponsored by JPC 
WINNER 
Prosper Marr-Johnson - Marr-Johnson & Stevens LLP

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Clive Scrivener - Scrivener Tibbatts Ltd

FINALISTS
Alison Stone - Alison Stone Surveyors
Clive Scrivener - Scrivener Tibbatts Ltd
Justin Shingles - Justin Shingles Ltd
Martin Geoghegan - Julian Wilkins & Co Chartered Surveyors
Prosper Marr-Johnson - Marr-Johnson & Stevens LLP
Valuers Firm of the Year 
Sponsored by JPC
WINNER 
Myleasehold ltd 

HIGHLY COMMENDED 
Marr-Johnson & Stevens LLP

FINALISTS 
Julian Wilkins & Co Chartered Surveyors
Marr-Johnson & Stevens LLP
McDowalls Surveyors
Myleasehold ltd
Scrivener Tibbatts Ltd
Influencer of the Year * NEW for 2022
WINNER
Colin Horton - Hortons Valuers

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Matthew Lewis, Commonhold and Leasehold Experts Limited
Judges
This year the awards will be supporting three amazing charities, kindly nominated by our judges.

Please donate generously on the night to support these worthy causes. Thank you in advance. 

Child Bereavement UK 
www.childbereavementuk.org/

Evelina London Children's Charity 
www.evelinacharity.org.uk/

MIND
www.mind.org.uk/
Group 1
This judging group will consist of an ALEP panel who will make up group 1 and they will be scoring the following categories.

Young Lawyer of the Year, Young Valuer of the Year, Barrister of the Year and Chambers of the Year.
Damian Greenish 
CONSULTANT SOLICITOR AND ALEP HONORARY PRESIDENT, ALEP
Damian Greenish has been a solicitor for over 40 years. Until his retirement as a partner in 2016, he was senior partner and then chairman of Pemberton Greenish LLP. He is now a senior consultant to the leading Mayfair firm Forsters LLP.
Throughout his career, he has taken a close interest in the subject of leasehold reform, advising both landlords and tenants on all aspects of residential leasehold law, with particular interest in enfranchisement. He has been involved in many of the landmark leasehold reform cases in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court and the valuation tribunals. He has been the joint editor of Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement since 1998, the 7th Edition being published in 2020. He is a speaker at and acts as a regular chairman of the leading conferences and seminars in this specialised sector of the law.
He is chairman of the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate (a mixed-use Estate in west Chelsea, London); a Vice-President (and former Chairman of the Council) of the Chelsea Society; a member of The Law Society; a member of the British Property Federation’s Residential Property Management Committee, Honourary President of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) and a member of the Commonhold Council.
Clare Grove 
MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & MANAGER, ALEP 
Clare Grove, a chartered marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, has worked in marketing and events in a range of industries including housebuilding, automotive and healthcare over the past 20 years.

Clare is well known to the ALEP membership, having worked with the Association and in the leasehold sector for almost ten years. As well as overseeing the day-to-day management of ALEP, Clare works closely with the board and committee to support its strategy and planning.

Clare is a co-director of DRIVE Marketing, a marketing and events company working with clients in a variety of sectors in London, the South East, Spain and the US.
John Midgley 
SOLICITOR AT SEDDONS & ALEP DIRECTOR
John is a partner in the Property Disputes team and heads up the specialist Leasehold Enfranchisement team at Seddons.
He is a leading practitioner in the field of collective enfranchisement, lease extensions and right to manage claims, having been involved in numerous highly contentious cases.
John writes regularly for specialist publications on a variety of enfranchisement and landlord and tenant issues.
He has been identified as one of the top 100 influential people in the leasehold property sector, appearing for several years in the News on The Block Hot 100 list which includes a mix of professionals, politicians, property owners and investors.
John was instrumental in pioneering the Leasehold Reform Amendment Act 2014 and continues to work with parliamentarians on issues within the leasehold sector..
Mark Wilson 
ALEP VALUER & COMMITEE MEMBER, MYLEASEHOLD
Mark Wilson is a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and a director of myleasehold, having set up the business in 2004. Mark maintains an active and focused interest in the enfranchisement sector dealing with all property types.

As a business owner and specialist valuer Mark has a breadth of experience to bring to the committee and the ALEP membership. He supports collaboration and transparency and is a firm supporter of the underlying principles of the legislation allowing tenants to extend their leases or buy their buildings as of right. And, on the future of the sector with the prospect reform, Mark describes himself as thoughtfully neutral.
Henrietta Hammonds
ALEP VALUER & COMMITEE MEMBER,
BECKETT & KAY
Henrietta Hammonds is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an RICS Registered Valuer, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a partner at Beckett and Kay, a small firm specialising in landlord and tenant valuation, including in leasehold enfranchisement.

Henrietta has a wide experience in leasehold reform, acting for freeholders, intermediate landlords and tenants. Her experience includes appearances before the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Group 2
This judging group will consist of the judges below and they will be scoring the following categories.

Solicitors Firm of the Year, Solicitor of the Year, Project Manager of the Year and Influencer of the Year 
Bob Smytherman 
hon chairman, fpra 
Bob Smytherman has been a committee member of the FPRA for over 15 years and became Hon Chairman in 2008.
He is currently a director of his own residents’ association and has been since 1992, taking over as chairman in 1995 and was instrumental in removing a number of ineffective managing agents and along with his fellow RMC Directors has self-managed the Worthing estate since 2001 saving on agent’s fees, which has enabled them to spend more on the block itself.
Bob was also responsible for challenging the RMC lease with the freeholder on building insurance and as a result they are now free to purchase their own policy. Their residents’ association is formally recognised by the local authorities for consultations by West Sussex County Council and the Borough Council, as well as other public organisations and includes being a statutory consultee for Licensing and Planning applications.
Bob was first elected to Worthing Borough Council in 2002, and has served as the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Planning and Economic Development during 2003/4 and spent 12 years as a West Sussex County Councillor before retiring in 2021 to spend more time on Leasehold Reform.
He brings with him experience of a medium-sized block adding to the diversity of the committee’s experience and advises members on Local Government issues as well as Health and Safety and is working with the Home Office of the new regulations proposed by changes to the fire safety legislation.
Mairéad Carroll 
Associate Director, Residential Standards, rics 
Mairéad Anne Carroll is a Senior Specialist at RICS where she leads on work relating to property agency and management including the development of an overarching code for property agents and a block management code for managing agents.

Mairéad represents RICS on a number of groups including the Technical Support Group to the Commonhold Council, the Homebuying and Selling Group and the Construction Industry Council’s Housing Panel.

Mairéad is a Board member for Innisfree Housing Association, where she sits on both the Development and Renumeration and Nominations committees.

Nicola Muir
Barrister, tanfield chambers   
Nicola Muir is a senior member of the Tanfield Chambers property team. She is a specialist in enfranchisement law and all aspects of landlord and tenant law. Nicola regularly appears in the FTT and Upper Tribunal in relation to enfranchisement claims, notable cases in which she has appeared include Tibber v Buckley (CA), Leaseholders of Foundling Court and others v Camden LBC, Allied London (Brunswick) Ltd and others (UT),   Eastern Pyramid Group Corp SA v Spire House RTM Co. Ltd (UT), Westminster City Council v CH2006 Ltd (UT), Corvan (Properties) Ltd v Abdel-Mahmoud (CA) and LM Homes Ltd v Queen Court Freehold Co. Ltd (FTT) . Nicola is recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners which describes her as “Approachable, pragmatic and knowledgeable”. Nicola was shortlisted by the Legal 500 as Junior of the Year 2019 for Real Estate, Environment and Planning. In addition to her busy practice, Nicola has a regular column on legal issues relating to the residential property in the Estates Gazette.
Group 3
This judging group will consist of the judges below and they will be scoring the following categories.

Valuer of the Year, Valuers Firm of the Year & Practice Manager of the Year
Yashmin Mistry 
partner, jpc
Yashmin Mistry is a Partner and leads JPC Law’s Property Practice Group. Yashmin is a leading expert in leasehold enfranchisement and landlord & tenant matters and is widely acknowledged as a thought leader in her field. She is influential not only as a practitioner and commentator, but increasingly as someone asked to play an active role in shaping how the law works.  Yashmin is a “Recognised Expert” in the prestigious Legal 500 guide as well as receiving recognition in the 2014 to 2018 “Top 100 Most Influential People in the Residential Sector” property guide.
Natasha Rees 
partner, forsters llp
Natasha Rees is Head of Property Litigation and a partner at Mayfair-based law firm, Forsters LLP.
She has experience in all areas of commercial and residential property litigation with particular expertise in residential disputes and leasehold enfranchisement. She also heads up the Forsters Enfranchisement Team.
Natasha is on the contributory board of the Property Law Journal and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on residential property litigation and enfranchisement.
TBC
   
  
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