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 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 consultancy and events company working with clients in a variety of sectors in London, the South East, Spain and the US.
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.
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.
ALEP VALUER & COMMITEE MEMBER,
BECKETT & KAY
Henrietta is a partner at Beckett and Kay, a firm founded in 2002 specialising in landlord and tenant matters. She is the youngest ever woman to become a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (“RICS”) and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Institute of Residential Property Management.
She specialises particularly in enfranchisement and diminution cases, and has an interest in alternative dispute resolution. She is a qualified arbitrator and an RICS-accredited mediator.
In enfranchisement cases, Henrietta acts for landlords, intermediate landlords, and tenants. She has appeared at the First-tier Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and assisted in cases in the Upper Tribunal and beyond. She is a member of the advisory committee of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (“ALEP”).
Henrietta regularly lectures on valuation topics, including at the RICS Dilapidations Conference, RICS Valuation Conference, ALEP lectures and conferences, and other professionally organised seminars.