Leading City lawyers’ Party Wall success

Leading City of London law firm, Carter Lemon Camerons LLP, has successfully appealed against a Party Wall Award, securing costs for its client.

The case, SAI Ventures Ltd v Compar Properties Ltd Central London County Court 19th August 2016 concerned the development of 41 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch and whether two Party Wall notices given by the building owner covered a later change to the plans, or whether a new notice was required and whether the adjoining owner had waived their right to a new notice.

The case, which was heard by HH Judge Hand QC, was found in favour of Carter Lemon Camerons LLP’s client, SAI Ventures Ltd and a costs award was made in their client’s favour.

Lisa Ginesi, a Partner at Carter Lemon Camerons LLP said: “I’m delighted with this outcome, which we’ve worked hard to secure for our client. The Judge has confirmed that Building Owners must follow the letter of the law and serve a formal notice whenever plans change, as they did in this case.”

A copy of the judgment can be viewed here.