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Jill Carey

Director, Freeths
Jill Carey is a Director in the Real Estate Disputes group.

She has experience across a wide range of contentious property matters, such as landlord and tenant disputes - including the recovery of arrears, forfeiture and service charge disputes - contentious business lease renewals and rent review; adverse possession and queries over the purchase and sale of development land.

Examples of work that Jill has been involved in recently include:

  • acting for large commercial landlords in the management of their portfolios of properties, including dealing with a variety of breaches of tenant covenants and lease renewals;
  • putting together vacant possession strategies for landlords and developers;
  • advising on strategic options under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;
  • advising a large commercial landlord on the insolvency of several tenants;
  • acting in a variety of possession proceedings against squatters;
  • advising both landlords and tenants on dilapidations claims;
  • advising landlords where tenants are in administration or otherwise involved in insolvency proceedings; and
  • advising on break options.

Jill was recently described by Legal 500, the leading directory for the legal profession as 'extremely able and competent'.
Contributed to


Vacant possession strategy for redevelopment
Vacant possession strategy for redevelopment
Practice notes

This Practice Note covers the various situations that a developer may encounter when looking at a potential development site. It considers the types of occupiers and interests that might be in place, from commercial leases with protection of Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, to long-term residents, licensees and telecoms operators, and how those interests may be terminated and vacant possession recovered. As timing is critical to redevelopment, the Practice Note also explains the timing of serving notices including section 25 notices and break notices and taking action to recover possession, and the importance of ensuring that the developer deals with all the interests on the site, not just the immediate subject.

Practice Area


  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2005


  • Law Society
  • PLA


  • BA (Hons) - Kings College, London University
  • GDL/LPC - College of Law, London
  • MSt - Oxford University

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