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Portrait of Kerra Jelbert
Areas of expertise: Real estate, Real estate litigation


Kerra is a senior associate in the real estate litigation team in London, acting for both commercial landlords and tenants.

She is experienced in handling a range of asset management work for property in the London and wider market, such as dilapidations claims, including application of section 18 defence; lease renewal proceedings; forfeiture; and service charge disputes. She also advises on a variety of litigation work with a real estate focus, such as professional negligence cases and tenant insolvency claims.

Kerra is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting on behalf of an institutional landlord in opposed lease renewal proceedings for a large scale redevelopment project of a prime central London site.
  • Providing strategic advice on rights of light claims for a central London development project.
  • Settling a high value dilapidations claim on behalf of an institutional landlord.
  • Obtaining a strike out order on behalf of a defendant in alleged misrepresentation and fraud proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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