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Hilary Napolitan (Thorpe) Partner T:01865 811793 M:07436 161709

A dispute resolution specialist, with expertise in specialist areas such as company shareholder and partnership disputes, property and leasehold disputes both in the county court and the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Hilary handles commercial disputes over breach of contract,  professional negligence, company, shareholder and partnership disputes, often within accountancy practices and intellectual property.  She also handles a wide range of property litigation work such as service charge disputes, leasehold and management company issues and restrictive covenants.  She is a leading expert in disputes over arising out of the sale of park and mobile homes.

Recent examples of how Hilary has helped clients include:

  • enabling a client to serve a court order on a difficult to reach debtor by using Facebook for the first time in English law;
  • resolving a two year-long, multi-million-pound dispute in three months by strategically employing court rules to the client’s commercial advantage;
  • ensuring a number of purchasers of faulty motor homes recovered their money; and
  • ensuring a resident could remain in their park home, and resist a park owner’s attempts to terminate the park home agreement, by invoking trespass and boundary rights against them.