Bethany Reid is an associate in our Real Estate Litigation team specialising in a broad range of property-related disputes.

    Bethany is experienced in a wide range of landlord and tenant disputes and portfolio management, including commercial lease renewals, break options, breach of covenant issues, possession claims and residential tenancy disputes.

    Bethany is also a member of our Compulsory Purchase and Land Compensation team, and has a particular specialism in land compensation matters, advising a broad range of clients in respect of compulsory purchase compensation claims and claims under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973. In particular, Bethany acts in the aviation, energy and utility sectors, including acting for several UK airports and statutory undertakers.

    Bethany is experienced in acting in proceedings before the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), as well as representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.

    Bethany is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association and is a member of the CPA Futures Committee. Bethany is also a member of the Property Litigation Association and is the Chair of the PLA North.

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    • Acting for Signet Group (H Samuel and Ernest Jones), YUM! Brands (KFC and Pizza Hut) and AG Retail Cards (Clintons Cards) in relation to contentious property issues affecting their nationwide portfolio.
    • Acting for a charitable body with a large commercial freehold property portfolio, specifically dealing with instigating and progressing lease renewals.
    • Advising several major UK airport operators (Manchester Airport Group, Birmingham Airport) in relation to the management of claims and in respect of their strategy for dealing with claims for compensation under Part 1 of the Land Compensation Act 1973.
    • Acting for waste management companies in respect of compulsory purchase compensation claims, including land value and disturbance claims.
    • Advising several landlords and private management companies on a range of residential tenancy disputes, including the recovery of possession of properties let under Assured Shorthold tenancies, defending tenancy deposit proceedings brought under the Housing Act 1988 and the recovery of residential service charge arrears.
    • Acting for corporate landowner in respect of a Reference of a Blight Notice to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).
    • Successfully delivering vacant possession in the enforcement of CPO powers for Gosport Borough Council for a major redevelopment site.
    • Acting for a large private student accommodation company in various residential tenancy disputes, including possession proceedings, tenancy deposit proceedings and breach of covenant disputes.

    Education

    • BPP Law School, L.P.C., 2012
    • University of Leeds, LL.B., 2011

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2014

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