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Jason Dowler

Position: Senior Legal Assistant

Jason is part of the Property Dispute Resolution Team. He advises on property disputes for a variety of Registered Providers, public bodies and charitable organisations, including a number of ecclesiastical institutions. He advises on social housing and residential and commercial landlord and tenant issues and disputes including breaches of tenancy/leases, recovery of rent and service charge arrears, forfeiture, anti social behaviour and nuisance claims. He has also dealt with many actions against trespassers/squatters including seeking interim possession orders where required and often involving development sites or multiple parties.

Recent experience

  • Acting for a Registered Provider in a fully defended possession claim based on a long history of the tenant's nuisance and anti social behaviour
  • Instruction from a Registered Provider on development site to secure possession of a number of units in multiple occupation by trespassers and advising on bulk claim to reduce costs
  • Assisting with acting for a Registered Provider in a complex defended dispute with a commercial tenant requiring an injunction to restrain unauthorised works and subsequent forfeiture of a long lease
  • Assisting with a claim for possession of commercial premises based on rent arrears and the landlord's intention to refurbish and redevelop the property
  • Acting for and providing advice to an ecclesiastical institution on forfeiture of a business lease following the tenant's bankruptcy and dealing with recovery of rent and other debts

Professional memberships

Member of The Institute of Legal Executives

Work history

1986 to Present - Legal Assistant, Winckworth Sherwood

1981 to 1986 - Legal Assistant, Gray Marshall and Campbell

1979 to 1981 - Articled Clerk, Russell-Cooke Potter and Chapman

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Tue 17 Oct 2017

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