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Miriam Seitler

Call: 2015
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Practice Summary

Miriam practises in all areas of property litigation – landlord & tenant and real property. Particular areas of specialism include the Electronic Communications Code, landlord’s consents and leasehold enfranchisement.

Miriam regularly appears in the County Court representing parties in possession proceedings, including forfeiture claims, and has acted as sole Counsel in numerous fast track and multi-track trials. She also has extensive experience in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) dealing with residential property matters.

She has recently and regularly advised on or acted in cases in the following areas of property litigation:

  • Electronic Communications Code;
  • Specific performance of a contract for the sale of land;
  • Service charge disputes;
  • Costs in a service charge context;
  • Forfeiture and relief from forfeiture;
  • Eviction of a Rent Act tenant;
  • Possession proceedings under the Housing Act 1988;
  • Opposed lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;
  • Vesting orders under the 1993 Act;
  • Priorities of interests in a registered land context;
  • Validity of collective enfranchisement/lease extension notices;
  • Enforcement of a party wall award;
  • Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992;
  • Urgent trespasser claims in the County Court and High Court;
  • Discharge/modification of restrictive covenants;
  • Easements;
  • Land registration; and
  • Professional negligence (in a property litigation context).

Miriam has had the opportunity to be led by senior members, as follows:

  • With Toby Watkin in the High Court concerning a claim by the tenant that the landlord has unreasonably withheld consent to assign;
  • With Tom Weekes QC in a claim concerning the construction of a lease and derogation from grant;
  • With Toby Watkin for the landlord in an opposed lease renewal under the 1954 Act involving grounds (c), (f) and (g);
  • With Katharine Holland QC in a contractual dispute in the High Court (Chancery Division);
  • With Myriam Stacey on a case concerning the general boundaries rules and implied and prescriptive easements;
  • In Iceland Foods Limited v Aldi Stores [2016] EWHC 1134 Miriam appeared in the High Court, led by David Holland QC, before Mr Justice Mann on an issue concerning the construction of a lease.

Miriam is a contributing editor of Hill and Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant (Residential Tenancies, Division C) and a regular contributor to Estates Gazette in a joint column, “Moot Point.” She presents regularly at Chambers seminars.

Qualifications

  • Queens’ College, Cambridge (BA Law (Double First))
  • City University London (BPTC)
  • Winner of the Lucas-Smith Memorial Prize for Law (Queens’ College, Cambridge)
  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

Recommendations

“She is just very bright, very helpful, very responsive, good with clients – everything you want in a junior. She just gets on with it and is happy to run the show. She helps us a lot with drafting and is very good value for money.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“Miriam Seitler has got quite a big media presence. I understand she has a very good reputation.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“Miriam Seitler is very good.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“Miriam Seitler shows maturity, ability and experience beyond her years.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“Miriam Seitler is going to be a real star. We have given her a lot of work recently and she is really good and personable. She is going to be the president of the Supreme Court – she is really good” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“Miriam is very well regarded; some of my solicitors rate her very highly.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“A rising star.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“A go-to junior offering great value.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“She’s a real up-and-comer for only five years’ call, and she did an excellent job.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

“Miriam Seitler is very organised and good with clients. She is succinct in her advice and delivers great written and oral advocacy.” (Research for Chambers UK Bar 2022)

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