Priya Sejpal

Experience

  • I have over 10 years’ experience in property litigation, residential dispute resolution and commercial disputes in the UK and act for multinationals, PLC's, SME's and a number of high net worth individuals. 
  • I consider myself to be a highly efficient, pragmatic and strategic litigator; for me it’s all about getting my clients excellent results whilst avoiding protracted litigation where possible.
  • My legal career initially began as a personal injury/clinical negligence solicitor specialising in only high-value and catastrophic personal injury matters. My prime involvement was with cases that were allocated to the multi-track regime where I often settled multi-million pound deals. 

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conducting residential and commercial possession proceedings for two of the UK’s largest landlords and some extremely high net worth clients.
  • Acting on behalf of a national care home and a national managing agent to successfully obtain orders for possession.
  • Successfully bringing possession proceedings against several London Local Authorities where there have been serious allegations of abuse, violence, trespass, and anti-social behaviours.
  • Successfully obtaining and resisting orders for sale against leading Banks and National Building Societies.
  • Successfully bringing forfeiture proceedings against several commercial outfits, including restaurants and a brothel. On the converse, successfully preventing the closure of a well-known church in London through a successful relief application.
  • Conducting possession claims pursuant to assured, assured shorthold (including service of notices under section 8 and section 21 of the Housing Act 1988) and protected Rent Act tenancies further to the Rent Act 1977.
  • Conducting several enforcement strategies, including obtaining warrants and writs, placing charging orders on assets, conducting CRAR procedures and conducting bankruptcy action.
  • Dealing with complex co-ownership disputes and matters concerning unlawful alterations to a property.
  • Conducting the section 20 consultation procedure pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
  • Resolving service charge disputes including commencing Tribunal proceedings and concluding council tax issues against several Councils.
  • Dealing with breaches of an HMO licence.
  • Dealing with boundary disputes, nuisance and trespass claims as well as planning permission disputes.
  • Dealing with adverse possession/trespass claims.

SIGNIFICANT CASES AND CLIENTS

  • I have represented clients in major contractual disputes involving product liability, misrepresentation & fraud which has invoked the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms.
  • I have acted in a high value and a highly contested probate matter which was successful at the first hurdle of the Court of Appeal proceedings.
  • I have successfully obtained a bankruptcy order against a defendant in the High Court, in excess £1 million pounds.
  • I have acted on behalf of and against a number of celebrities (including actresses and football players).

AWARDS/ACCOLADES

  • I was nominated and shortlisted for a National Diversity Award in May 2018 for being a positive role model in society.
  • I have gained a House of Lords certificate to mentor SMEs.
  • I am the winner of an SME Legal Award in 2019 as the best Litigator in South East of England

MEMBERSHIP/APPOINTMENTS

  • The Law Society
  • Property Litigation Association
  • Women In Business Networking Group
  • Society of Asian Lawyers

Contact Details


+44 207 029 4224
priya.sejpal@blmlaw.com
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Testimonials


"Thank you Priya once again for the excellent services and positive outcome in our recent case."

Lema and Gulsah

I would like to express my sincere appreciation of the way you have taken on my matter on my instructions. Due to nothing less than your thoroughness on presenting the matter to counsel, your hard work and strategic effort was the main key to the securing of the successful setting aside of the matter involving almost £150,000. Would I recommend you? I already have to several of my most valued friends and contacts. Due to the known processes of the law, many cases are looked upon as 'straightforward' simply because the vast majority of cases of that type are exactly as straightforward as they would appear to be. Such a case was the one Priya undertook for me although her senior immediately detected something deeper, a response Priya had the sense and humility to pick up on quickly and so saved me a great deal of anxiety, plus she saved wasting time and money. It also meant that with her clarity of vision, she was best placed to guide me well towards counsel, helping me with the best advice throughout. It was the nature of the case itself and those involved which led me to panic on occasions but Priya understood the context and, despite much provocation from the Other Side, brought me to the best conclusion possibly for me. Indeed, so impressed have I been by Priya that I am happy to recommend her totally.

Ella Bannister

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