ALEP Management & Team

ALEP is run by its two Directors, an Advisory Committee and an Executive Committee.

A team of communications, finance and administrative staff works alongside the Directors, Executive Committee and Advisory Committee to help manage ALEP’s daily operations.


Mark Chick

Director & Committee Member

Mark Chick is a solicitor specialising in leasehold enfranchisement and a senior partner at Bishop & Sewell LLP where he is the Joint Head of the firm’s Landlord and Tenant department.

Mark has experience of advising on a wide range of issues relating to Landlord and Tenant, including property litigation, and is on the FtT frequent user panel. As ALEP Director and Executive Committee member he provides strategic input, particularly in the area of governance.

In addition to writing and speaking on leasehold enfranchisement and Landlord and Tenant matters, he writes blogs considering leasehold reform issues: and 
Mark regularly appears in News on the Block’s annual “Hot 100” list, which includes a mix of professionals, politicians, property owners and investors.


John Midgley

Director & Committee Member

John is a partner in the Property Disputes team and heads up the specialist Leasehold Enfranchisement team at Seddons. He is a leading practitioner in the field of collective enfranchisement, lease extensions and Right to Manage claims, having been involved in numerous highly contentious cases. John was instrumental in pioneering the Leasehold Reform Amendment Act 2014 and continues to work with parliamentarians on issues within the leasehold sector.

John writes regularly for specialist publications on a variety of enfranchisement and Landlord and Tenant issues.

He has been identified as one of the top 100 influential people in the leasehold property sector, appearing for several years in the ‘News on The Block’ “Hot 100” list.


Senior Management

Clare Grove

Head of Communications & Strategic Implementation


Clare is a chartered marketer with more than 20 years’ experience and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. 

Clare has supported the development and implementation of marketing and communications initiatives for ALEP since her appointment as Marketing and Communications Manager in 2013.


Executive Committee

An Executive Committee deals with the day-to-day running of ALEP and is made up of Mark Chick and John Midgley. The Executive Committee meets monthly. One visiting member of the Advisory Committee, on a rotating basis, attends each meeting.

Advisory Committee

Damian Greenish

Honorary President

Damian Greenish has been a solicitor for over 40 years. Until his retirement as a partner in 2016, he was senior partner and then chairman of Pemberton Greenish LLP. He is now a senior consultant to the leading Mayfair firm Forsters LLP. 

Throughout his career, he has taken a close interest in the subject of leasehold reform, advising both landlords and tenants on all aspects of residential leasehold law, with a particular interest in enfranchisement. He has been involved in many of the landmark leasehold reform cases in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court and the valuation tribunals. He has been the joint editor of Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement since 1998.  He is a speaker at and acts as a regular chairman of the leading conferences and seminars in this specialised sector of the law. 

He is chairman of the Trustees of the Sloane Stanley Estate (a mixed-use Estate in west Chelsea, London); a Vice-President (and former Chairman of the Council) of the Chelsea Society; a member of The Law Society; a member of the British Property Federation’s Residential Property Management Committee, and a member of the Commonhold Council. 

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Colin Cohen

Managing Agent Committee Member

Having worked in residential block management for major managing agents, Colin Cohen set up his own business over 20 years ago. Possessing much expertise and knowledge in all areas of property management, Colin is a Fellow member of the IRPM, of which there are only a select few throughout the country. He regularly attends seminars and conferences to keep fully updated with changes to all aspects of the property industry.

Additionally he has been a committee member of ALEP since its inception representing managing agents on matters concerning leasehold enfranchisement. He is always on hand to give advice and assist where needed particularly in regard to property management issues.

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Mark Loveday

Barrister Committee Member

Mark is a member of Tanfield Chambers. His practice mainly covers contentious and non-contentious enfranchisement/leasehold management work. He was a part-time LVT chairman from 2000 and is now a judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Mark is a judicial member of the Tribunal Procedure Committee, which drafts the rules of procedure for the First-tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal. He is editor of ‘Service Charges & Management: Law and Practice (2021)’ and writes and lectures extensively on property procedure and legal issues. Mark is listed as a leading junior in both main professional directories and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mark won Barrister of the Year at the 2022 ERMAs.

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Anna Favre

Solicitor Committee Member

Anna, a Senior Partner at Cripps, specialises in all aspects of residential Landlord and Tenant work including complex leasehold enfranchisement claims, lease extensions, security of tenure and tribunal proceedings.  

Anna’s practice is varied and wide with a client base comprising large London Estates, high net worth individuals, companies, trusts, personal representatives and developers.  Among her many awards, Anna was named Real Estate Lawyer of the Year at the Women in Law Awards 2019, the year in which she joined the ALEP Advisory Committee.

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Eleanor Murray

Solicitor Committee Member

Eleanor, a partner at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, is an expert in all aspects of residential disputes, specialising in enfranchisement and Right to Manage instructions where her primary role is as the principal legal adviser to The Wellcome Trust Limited.

In 2016 she successfully led the Trust’s legal team in the landmark Upper Tribunal decision on relativity.

Eleanor also acts for other residential landlords in Prime Central London, as well as large institutional clients and investors such as RBS and Clydesdale.

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Henrietta Hammonds

Valuer Committee Member

Henrietta Hammonds is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, an RICS Registered Valuer, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a Partner at Beckett and Kay, a small firm specialising in landlord and tenant valuation, including in leasehold enfranchisement.

Henrietta has a wide experience in leasehold reform, acting for freeholders, intermediate landlords, and tenants. Her experience includes numerous appearances before the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and she is a regular speaker at ALEP and other sector events.

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Mark Wilson

Valuer Committee Member

Mark Wilson is a Chartered Surveyor, RICS Registered Valuer and a Director of myleasehold, having set up the business in 2004. Mark maintains an active and focused interest in the enfranchisement sector dealing with all property types, including the valuation of houses under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967. 

As a business owner and specialist valuer, Mark has a breadth of experience to bring to the Advisory Committee and the ALEP membership. He supports collaboration and transparency and is a firm supporter of the underlying principles of the legislation allowing tenants to extend their leases or buy their buildings as of right. And, on the future of the sector with the prospect reform, Mark describes himself as ‘thoughtfully neutral’.

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If you would like to join ALEP and are a barrister, managing agent, project manager, solicitor or valuer meeting our membership criteria, then we welcome your application.

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