Director & Company Secretary
Anna Bailey, co-founded ALEP with her brother, Alex Greenslade, is a Director and Company Secretary of the Association. As well as co-ordinating the strategic work of the Executive Committee (made up of Anna Bailey, Mark Chick and John Midgley), she oversees the running of ALEP on a day-to-day basis, organising committee meetings, managing the membership application process, and devising and implementing the programme of events.
She is also CEO of Leasehold Solutions, Leasehold Valuers and Leasehold Law. As a professional Chartered Marketer, Anna also co-owns a strategic marketing communications company, Drive Marketing Limited.
Director & Committee Member
Mark Chick is a solicitor specialising in leasehold enfranchisement and a partner at Bishop & Sewell LLP where he is the 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: www.leaseholdreformnews.com and www.leaseholdinfo.com.
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 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 which includes a mix of professionals, politicians, property owners and investors.
John was instrumental in pioneering the Leasehold Reform Amendment Act 2014 and continues to work with parliamentarians on issues within the leasehold sector.
An Executive Committee deals with the day to day running of ALEP and is made up of Anna Bailey, Mark Chick and John Midgley. The Executive Committee meets monthly. One visiting member of the Advisory Committee, on a rotating basis, attends each meeting.
Damian Greenish is Chairman of Pemberton Greenish LLP and ALEP’s Honorary President. He has been a solicitor for over 40 years and is a leading authority on leasehold reform, advising both landlords and tenants on all aspects of leasehold 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, including: Hosebay; Shalson; Sportelli; Aggio; Magnohard, Dolphin Square and many others.
He has been the joint editor of Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement since 1998; the 6th Edition of the book has recently been published. He is well known both as a speaker and chairman at the leading conferences and seminars in this specialised sector of the law.
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 small elite number throughout the country. He regularly attends seminars and conferences to keep fully updated with any changes on 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.
Barrister Committee Member
Mark is 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 (2018)’ and writes a weekly column in ‘The Times’ property section. Mark is listed as a leading junior in both main professional directories and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Solicitor Committee Member
Eleanor 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. She was voted Young Professional of the Year at the 2014 Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards and was shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year in 2016.
Valuer Committee Member
David Robson is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer. He is the head of the Leasehold Reform Valuation department at Robsons Chartered Surveyors, which focuses on residential property valuations and surveys in London and the South East of England. David built up his experience in investment valuations whilst at Colliers International and qualified in 2008 before joining Robsons.
He has since carried out a wide range of leasehold reform valuations under the various Acts on behalf of freeholders and flat owners and takes pride in bringing about successful, cost-effective results for his clients.
Valuer Committee Member
Mike Tibbatts is Senior Partner of Scrivener Tibbatts – Chartered Surveyors. He is a leading/expert enfranchisement and residential valuation surveyor based in Wimbledon, London SW19. Mike is listed on the RICS Panel of Expert Valuation Witnesses and, in addition to being a Chartered Surveyor, he is a member of the Expert Witness Institute.
Mike has extensive experience in enfranchisement matters and in the detailed workings of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (for houses) and the Leasehold Reform Act 1993 (flats). He is renowned for offering sensible direct advice and he would always prefer to settle matters, if possible, through negotiation. However, if the need arises, Mike has extensive experience in giving expert evidence in First-Tier Tribunals, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and in the Family Courts.
The following people assist the ALEP Directors and committees with the running of the Association:
Marketing & Communications Manager
Clare joined the ALEP team in 2012 and is Anna’s business partner in marketing company, DRIVE.
Clare manages all aspects of ALEP’s PR and marketing strategy, website updates and social media activity. Clare liaises closely with national and trade press to ensure ALEP’s name is synonymous with quality and assurance in the industry.
Clare works closely with the rest of the ALEP team to produce quality events such as the twice-yearly annual conferences, golf society days and other social events, as well as the Seasonal Drinks Reception.
Finance & Administration Manager
Liza, a qualified Accountant, has been running the administration of ALEP for over five years. The main contact for all matters relating to membership and finance, Liza’s duties include welcoming and setting up new members, managing the renewal process throughout the year, and implementing any changes to a members’ details/status. Liza manages the Association’s budget, as well as individual event budgets, raises invoices and manages credit control; she provides financial accounts and bank reconciliations to ALEP’s Board of Directors throughout the year.
A familiar face to our members, Liza also provides invaluable support to ALEP’s event team, processing all bookings, producing badges and delegate lists and liaising with the venue’s catering teams for conferences.