Carole Peet Partner

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1985 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary phone: +44 (0)20 7759 6765

Fax: +44 (0)20 7379 6854


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Primary office:  Birmingham

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Carole Peet

Carole Peet leads the real estate litigation team in the Birmingham office and has an enviable track record in acting for the successful party in many of the highest profile property disputes of the last 25 years.

In addition to using the court process to protect her clients' rights where necessary, Carole also has a wealth of experience in advising on arbitrations, expert determinations and in resolving disputes by mediation.

Carole works closely with colleagues in the real estate group, from the inception of matters to their completion to ensure the delivery of a seamless service on instructions as diverse as site assembly and vacant possession strategies and complex development agreements.

Carole enjoys a reputation for tenacity and for demystifying legal issues. She is well respected by her peers and features regularly in the principal UK legal directories.


Carole has acted on many of the leading property cases over the last 25 years. These include:

  • Co-Operative Wholesale Society Limited v National Westminster Bank plc – Advising the successful Defendant tenant on this landmark decision which was the lead case of four conjoined appeals on the subject of a "headline" rent on rent review.
  • Dong Bang Minerva v Davina Limited – Acting for the successful Defendant tenant in one of the first cases under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988 where the court gave clear guidance on the duties imposed on a landlord under that Act and what constituted a reasonable time for complying with those duties.
  • Harbour Estates Limited v HSBC Bank Plc – Acting for the Defendant tenant which successfully argued that the break notices served by it to determine 2 leases were valid
  • English Partnerships v Terrace Hill (Stockton) Limited – Representing the Claimant which established that the option period in a development agreement was at an end.
  • Persimmon Homes (South Coast) Limited v Hall Aggregates (South Coast) Limited – Advising the Defendant in a complex action seeking a series (28 in total) of declarations and damages

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers (UK) 2020 - Real estate litigation: West Midlands - Band 1
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      Chambers UK 2019 (Real Estate Litigation: Midlands) - Band 1
  • 2016

    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 2012

    • Career
      Lawrence Graham, partner
  • 2009

    • Career
      Lawrence Graham, consultant
  • 2005

    • Career
      Eversheds, partner
  • 1993

    • Career
      Denton Wilde Sapte/Denton Hall, partner
  • 1985

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales