Miss Kavita Rana2021-09-21T09:49:44+01:00

Miss Kavita Rana LL.B. (Hons)

Dispute Resolution Department

Kavita joined Edwards Duthie Shamash in August 2009. Kavita trained with the firm and qualified as a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution department in December 2012. Kavita was appointed a Salaried Partner in April 2017.

Experience & Areas of Expertise

Kavita has experience in civil and commercial litigation including; contentious probate, professional negligence, shareholder/partnership disputes and breach of fiduciary duties, contractual disputes and insolvency and debt recovery.  Kavita also has experience in agricultural and property litigation including commercial and residential possession proceedings, forfeiture, landlord and tenant, freeholder and leaseholder, lease extensions and renewals, dilapidations, succession, agricultural holdings and boundary disputes.
Kavita graduated with an Honours Degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Essex and completed the Legal Practice Course with commendation at BPP Law School in London.

Clients/Cases of Interest

Kavita represented the Claimant in Dada v Adeyeye – a case in relation to a claim for unlawful eviction and failure to protect a tenancy deposit.  The case was published in the LAG Magazine, March 2012 edition.
Kavita assisted in successfully representing the Claimant in Greaves v Stolkin – a contentious probate case in which the High Court gave judgment in favour of the Claimant that the disputed codicil was valid, and should be admitted to probate.  Kavita has since been involved in numerous contentious probate matters which have successfully settled with favourable results for her clients. Kavita is currently representing the Claimant in a case to be heard in the High Court in May, concerning the validity of a will which is contested by the opponent.

Published Articles

704, 2022

Can commercial rent debts as a result of the pandemic now be recovered?

In April 2020, the Government announced measures to protect the UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure in respect of commercial property.  Two years later, the measures have been relaxed but strict ...

1608, 2021

Business Interruption Insurance Claims

As we approach “business as usual”, what losses can you claim? A year has passed and the United Kingdom slowly starts to move forward with the easing of lockdown.  This is great news for ...

3006, 2020

What is a Yuzu Order?

Yuzu Hair & Beauty Limited v Selvathiraviam [2019] EWHC 772 (Ch) Zacaroli J sitting in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice granted a dissolved company which had been struck off the ...

505, 2020

Coronavirus and Commercial Property

On 23 April 2020, the Government announced new measures to protect the UK high street from aggressive rent collection and closure. The Government has temporarily restricted the use of Statutory Demands and Winding-up Petitions ...

801, 2020

A practical guide to reducing bad debts

Kavita Rana, Solicitor & Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash Download as PDF A practical guide to reducing bad debts How effective is your credit control? To what extent do you rely ...

2310, 2019

Reducing the Fire Risk

Kavita Rana, Solicitor & Partner at Edwards Duthie Shamash who are acting for a number of residents affected by the fire of the 9th June 2019. Reducing the Fire Risk ...

2910, 2018

What is contentious probate?

Disputes concerning wills and inheritance can be tricky and sensitive. When a person dies, their estate is administered in accordance with their wishes in the will. If the deceased does not have a will and dies intestate, the Intestacy Rules govern the distribution of the estate.

108, 2018

Business leases explained

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 governs business tenancies and has been in force for over 60 years, but what does the Act mean in the world of commercial leases?

407, 2018

The effect of Japanese Knotweed in the property market

Japanese Knotweed is one of the most invasive plants in the UK. It spreads rapidly and can grow up to 10cm a day. It is extremely difficult to eradicate from land and can penetrate foundations, concrete hardstanding and walls, causing considerable damage. The Government has estimated that eradicating it from the UK would cost £2.6 billion.

1409, 2017

The cost of disrepair

Is a dilapidations covenant on the lease of a commercial property usual?

1407, 2017

Extending the lease on a property

A new lease Kavita Rana, a solicitor at Edwards Duthie Shamash on extending the lease on a property The demand for new homes in London and Essex is becoming more and more ...

903, 2017

Full Steam Ahead

Edwards Duthie Shamash solicitor Kavita Rana on her journey into law and why she loves working in a company with history Kavita Rana knew she wanted to be a solicitor at 14 ...

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