Approachable, practical and an excellent problem solver, Geena Parsons will act with diplomacy and sensitivity to bring your dispute to an acceptable conclusion.
Geena acts for individuals, businesses and other organisations. Her areas of expertise include:
- Property litigation
- Professional negligence
- Contentious probate matters
- Right of way and easement issues
- Making and defending adverse possession claims
- Boundary disputes
- Neighbour disputes, and
- Contract disputes.
Geena is particularly adept at dealing with professional negligence claims against solicitors, surveyors and other property professionals. Mistakes are a fact of life, so professionals are required to hold professional indemnity insurance. This type of insurance covers loss resulting from a professional’s negligent act, error or omission while they are working for a client.
Professional negligence claims where the surveyor has underestimated underlying problems are a growing area of work for Geena. She also assists people who have bought properties and embark on works that involve experts and tradespeople, where things have the potential to go wrong. You might be facing a situation where you have committed to a costly extension that is badly designed, not completed due to a contractual dispute or finished to a poor standard, for example.
Earlier in her career, Geena was an insurance industry solicitor and this experience from the opposing perspective has given her invaluable insights into the best ways to settle these types of disputes.
Geena will establish whether your claim is viable and will then explain how progress can be made. She will advise you on your options and prospects of success, as well as the likely timescales and costs. When you instruct Geena to take matters forward, she will seek to resolve your claim through negotiations and mediation where possible, and Court proceedings where necessary, to reach satisfactory settlement on your behalf.
Boundary disputes can arise in many ways. Shared driveways and common access paths are a frequent cause of problems. Rights of way may be recorded in writing or acquired through other means such as long usage. These types of disputes can be particularly distressing and it might feel like there is no way out. Geena advises clients on boundary dispute problems and will gladly help you find a solution.
Away from the office, Geena settled locally with her husband and children in 2016 and has fallen in love with Thanet’s beaches and sunsets. She enjoys going on long walks with her dogs and developing her creative side through interior design and photography.