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Cross-Class Cram Downs with Vivienne King and Jonathan Warner-Reed

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

This episode of The Real World follows a recent webinar hosted with Legal Business on Cross-Class Cram Downs. The webinar, featuring expert panellists, explored the consequences of The Hon. Mr Justice Snowden's recent decision to sanction Virgin Active's restructuring proposals, which forced landlords to write off or defer debts.

Our podcast guests, Vivienne King (Real Estate Industry Leader & NED) and Jonathan Warner-Reed (Partner at DJB and Property Litigation Specialist) took part in this webinar and we recorded this discussion shortly afterwards to reflect on the key points raised.



DJB is a national law firm that specialises entirely in real estate. The firm has offices in London, Manchester, and Birmingham ensuring truly national coverage. The firm is renowned for its high quality legal work and service.

We only recruit experienced lawyers with excellent calibre. As a result, our legal team of around 50 lawyers have an average post-qualification experience that exceeds 20 years. Most have joined us from other City firms, in-house departments and/or senior roles. Our lawyers have advised some of the UK’s most significant land owners including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Rolls Royce, The Royal Parks, The Cabinet Office and The Crown Estate. This focus on quality only has led to a 50% male and female Partner rate.

All of our clients are provided with a dedicated client care professional at no extra charge, which ensures that they receive the highest standard of service at all times.

DJB is regularly selected to advise on high profile projects such as the hosting of the London 2012 Olympic Games by The Royal Parks and the first Sukuk Bond to be entered into by a Western Government on behalf of HM Treasury. Based in London at The Shard and also Manchester, Birmingham and Taunton, DJB has a national presence.

The firm enjoys top tier rankings in all of the main directories, as well as receiving many awards.


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