Meet the team

Business Management:

  • Reece Wheeldon

    Reece Wheeldon

    Call: 01992 668 160

    Mob: 07866 791 034

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    Reece Wheeldon

    Reece is one of the founder Directors of PDC Law and a Graduate Legal Executive and has over 10 years’ experience in the property sector.

    Reece specialises in all forms of commercial and residential property litigation and has particular expertise in acting for Landlords in connection with residential, breach of covenant, easement disputes, advising on leasehold enfranchisement and right to manage, and residential landlord and tenant matters generally. He leads the firm's Finance and Managements, and is responsible for the overall supervision of the contentious and non-contentious Teams.

    Reece has a well established reputation in acting for Landlords and their Agents, for a variety of clients.

    Reece has significant experience of conducting litigation in the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal with elements of cost-border litigation including enforcement outside of the UK.

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  • Jonathan Wragg

    Jonathan Wragg

    Call: 01992 668 168

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    Jonathan Wragg

    Jonathan is Director and Lawyer manager of PDC Law. He is also a qualified barrister who practices from Highgate Chambers Limited. Jonathan has worked with PDC for over 10 years and has undertaken property litigation matters since being called to the Bar in 1995. He represents PDC's Law's clients in a range of property disputes in the County Court, First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.

    His work includes the recovery of service charge arrears, forfeiture proceedings and orders for sale. He has significant appellate experience. Jonathan is acutely aware of the difficulties faced by property professionals seeking to recover charges. The Law can be complex and can require Landlords to demonstrate compliance with a number of contractual and statutory provisions. His job is to advise Landlords and agents in a thorough but pragmatic way with an eye to the commercial realities they face.

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Service Charge and Ground Rent Recoveries

  • Ashley Reid

    Ashley Reid

    Call: 01992 668 162

    Mob: 07972 659 572

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    Ashley Reid

    Ashley is the firm’s Enforcement Manager and alongside this role, he also manages a Team of 9 paralegals who issue claims in the County Court for service charge and ground rent arrears. Ashley’s experience in this area has been invaluable in training and developing staff and supporting Trainee Solicitors and Legal Executives in the firm.

    Ashley understands clients’ needs and takes a commercial and practical approach to cases. He constantly monitors his Team’s performance, and ensures they continue to maintain the highest standards of client care and client satisfaction.

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  • Kristina O’Connell

    Kristina O’Connell

    Call: 01992 668 166

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    Kristina O’Connell

    Kristina has a background in Enforcement, having previously worked for property debt collection company where she gained significant experience as to the methods of enforcement, and recovering several millions in service charge arrears.

    Since joining the firm as Assistant Enforcement Manager, her client-focused approach and knowledge in this area, has resulted in her Team being involved in successfully taking possession of over 100 properties for landlords by way of forfeiture.

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Technical and defended

  • Hansel Ariburun

    Hansel Ariburun

    Call: 01992 668 164

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    Hansel Ariburun

    Hansel is a second year Trainee Solicitor, having joined the firm in 2016 as a paralegal. Hansel has worked in the property industry for over 4 years and is due to qualify in March 2019.

    Hansel sits in the Defended Team, and advises and acts for Landlords and predominantly deals with the rent and service charge collections for residential long Leases, which has included her successfully recovering service charges and administration charges, as well as obtaining possession orders in the County Court and, where a Lease so provides, the full costs of that action.

    Hansel manages an extensive caseload, which includes claims both in the County Court and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Her ‘can-do’ attitude and work ethic underpins her success with the firm and makes her an invaluable asset.

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  • Nusrat Kamal

    Nusrat Kamal

    Call: 01992 668 168

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    Nusrat Kamal

    Nusrat is a Trainee Solicitor with the firm, and is due to qualify as a solicitor in September 2019. She is a part of the Defended Team and undertakes work for Landlord and their agents in the County Court and First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

    Before joining the firm in 2017, Nusrat worked for a commercial firm in the west-end, where she worked as a part of the firm’s real estate litigation team, advising on a range of Landlord and Tenant type disputes with particular emphasis on service charges, debt collection, enforcement, and lease extensions acting mainly for Landlords and gained wide experience in dealing with complex and high-net-worth cases.

    Upon qualification, Nusrat hopes to continue specialising in property litigation.

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  • Lindsey Reid

    Lindsey Reid

    Call: 01992 668 168

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    Lindsey Reid

    Lindsey is a paralegal working in the firm’s Defended Team, having joined in 2018. She is beginning to undertake more complex and varied work, acting for Landlords recovering service charges and administration charges arrears through the County and Court and Lands Tribunal.

    Lindsey is hoping to develop her skills set further and is hoping to undertake further studies.

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  • James Harris

    James Harris

    Call: 01992 668 168

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    James Harris

    James is a Paralegal in the Defended Team, whom he joined in July 2018 and works on claims issued in the County Court.

    James is a law graduate, and before joining the firm, previously worked in the not-for-profit sector, advising consumers as to their legal rights and entitlements in respect of debt claims and management. During this time, he gained real-life insight of the practical application of his legal degree.

    James brings with him valuable experience of dealing with consumers, providing concise and practical advice, assistance and guidance in respect of money claims.

    With the support of the firm, James is hoping to continue with his legal training, with a view to becoming a specialist property litigator in the fullness of time.

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  • Gurpal Singh

    Gurpal Singh

    Call: 01992 668 163

    Mob: 07890 707 090

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    Gurpal Singh

    Gurpal is a solicitor and the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP). He has over 12 years' experience of helping clients successfully resolve property problems, including those to do with Landlord and Tenant disputes, property ownership and property rights.  As well as providing advice, Gurpal deals with cases by way of mediation and litigation, through the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal, the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

    Gurpal focuses on acting for Landlords and their Agents, and his areas of practice include: service charge and administrative charge arrears, lease renewals, rent reviews, dilapidations, restrictive covenants, nuisance, and easements disputes.

    Gurpal is a member of the Property Litigation Association and Commercial Litigation Association and away from work, he enjoys playing and watching football and cricket, swimming and reading.

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  • Danielle Hedgcock

    Danielle Hedgcock

    Call: 01992 668 168

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    Danielle Hedgcock

    Danielle is one of the senior members of the Defended Team, which she joined in 2016.

    Danielle is working towards a diploma in Law & Practice and with the support of the firm, hopes to one day become a Chartered Legal Executive.

    Danielle’s practice areas cover issuing claims in the County Court and First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for the recovery of service charges and ground rent, as well as undertaking Enforcement work once Judgment has been obtained.

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Lease Extensions and non-contentious

  • Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster

    Call: 01992 668 161

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    Jodie Foster

    Jodie is a solicitor and Head of the Property and Leasehold Enfranchisement Team. She joined the firm 2017 as a real estate transactional specialist with considerable experience in a broad range of residential estate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters, other occupational property transactions, and right to manage. She also has significant and demonstrable experience in leasehold enfranchisement transactions and other residential matters having worked in this area for 10 years. Many of Jodie’s clients are large commercial agents, owner-manager, and other property portfolio managers.

    Jodie has excellent organisational skills and takes great pride delivering the highest standards of client care.

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