Zoe is a partner in the property litigation department specialising in all areas of real estate and landlord and tenant litigation. She acts for a range of real-estate clients, including investment landlords, retail tenants, several national property development companies and residential property developers.
Wright advises on lease renewal applications, claims for recovery of rent, service charge arrears, recovery of possession of commercial premises and damages for interim and terminal dilapidation claims. Her experience also includes advising on issues arising from the insolvency of business tenants including lease disclaimers, applications for vesting orders and original tenant liability.
Wright has gained a particular expertise for advising land owners, developers and occupiers in relation to the complex legislation surrounding Agricultural Holdings and Farm Business Tenancies and also regularly advises land owners in relation to the impact of the Telecommunications Act 1984.
She also has a particular expertise in advising in relation to riparian rights and the occupation of land sited adjacent to inland waterways, and regularly deals with applications for possession and injunctive relief in respect of craft unlawfully moored on inland waterways.
Wright also acts for developers resolving commercial land disputes including issuing applications for emergency injunctive relief; squatters proceedings and advising in relation to the impact of restrictive covenants on development schemes including issuing Land Tribunal applications for modification or discharge of restrictive covenants.
She also has considerable experience of the residential property sector regularly bringing residential possession claims on behalf of residential landlords and their agents as well as applications for relief for residential mortgage lenders.
Wright regularly appears as solicitor advocate for her clients in the County Court. She also provides seminar and training sessions both internally for colleagues within the real-estate department and externally for clients and surveyors.
She attended the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, from 1996–1999 graduating with a 2:1 degree in law. She then attended the College of Law at Chester to complete her Legal Practice Course, which she passed with Distinction before joining Shoosmiths as a trainee solicitor in September 2000.
Wright spent one year of her training in the real-estate department specialising in property litigation, qualified into the department in September 2002, was promoted to associate in May 2006 and became a partner within the firm in 2010.
She is a member of the Property Litigation Association and Agricultural Law Association.