Property Disputes

Our property dispute and litigation team, based in London and St Albans, is highly experienced, with backgrounds in international and London-based firms.

We strive to give you an urgent turnaround and early settlement wherever possible, as this often minimises or prevents litigation. If litigation is necessary, we have a top tier litigation department to help you. We have helped our clients bring claims against solicitors, accountants & valuers where problems have occurred in a property transaction.

We resolve disputes for landlords, tenants, developers, investors and high net worth individuals. Our clients include prominent retailers, leisure operators, major estate agents, fast food retailers, and financial service providers.

We have a strong retail property team headed by Michael Lewis. Michael spent most his career at Clyde & Co, one of the largest litigation practices in the country, and has acted for retailers such as Zara and Dixons.

If the matter proceeds, we have extensive experience in tactical litigation, and other forms of resolution such as mediation, to help achieve the right result for our clients. We have close ties with many London barristers and we are highly experienced in going to trial where necessary. Our litigation department are classed as a top tier team in the Legal 500 2020 legal directories.  

Residential property disputes

We are also experts in residential possession claims; party wall; trespass and boundary disputes; and property management, including service charge disputes and rent recovery. Recently

  • we obtained a rapid possession order for a luxury £5 million property in Kensington where the tenants were not providing vacant possession.
  • we also worked with a residential landowner in a complex boundary dispute over land to be used as part of a new residential development

Property development

We work with clients on vacant possession strategies, restrictive covenants and rights to light. Recent projects in this area have included

  • developing a vacant possession strategy for developers with numerous on-site tenants.
  • working with a developer on right to light issues affecting a new penthouse apartment in West London.