The Property Litigation department is described as having ‘excellent teams’ that are ‘dynamic and result-driven’ by the Legal 500 2016.
With offices in the City of London, West End and Manchester the Property Litigation department has five Legal 500 2015 Recommended Lawyers demonstrating the firm’s exceptional service. The team continues to receive recognition for its impressive service in previous years having been described by the Legal 500 as 'fantastic' ‘very able’ and ‘effective’ with an 'Impressive niche practice'.
The department is also listed in Chambers and Partners 2015 as a Recognised Practitioner / Other Notable Firm acknowledging the firm’s accomplishment in this area of law.
The firm attracts a diverse real estate client base from financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and charities, to substantial freehold corporate investors.
With respect to commercial redevelopment work, the team is regularly instructed by substantial freehold owners in heavily contested 1954 Act lease renewals against prime retail companies. Recent years have seen significant successes bringing to fruition substantial developments on behalf of freehold owners, through the use of strike out and summary judgment applications.
The property litigation team is regularly instructed in high value dilapidations disputes, right to light disputes, enfranchisement, construction disputes, forfeiture and complex litigation arising out of defective leases and abortive purchases.
The team has been instructed in the leading authorities for issues concerning adverse possession and the withdrawal of notice of discontinuance in the context of 1954 Act litigation. The team is also regularly instructed by a growing number of hoteliers and restaurateurs.
Recent years have seen the firm advising in international property litigation matters involving multiple contracts with cross border issues.
The firm also has a specific expertise in act for litigation matters involving charities. Please click here for more information
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