Property litigation

The 'technically-minded, very responsive and strategic' Property Litigation Team are highly regarded in the industry.  The Team are exceptionally talented at all levels with its partners being leaders in matters relating to Commercial, Residential and Mixed-use Property, Corporate Occupiers, Adverse Possession, Enfranchisement and Easements including right to light litigation.

We have built a reputation for being able to solve even seemingly intractable problems by taking novel and tactically astute approaches to disputes. Often sought out by asset managers, investors, social enterprises and charities, developers and individuals (including ultra-high net worth individuals) seeking assistance across both the residential and commercial spaces, the Team are regularly instructed in a variety of matters relating to: property portfolio work, development and redevelopments, such as vacant possession strategies, boundary disputes and forfeiture/possession proceedings.

As highly skilled litigators,we are frequently instructed to litigate in the County Courts, High Courts, Tribunals, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court. The Team are also acutely aware that litigating in the Courts and Tribunals is often a client’s last resort and are well versed in all aspects of Alternative Dispute Resolution including resolving matters at a pre-action stage, engaging in mediation, expert determination, arbitration and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Our clients value our experience, industry insight and collaborative approach which enables us to immerse ourselves as an integral part of their team to achieve their objectives and deliver the results they need irrespective of the timetable required by our client and/or size and complexity of the dispute.

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‘The team’s biggest strength is the ability to tackle any situation, no matter how diverse or complex.‘

‘David Burns is professional, approachable and has a commercial understanding of the ground realities.'‘

‘Rudi Ramdarshan is a practical negotiator with in-depth knowledge and experience.'‘

‘Ronald Fletcher Baker is highly skilled in property litigation. The team are very collegial and tight knit, which enables them to be agile in fast-paced matters.'‘

‘Rudi Ramdarshan is an excellent strategic thinker, who is able to anticipate pitfalls well in advance of them materialising. He is also strong on the optics of his cases. He is results-driven and has high expectations of himself and others.'‘

‘David Burns has great technical knowledge but wears it very lightly so that the client feels they are just having a friendly chat but in fact are being expertly navigated through complex and dangerous waters.'‘

‘A dynamic, energetic, committed and able team – always prepared to go the extra mile for clients.'‘

‘We received extraordinary service, especially with respect to communication, which was immediate and on the point even out of office hours.'‘

The team has ‘notable expertise in the commercial development and redevelopment space, and …particular strength in the hotels sector'.‘

'Ronald Fletcher Baker provides extremely determined and driven property litigation services with a client-driven attitude. The litigation team is well-motivated and structured and superbly supervised.’‘

‘Rudi Ramdarshan revels in technical, high-pressure real estate litigation. His knowledge of both the law and the industry is formidable. He leads his team from the front with drive and verve.’‘

‘David Burns is a skilled litigator who combines strong commercial awareness with a natural insight into how to achieve his clients’ goals.’‘

  • Arbitration
  • Adverse possession
  • Contested and uncontested Lease Renewals
  • Dilapidations and/or Disrepair claims
  • Forfeiture
  • Joint ownership disputes
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Party wall disputes
  • Leasehold enfranchisement and lease extensions
  • Landlord and Tenant litigation (commercial and residential)
  • Mediation
  • Possession proceedings
  • Rights of Light and Rights of Way
  • Service Charge and Rent arrears disputes
  • Telecoms disputes
  • Vacant Possession Strategies
  • Contentious Probate Litigation
  • Construction
  • Lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954