Jack Bassett

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  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property Litigation
  • Director & Shareholder Disputes

A super young lawyer

Jack Bassett

Jack Bassett is a solicitor within the Commercial and Property Litigation team based at the firm’s West End office.

Jack qualified in 2018, following completion of his training with a national law firm.

Jack specialises in litigation and is effective in areas including Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation, and Director and Shareholder Disputes.

Commercial Litigation 

In his commercial litigation work, Jack advises clients on a wide variety of company and commercial disputes, including breach of commercial contracts, business and partnership disputes, company finance agreements, non-disclosure agreements, as well as breach of directors’ duties, unfair prejudice petitions, and derivative claims by shareholders.

Jack is commercially minded and enjoys the complex nature of commercial disputes. Jack is regularly instructed by company directors and shareholders as well as company clients. Jack is particularly effective at director and shareholder disputes and the various remedies available under the Companies Act 2006 and the Insolvency Act 1986.

Property Litigation 

Jack’s property litigation practice is built upon an excellent foundation, having previously practiced in conveyancing prior to qualification, including acting for some of the UK’s largest developers.

Jack regularly advises clients in relation to possession claims and the precise requirements of sections 8 and 21 of the Housing Act 1988, commercial and residential leasehold extensions, landlord and tenant disputes, including service charge disputes, disrepair claims, forfeiture, and land disputes, including boundary disputes, adverse possession, easements and breaches of covenant.

Other practice areas 

Jack’s practice also includes construction disputes as well as banking and finance litigation.



  1. Expertise
  2. Testimonials
  • Jack was instructed in relation to a highly complex claim brought by two shareholders and former directors of a company, which had gone into administration, following breaches of director’s duties and the misfeasance of another director. The claim was complicated by the principle of reflective loss, although Jack argued that the claimants were entitled to bring a petition for unfair prejudice under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006

  • Jack was instructed in relation to a claim for breach of contract, misrepresentation and breach of director’s duties arising out of a director’s loan agreement. Jack was able to negotiate a settlement shortly after issuing proceedings, for the full value of the claim, in excess of £250,000, having pleaded there was an oral variation of the agreement and misrepresentations by the defendant.

  • Jack acted for a commercial landlord in relation to repossession of a premises and forfeiture of a lease for commercial rent arrears. This included advice in relation to waiver of forfeiture and relief from forfeiture, in the context of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Act 2022.

  • Jack acted for a residential landlord in relation to accelerated possession proceedings following service of a section 21 notice. Subsequently the defendant sought to establish a 100% beneficial interest in the property arising from a constructive trust and sought a declaration pursuant to the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

  • Jack was instructed in relation to a claim against a well-known national homebuilder, arising from significant defects in the construction and design of the client’s property. Jack assisted in securing significant damages plus costs, including damages for blight and for loss of amenity.

Client testimonials:

“A super young lawyer”

“The commercial litigation team at RFB Legal are technically brilliant.”

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

“RFB Legal is highly skilled in property litigation. The team are very collegial and tight knit, which enables them to be agile in fast-paced matters.”