Property Litigation

The 2020 edition of Legal 500 describes the team as 'technically-minded, very responsive and strategic', whilst in 2019 the team were described as 'tenacious and determined'.

The researchers noted 'accredited mediator, a very competent litigator' and 'excellent strategist; Rudi Ramdarshan. David Burns and Jonathan Roberts jointly head the team which routinely acts for financial institutions, High net worth individuals and corporate investors in development-related disputes, including rights to l,night and right of way issues as well as vacant possession actions, alongside contentious matters pertaining to lease extensions, general enfranchisement and insolvency scenarios.

Comments include:

Very diligent and knowledgeable.'

Rudi Ramdarshan is very knowledgeable and immensely hard working and goes the extra mile for his clients.

Rudi Ramdarshan is a walking encyclopaedia of litigation knowledge.

The Property Litigation department is described by the Legal 500 2020 as 'technically-minded, very responsive and strategic', whilst in 2019 the team were described as ‘tenacious and determined in achieving the best possible outcome for clients’

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 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

For further information, please call our offices and ask to speak to a member of our team.

The Legal 500 2014 notes that:

The ‘fantastic' Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP acts for clients including overseas corporate investors and high-net-worth individuals. Sarah Hung is ‘clever and commercial'; Rudi Ramdarshan ‘has an instinctive feel for property law'; and Jonathan Roberts has ‘a keen eye for the commerciality of a settlement'. Solicitor Paul Cain is a ‘rising star, and punches above his weight', and Sona Ondhia is ‘extremely thorough and dependable'.

The Legal 500 2015 notes that:

The ‘very able’ and ‘effective’ Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is an impressive niche practice. Jonathan Roberts and Sarah Hung are ‘painstaking and accurate’, as well as ‘pleasant to deal with’. Rudi Ramdarshan and solicitor Paul Cain are also recommended. Solicitor Sona Ondhia is singled out for praise as 'diligent, thorough and totally dependable; her disarming charm is a considerable tactical asset.'

The Legal 500 2016 notes that:

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP has ‘excellent teams’ that are ‘dynamic and result-driven’. Rudi Ramdarshan is ‘a formidable litigator’ and Jonathan Roberts provides ‘strong backbone’ to the team.

City office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
326 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR

020 7613 1402

020 7613 2711  

West End office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
77A Baker Street
London W1U 6RF
DX: 42722 Oxford Circus North

020 7467 5757

020 7467 5758

Manchester office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
111 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2HY

DX: 6967003 Manchester 94 M

0161 694 4404

0161 638 0930

Exeter office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
3rd Floor
The Senate
Southernhay Gardens
Exeter EX1 1UG

01392 715311

020 7613 2711

Istanbul Office

Ronald Fletcher Baker
Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi

Hakki Yeten Caddesii
Selenium Plaza, No:10 C
K:16, Fulya Sokak
Sisli, Istanbul.

07736 364222

Emergency number

07517 129548

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Company number OC345891

City office ID 512598
West End office ID 523362.
Manchester office ID 630156

V.A.T. registration number: 2206798 63VAT

"Partner" denotes a senior member of the LLP or an employee with the equivalent standing.

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