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.
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
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