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Real Estate Disputes

We deal with all types of property dispute.

This includes: 

  • land acquisition, development and use, commercial landlord & tenant, housing and residential, property finance/insolvency and negligence
  • money claims, enforcement and injunctions, declaratory relief, emergency applications, and bespoke claims under statute

We deal with investors, developers, landlords, tenants, corporate occupiers, retailers, registered providers, banks and high net worth individuals.

We litigate in all forums: Privy Council and Appeal Courts, High Court & County Court, property and other tribunals, arbitration and expert determination and ADR/mediation. 

We have particular expertise and experience in:

  • rights of light, easement and restrictive covenant matters
  • site clearance – including squatters and large scale protester action
  • leasehold consents
  • break clauses
  • rent review and other property valuation disputes (including overage)
  • dilapidations
  • property insolvency
  • housing management
  • enfranchisement
  • ADR (including arbitration, expert determinations and mediations)

We also advise clients on how to avoid disputes and minimise property-related risk.  

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Dispute Resolution Update - October 2020

16 October 2020

Welcome to our October 2020 Dispute Resolution Update which collates some of our recent insights. We will be hosting our next dispute resolution webinar on the 5th November 'Trading through the pandemic: insolvency issues, risk and contractual performance.' You can find registration instructions here. Thank you for reading the October Dispute Resolution Update.

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Reactivation Notice: Pursuant to Practice Direction 55C

07 August 2020

Landlords wishing to proceed with possession action issued before 3 August 2020 and which has been stayed automatically by CPR55.29 must file and serve a written notice (a “reactivation notice”) confirming that they wish the case to be listed, relisted, heard or referred.

Dispute Resolution Update - July 2020

20 July 2020

Welcome to our July 2020 Dispute Resolution Update. We've included articles on a range of issues, including features on Covid-19, Professional Services and Sports Disputes. Since our last Update, Covid-19 and the enforced lockdown has turned life upside down for many businesses and individuals. As the world has adjusted, contentious issues have started to emerge. Not only can we help resolve such issues once they arise, we can also work with you to reduce the risk of litigation. If you have any feedback, comments or queries let us know by contacting Paula Barry.

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Government imposes moratorium on statutory demands and winding up petitions

22 June 2020

The government has announced that it will temporarily ban commercial property landlords from issuing statutory demands and winding-up petitions against tenant companies unable to pay amounts owed under their lease due to coronavirus.

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RE: Occupy - Real Estate FAQs for Tenants during Covid-19

22 June 2020

The impact of Covid-19 is constantly changing for the real estate sector: from construction sites and developments being shut down, to new approaches for planning inquiries and a mutable landscape for lease negotiations. Nothing is set in stone. Therefore, we have pulled together a selection of the questions we are being asked by clients and will be updating this regularly.

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COVID-19 advice for corporate occupiers

22 June 2020

Commercial tenants – whether occupying offices, retail premises, industrial units or other property - face potentially existential questions arising out of their landlord and tenant relations, how to manage cashflow and outgoings as revenues dry up, premises shut down and uncertainty reigns.

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Coronavirus Act 2020 and forfeiture of leases

22 June 2020

The government is racing to try to protect tenants’ interests, with the Coronavirus Act 2020 coming into force on 26 March.

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Important new case on disclosure, but has anyone noticed?

29 April 2020

Given the dominance of the coronavirus over all aspects of life, including the law, it would be easy to miss the appearance of a new case about one of the basics of litigation.

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