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property dispute resolution


A company’s property is one of its most important assets, yet premises are rarely the core focus of a business. Time spent dealing with lengthy disputes can detract from key commercial priorities.

Our UK team, led by three nationally recognised real estate litigation partners, advises on all property litigation-related issues including property portfolio management matters for both landlord and tenants such as lease renewals, tenant default and high value and complex dilapidations claims. We also have extensive experience in property development matters such as notices to complete, site clearance, easements, restrictive covenants and overage claims.

Our team understands property management issues and disputes from your perspective; we protect your position, whether you are a landlord, tenant, developer or someone with an interest over another’s land. Our partner-led approach ensures that we deliver a high quality bespoke service and solutions which are commercially-focused and tailored to clients’ needs and objectives - externally recognised by Chambers 2017.

what we do...

  • Sector experts -  our clients span numerous sectors and range from high street retailers to high end luxury; private investors, developers and pension funds to a variety of public sector clients including central government organisations, local authorities, and health organisations such as NHS Property Services.

  • One of the largest and best known property dispute teams in the Midlands  and rated highly in the legal directories both as a team and individually. 

  • Legal experts -  including high value or complex contested lease renewals, break options, dilapidations, privity claims, easements and right to light. 


  • Full service solution - we draw on the extensive experience of our specialists in property, construction, planning, tax and environment, amongst others. 

  • Product innovation - genuinely innovative services and pricing including fixed fees and menu pricing for lease renewals and dilapidations.  


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Legal updates

The Coronavirus Act - provisions to protect business tenants from forfeiture

Under the Coronavirus Act a right of forfeiture (in which a landlord ends the lease early and takes back the premises) cannot be exercised in respect of non-payment of any rent (or other sums payable by a tenant to a landlord under a lease) until 30 June 2020.

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Legal updates

Local planning authorities may now agree to extend the time period for determining prior approval applications

On 31 January 2020 the High Court handed down judgment in Gluck v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government [2020] EWHC 161 Admin

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Legal updates

Bella Italia Restaurants Ltd v Stane Park Ltd and others [2019] EWHC 2747 (Ch)

The obligation in an agreement for lease to complete the lease was not personal to the original landlord.

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Legal updates

University of London v Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 2075

An agreement permitting an operator access to carry out a survey can be imposed on an occupier under the Electronic Communications Code 2017.

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