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Robert Mackay

Associate

Personal Profile

Robert is an Associate in the Property Litigation team in the Real Estate department.

He has experience advising a broad range of clients, including landed estates, high net worth individuals and property developers on both commercial and residential property disputes. He frequently advises on landlord and tenant issues (disrepair, possession claims), and real property disputes (boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, easements).

Robert also has experience advising on contentious agricultural property matters including proprietary estoppel. Whilst at a previous firm he advised on the case of Horsford v Horsford [2020] EWHC 584 (Ch), an 8-day high court case. The case considered the role of a partnership agreement and whether a detriment can be suffered where there have been considerable countervailing benefits.

Robert is a member of the Property Litigation Association and contributed to Public Rights of Way and Access to Land by Angela Sydenham.

Key Experience

  • Experience advising commercial and residential clients in relation to a wide range of property disputes including landlord and tenant issues (disrepair, possession claims), real property disputes (boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, easements).
  • Acted on the case of Horsford v Horsford an 8 day high court case concerning proprietary estoppel. The case was complex and wide ranging and considered the role of a partnership agreement and whether a detriment can be suffered where there have been considerable countervailing benefits.
  • Member of the Property Litigation Association

Career History

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Birketts LLP
University of East Anglia, Law with French Law and Language

Articles and Publications

Public Rights of Way and Access to Land Fifth Edition – Angela Sydenham Contributor

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