Property Litigation (Real Estate)

Property Litigation

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Disputes and disagreements are a fact of economic life. They are part of the business of owning or occupying property. We believe that resolving these disputes should be approached in an equally business-like way: analysing the risks, weighing up the rewards and getting results that make business sense.

As a Property Litigation Group, we have earned a reputation as one of London's largest and best specialist teams. Unlike other leading firms, we are equally at home advising high net worth individuals as we are leading UK property companies, developers, corporate occupiers, and investment funds. The property litigation lawyers in our team regularly participate in court and trial work, including in the Appeal Courts. The size and complexity of the matters not only requires commercial and strategic acumen but the ability to handle the often significant media interest.

Recognised as assertive, highly skilled litigators, our team are also renowned negotiators, regularly conducting mediations, arbitrations and other dispute resolution alternatives. However, where litigation is inevitable we pursue your case with vigour and commercialism in equal measure.

Understanding the distraction that litigation can be to a client’s core businesses, we are very comfortable working within timetables and budgets.

Our expertise covers the full range of real estate disputes including:

  • Breaches of contract
  • Commercial, residential and mixed-use schemes
  • Compensation claims
  • Construction disputes
  • Development disputes
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Insolvencies
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;
  • Landlord and tenant issues including rent arrears, forfeiture and lease renewals
  • Party wall disputes
  • Possession of land claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Repossessions
  • Rights of light claims
  • Service charge disputes
  • Telecommunications Code strategic advice and disputes

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