I am a partner in the real estate department with over 30 years’ experience in property litigation matters.
I specialise in all aspects of property litigation, vendor/purchaser disputes, rights of light issues, easement disputes etc. but have a soft spot for commercial landlord and tenant disputes and in particular, those involving the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 - It's just one of those acts - it makes me smile.
I like leases – short, long, old or new. I do not discriminate. I have over 30 years’ experience of them and, of course, all other types of property disputes. I give strategic, often innovative, commercial advice.
I have been told I am the funniest lawyer people know – I’m never sure that’s a good thing – although whilst I put up an excellent fight when necessary, I’m keen to resolve the issues between parties to facilitate their often ongoing relationship - settlement with a smile.
I act for a wide range of clients - large corporations to entrepreneurs, both landlords and tenants, those in retail, hospitality, entertainment - those involved in office space and those dealing with industrial sheds. Notable clients are Odeon, Origin Housing, Penguin Random House, YO! Sushi and Beaverbrooks The Jewellers.
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A real estate litigation team housing specialists with the knowledge and ability to advise on all areas of real estate disputes while striving to minimise business disruption and find the best possible outcomes for clients.READ MORE
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- Protracted litigation against the tenant of the Brocket Hall Estate in Hertfordshire for multiple breaches of covenant, widely reported in the press.
- Acting for part of the Gucci family on the property aspects of the fall out, following a board room dispute in which a stone ash tray had been thrown at someone.
- Managing Origin Housing’s commercial property portfolio for nearly 30 years.
- Acting in proceedings for a declaration that a landlord had unreasonably withheld consent to an assignment, in relation to premises on Brompton Road – the landlord argued the assignee was not sufficiently classy nor upmarket for that location.