Real estate & construction disputes

We advise our clients on a broad range of issues relating to ownership, occupation and development of land. These include disputes concerning ownership, rights and covenants over land, landlord and tenant disputes and planning and construction issues. We also deal with the enforcement of securities.

Where appropriate, we work alongside our non-contentious colleagues to provide a seamless service to our clients.

There are many ways to resolve a dispute. To ensure we recommend the route most suited to each particular circumstances, we ensure that we fully understand our client's objectives from the outset and devise a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our lawyers are experienced in court proceedings at all levels. Outside the courts we are regularly involved in tribunal and arbitration hearings, and also achieve settlements on behalf of our clients through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

We advise a broad spectrum of clients, both domestic and international, including private clients, charities, entrepreneurs, trustees, investors, retailers and lenders.

Recent work includes advising

  • on landlord and tenant issues in connection with prime central London property such as Bond Street and Sloane Street
  • private banks in relation to the enforcement of security over residential and commercial property
  • a high net worth individual in relation to a co-ownership dispute
  • an investor in relation to a dispute concerning the high-profile acquisition of a prime central London development site
  • on a successful pursuit of a private client's claim to purchase the freehold of The Grosvenor Estate at an advantageous purchase price through the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal
  • on a successfully outcome for the management company of a large residential development on the South East coast of England in connection with the variation of their leases
  • and successfully recovering substantial damages through arbitration for a building owner in a building construction dispute
  • a household name manufacturing company in their capacity as a tenant to recover damages for defective construction works

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