All members of the team have significant experience working for nationally recognised clients. We are delighted with the depth and breadth of our client base and quality of our team reflects this. The delivery of a first rate outcome for our clients is of paramount importance.
The thriving and highly regarded Property Litigation Team conducts a wide range of disputes across many sectors and a diverse client base which includes global property occupiers, national institutions, high net worth individuals, landed estates, residential property managers and charities. We also act for several insolvency practitioners spanning in size from small to global firms and work alongside property consultancies on difficult and challenging matters. Often the work undertaken is complicated or of high value and every effort is made to provide a quality service.
The work undertaken encompasses a multitude of properties including development and investment sites, commercial estates, offices, warehousing, retail and residential.
Clients and properties are spread across the UK, including several in the City of London. We also regularly act for offshore clients.
The team also prides itself on its strong connections with specialist counsel and surveyors who when appointed are selected both for their ability to add value but to also work well with the client in a team.
The caseload spans the County Court, High Court and Rent Assessment Panel, as well as undertaking arbitration under the PACT scheme. We adopt a commercially aware, pragmatic and focused strategy on all matters, but one where the client’s objectives are paramount. We take a balanced approach in every case and are adept in delivering the appropriate solutions. We undertake alternative dispute resolution, including expert determination and mediation. Martyn Liberson is an ADR accredited mediator.
We are regarded as a trusted adviser by our clients, many of whom use a selection of firms but choose us for bespoke property litigation advice.
A significant proportion of our work is generated by recommendation from our clients, as well as by surveyors and barristers with whom we work. We are listed in Legal 500.
Services for landlords, tenants, property managers and freehold owners:
We act for landlords, tenants, property managers and freehold owners and our services include:
- Lease renewals
- Service charge disputes (including Rent Assessment Panel)
- Breach of contract claims
- Rights of way
- Rights of light
- Boundary disputes
- Disputes as to ownership and trusts of land
- Break notices
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Insolvency issues
- Forfeiture and section 146 Notices
- Rent recovery
- Breach of covenant, including unlawful user, failure to repair and breach of alienation
- Property related professional negligence claims
- Advice, assistance and guidance for property professionals