“They are easy to get hold of, nice to work with and very efficient.”
“Conscientious and prompt individuals who have exceptional market knowledge and consistently practical solutions that make them a pleasure to deal with.”
We help organisations across all of the key sectors in which the firm excels, both with their own premises and with properties which they invest in, develop or let to others. This includes management of disputes across retail and residential portfolios, problems with developments, dilapidations claims, rent reviews or insolvency situations. We have particular expertise in the social housing, retail and leisure, development, charities, government and banking sectors.
We work closely with other specialists in real estate, planning, environment, construction and insolvency to provide comprehensive solutions. And whilst going to court is often the last resort, we have extensive experience at all levels of courts and tribunals, and in mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
Our work includes:
The Property Litigation team is regularly called upon to advise or act for a wide range of corporates, investors and asset management companies, retailers, residential landlords and individuals. Examples of clients we represent include:
|Canary Wharf Group||Rank Group Plc|
|Premier Marinas Limited||Natural Resources Wales|
|DAS Legal Expenses Insurer||Oxfam|
|Government departments and agencies||British Red Cross|
|Colt Group Limited||Oxford Colleges|
|Charles Tyrwhitt||Bridgend County Borough Council|
|Snell Limited||Merthyr County Borough Council|
|David Lloyd Leisure||HSBC|
|Southern Co-operatives Limited||Crabtree & Evelyn|
|De La Rue International Limited||Molton Brown|
Examples of our work include:
The Insolvency team in Thames Valley have had a recent success with the recovery of a six-figure sum in relation to a fraudulent transfer of funds. In this success Partner Katie James was assisted by Trainee Solicitor Tom English.
This case looks at the lawfulness and enforceability of the inclusion of "permit-free" obligations within Section 106 Agreements which seek to restrict future occupants from applying for a permit to park on the highway.
The changes coming into force in England as of 1 February 2016 which introduces a "Right to Rent" scheme will affect landlords and managing agents. Here is what the new changes will include.
A recent High Court decision has highlighted not only the power of punctuation, but the need for tenants to take proactive legal action when they wish to terminate their lease early.
A recent judgment shows how things can go badly wrong if you don't follow the lease to the letter when sending an offer-back notice and applying for consent.
As a consequence of the recent change in the planning law within London, there has been a reported increase in property owners using Airbnb or similar sites to make income from their properties.
While we await the new date for the Property Boundaries Bill to be considered in the House of Commons Our expert looks at the Bill and how it will revolutionise boundary disputes.
A recent case has updated the law on refusing consent (to assign, sublet, change use etc) on the basis that the tenant might acquire the freehold: it will be harder to do so in some modern leases.
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal is a stark example of the effect conduct has on the court's discretion to grant an injunction.
Members of our Restructuring and Insolvency, Charities and Education, Built Environment and Property Litigation recently acted on a sale to rescue a well-established independent school from the brink of closure.
We acted for the Fund in a further two care home projects and a development of 15 close care flats.
We have acted for Welsh Government since devolution in 1999.