“Blake Morgan is excellent for property litigation”
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||The National Trust|
|DAS Legal Expenses Insurer||Oxfam|
|Government departments and agencies||British Red Cross|
|Colt Group Limited||Oxford Colleges|
|Costa Limited||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||Natural Resources Wales|
|Molton Brown||Charles Tyrwhitt|
Examples of our work include:
“Blake Morgan are very good, I have no hesitation in recommending them”
“They have good communication skills, with practical application of the law, and they think ahead in terms of strategy.”
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