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Rebalancing the UK - Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine

Legal advice for the real estate sector - dispute resolution

Our real estate dispute resolution team is one of the largest and most experienced in the UK. We provide creative solutions to property companies, acting for institutional landlords, funds and real estate developers. More importantly, we will help you avoid problems in the first place.

Our legal knowledge lies in:

  • development agreement disputes
  • ending the lease: statutory notices, opposing lease renewals, break clauses, surrender and forfeiture
  • enforcement of easements
  • enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • enforcing leasehold covenants: arrears, rights to assign and/or sublet and/or make alterations, rights of entry to effect repairs, breach of user, dilapidations
  • eviction of protestors, squatters and trespassers
  • lease renewal
  • party walls
  • professional negligence: solicitors, valuers and surveyors
  • property-related equality/disability discrimination advice: access to services, reasonable adjustments and statutory questionnaire
  • rent reviews
  • rights to light
  • telecommunications
  • tenant insolvency and
  • electricity wayleaves.

We organise around our clients by being accessible in London but with broad coverage across the UK and internationally. We have unbeatable market knowledge gained by keeping close to our clients and the key commercial players, and using a networked approach that ensures this knowledge is managed and transferred.

Where possible we employ the strategic use of ADR and mediation. Established links with leading experts (Counsel, experts and surveyors) can offer preferential rates and allow us to test ideas.

For substantial disputes, our work is a managed approach through our unique and award-winning 'RAPID Resolution' methodology. RAPID enables us to give you an early guide to the merits and risks of any dispute. We think laterally and creatively, and advise on the best practical and commercial routes available to you.

You can control your costs both with RAPID and our ‘Driving Down Costs' workshops where we will help you identify where a legally reinvigorated proactive management approach can pay dividends.

We offer an innovative approach to pricing including an extensive range of fixed fees on many typical contentious asset management processes such as lease renewals and rent reviews.

We offer in-depth practical experience, creative solutions to challenges and a fee model that delivers transparency.