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Real Estate Litigation — The South


Charles Russell Speechlys - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Band 1

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Guildford

What the team is known for Outstanding team covering the full spectrum of contentious property work. Notable knowledge of insolvency law and skilled in property finance litigation. Continues to regularly advise clients affected by HS2 plans and works. Recent work includes dilapidation and break notice cases and leasehold enfranchisement matters.

Strengths One client says: "On behalf of both tenants and landlords, they have a very good set of experiences, which has value to me because they can put themselves in the shoes of the other party."

Work highlights Assisted Henley Investments with a vacant possession case relating to a residential site in Kensington consisting of 24 individual units. The case was complicated by an enfrinchisement claim from an intermediate tenant.

Continued to act for The Ernest Cook Trust in relation to the impact of HS2. The team recently acted in negotiations between HS2 and the National Trust to reach an agreement to mitigate against HS2’s impact on part of The Ernest Cook Trust’s estate, the historic Hartwell House.

Significant clients County Enforcement Group, CitySprint (UK), Charles Terence Estates, NEC (UK), National Crime Agency.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic" David Haines is recognised in particular for his commercial landlord and tenant work, leasehold enfranchisement cases and HS2 advice. Clients enjoy working with him because "he looks for sensible, practical solutions" and "communicates incredibly effectively."

"Great lawyer" Peter Levaggi is highly acclaimed by market commentators for his vast experience in property litigation, including property finance and insolvency disputes. Sources state that he is "very efficient" and "looks at things in innovative ways."

Natalie Deuchar is praised by clients for being "very thorough" and "extremely well organised." Other commentators call her "a star of the future" and note that "she has a feel for black letter law and very good time management skills."

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Cripps LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Tunbridge Wells

What the team is known for Strong team adept at handling landlord and tenant matters, enfranchisement work and development-related disputes. Extensive experience of property insolvency and property insurance issues. Clients include large developers, and central and local government entities. Regularly assists retailers, including overseas retailers setting up in the UK.

Strengths One client states: "They offer opinions rather than just present facts. I think they're all excellent at what they do."

Other sources say: "They are quick and proactive to respond to things. They get the time-pressure factor in deals and have a joined-up approach within the department."

Work highlights Advised Hermes on the biggest ever lease renewal at Centre:mk shopping centre in Milton Keynes. The complex negotiations with an anchor tenant ran to within one week of trial.

Acted for Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) on an easement claim in relation to a development plot where the insured's former solicitor faced a negligence claim.

Significant clients M&G Real Estate, Kennedy Wilson, AEW Europe, Wates Developments, Canada Life.

Notable practitioners

Mike Scott is "highly respected" by sources as "an excellent practitioner." His broad practice includes handling complex rights to light and boundary disputes. Clients appreciate that "he can be firm when he needs to be but keeps calm and is very pleasant to deal with."

Miles Paffard continues to advise clients on landlord and tenant disputes. He also handles a range of property insolvency cases. Clients state he "provides very quick advice which is always excellent."

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Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Office location: Southampton

What the team is known for Well-reputed group covering all aspects of property litigation and offering expert handling of substantial property portfolios, particularly for institutional landlords. Highly experienced in representing retail occupiers in landlord and tenant property disputes, and advising national landowners on the niche area of maritime estate management.

Strengths A source notes: "The service is really first class; the teams are all very well briefed so that any one person can assist me. The partners are very engaged in the day-to-day goings on."

Clients add: "They are excellent. We don't have to chase them - speed when replying to things and going to court doesn't leave anything to be desired."

Work highlights Defended Capital Industrial in injunction proceedings launched by a former tenant of the client who had been evicted and who was seeking to be reinstated. The client was represented before the court on approximately one hour's notice.

Advised The Crown Estate on an intervention in a Supreme Court case concerning the setting of boundaries between private and public fishing rights.

Significant clients Addington Capital, Babcock International, Associated British Ports, Specsavers, Post Office.

Notable practitioners

The "extremely reliable" Mark Barley is held in high esteem by clients, who praise the fact that he is "very proactive and innovative in terms of presenting options," and "his advice is always very clear." His vast experience spans an extensive range of property disputes from commercial lease renewals to squatter claims.

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Blake Morgan - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Office locations: Portsmouth, Southampton

What the team is known for Expertly handles property disputes for clients in a broad range of sectors, including retail, manufacturing and public service. Highly experienced in both portfolio management and property development-related disputes. Regularly acts on behalf of landlords and tenants in commercial landlord and tenant disputes.

Strengths One client mentions that the team's lawyers are "all efficient, respond quickly and give the right advice."

Clients add: "They are thorough and know what they're doing."

Work highlights Assisted David Lloyd Leisure with serving forfeiture notices against a defaulting tenant which forced a programme of repairs for which the client recovered all costs from the tenant.

Advised De La Rue on the defence of a dilapidations claim, successfully reducing the claim from £300,000 to £30,000.

Significant clients Canary Wharf Group, Costa Coffee, J E Beale, Metro Bank, Lidl.

Notable practitioners

Claire Hitchman is a key contact.

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Clyde & Co LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Guildford

What the team is known for Offers extensive expertise in all aspects of landlord and tenant law and property rights disputes. Frequently called on to handle lease renewals, forfeitures of tenancy and dilapidation claims. Acts for a wide client base, which features investors, major property developers and commercial and retail tenants.

Strengths A client finds the team to be "commercially aware of the key issues for us and always friendly and flexible should we require urgent attention on something."

Work highlights Acted for Native Land on obtaining vacant possession of the offices and commercial units necessary for its proposed Bankside Quarter development in London.

Advised a client on the removal of a mobile phone mast that was preventing the redevelopment of a £1 million site.

Significant clients Dixons Carphone, B&Q, Regal Homes, Wincanton, Inditex.

Notable practitioners

Armel Elaudais is a key contact.

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DMH Stallard LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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第二等

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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Brighton, Crawley, Guildford

What the team is known for Experienced team with the capacity to handle all types of property dispute. Areas of focus include contentious lease renewals, dilapidation claims and collective enfranchisement proceedings. Major retail occupiers feature in the team's client list along with notable landlords and owners of sizeable portfolios.

Strengths One client notes: "They are very responsive and quick."

Another commentator states: "They do a very good job in complex litigation matters."

Work highlights Assisted charity Change, Grow, Live with serving a break notice and settling a dilapidations claim issued in the County Court, achieving the reduction of the claim by a third and preventing ongoing rent liability.

Advised Dorrington Management on restricted access issues and claims of breach of lease relating to residential leaseholders in a mixed-use building.

Significant clients Crest Nicholson, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, UK Power Networks, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, Brighton Housing Trust.

Notable practitioners

Vanessa Joll is praised by sources for being "tactical and cerebral," and noted for providing advice that is "extremely commercial." She has extensive experience of a variety of contentious matters such as business lease renewals, dilapidation cases and enfranchisement.

Kristine Ng is praised by interviewees for her dedication, with one stating: "She is very dynamic and likes to get on with things - she grabs the case by the horns." Sources also note that "clients really love her manner."

Clients say that Tina George "really understands how things are and takes a keen interest in how she can help." She has substantial experience of collective enfranchisement and lease extension claims.

Martin Allen remains well recognised among interviewees for his expertise in contentious property matters. He is a consultant in the firm's Gatwick office and continues to assist the team with complex disputes.

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Mundays LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- Office location: Cobham

What the team is known for Respected team providing services across the full spectrum of property litigation. Advises large companies and high net worth individuals on issues including rights of way, rights of light, restrictive covenant and boundary disputes. Areas of growing expertise include residential leasehold extension and enfranchisement claims.

Strengths One client notes: "I know I am in good hands with knowledgeable people. I feel safe and secure."

Another source states: "They're proactive and keep in contact well."

Significant clients Ahli United Bank, BP, Clearview Homes, Menzies Accountants, Octagon Developments.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Morris is "calm and thorough," according to clients, who also praise the fact that his explanations are "very black and white." His varied workload includes commercial lease disputes and property right claims, including rights of way matters.

James Picknell is praised for being a "solid, sensible litigator" by commentators, and further sources note that "he is very detailed and has got a very pragmatic approach to disputes." He is equipped to advise on both commercial and residential property matters, including dilapidations, adverse possessions and lease renewals.

Nick Martyn handles a variety of contentious real estate matters, ranging from commercial lease renewals and rent reviews to freehold covenant disputes. Sources praise the fact that he "offers pragmatic advice" and is "technically exceptionally strong."

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Brachers LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Maidstone, Sandwich

What the team is known for Assists a variety of clients on the full range of property litigation, with additional expertise in environmental and waste-related matters. Regularly acts for NHS Trusts, public institutions and local councils as well as commercial clients. Recent activity in development-related disputes, including those involving overage provisions and land burdened by restrictive covenants.

Strengths One client explains that the team is "very much on your level and don't tie you up in knots."

Sources appreciate that the lawyers "know their stuff and get on with it."

Significant clients Hadlow College, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sevenoaks District Council, Alan Firmin, Benenden Hospital.

Notable practitioners

The "very knowledgeable" Allis Beasley maintains a sound reputation for contentious real estate work, which includes dilapidations cases, lease renewals and environment-related disputes. Clients find that "she is a very tough and astute negotiator," and other market sources say that "she is very conscious of her clients' needs and very concerned to protect them."

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Furley Page Solicitors - Real Estate Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Canterbury, Whitstable and Chatham

What the team is known for Established team advising on matters ranging from dilapidations and breaches of covenants to boundary, rights of way and rights of light disputes. Experienced in adverse possession claims and matters regarding coastal access. Acts for investors, developers, farmers and clients in the education sector, among others.

Strengths One client notes: "We felt we had a powerful, knowledgeable team working for us and indeed we got the results."

Work highlights Successfully represented Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company in a long-running local residents' campaign to register the foreshore and seabed at Whitstable as a village green.

Assisted a landlord with a commercial rent arrears case, which then turned into a breach of covenant and unlawful assignment matter when a tenant, My Local, went into administration, and another tenant took occupation without the landlord's consent.

Significant clients Metropole (Folkestone), London Borough of Wandsworth, Kreston Reeves, Day Lewis, SAS Executive Travel.

Notable practitioners

The "very impressive" Jeremy Ferris advises clients on a broad range of contentious landlord and tenant issues, as well as compulsory purchase matters. Sources say he "has the patience of a saint" and is "very reassuring."

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The Real Estate Litigation Team has accrued more than 60 years’ experience between the 3 partners and is headed by David Hall with expertise in all types of commercial property disputes, building dilapidation cases, adverse possession, rights of way and easement cases as well as handling disputes for farmers on agricultural matters.

Other partners are Jeremy Ferris, a former chartered surveyor of 10 years’ experience, handling compulsory purchase, trust/beneficiary issues and George Crofton Martin with expertise on village greens, coastal access and disputes involving buildings. Sarah Woolnough (FILEX) handles the team’s residential property litigation as well as trespass and boundary disputes.

Key sector clients are commercial property owners and developers, universities and schools, building contractors, farmers and landowners. On the residential side, clients are buy-to-let investors, some with large property portfolios, student letting companies and other private landlords with problem tenants.

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Lester Aldridge LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Office locations: Bournemouth, Southampton

What the team is known for Well equipped to assist clients with all aspects of landlord and tenant disputes and is experienced in service charge disputes, enfranchisement and forfeiture cases, among other matters. Acts for a varied client base, which includes major property developers and national corporates.

Notable practitioners

Kate Stewart is a key contact.

About the Team (content provided by Lester Aldridge LLP)

Lester Aldridge’s property litigation team is based in Bournemouth and has enjoyed a year of substantial growth with high value instructions from important national clients. Our property litigation team combined with our Real Estate team is now among the largest on the South Coast. This critical mass is enabling us to win instructions from top UK developers, owners and occupiers, international plcs and national governments. We operate across the UK, handling litigation for our clients wherever it arises.



Together with the firm’s strong real estate group we offer a comprehensive service to our real estate clients, for example:
1. The property litigation team deals with the litigation element of mortgage recoveries work for national lenders and insolvency practitioners while the non-contentious element of the work is dealt with by a specialist team (headed by Matthew Barrow) in our real estate group.
2. The team works with the firm’s specialist Ports and Marinas team to deal with the contentious property related elements of this work.
3. The team also works closely with the firm’s Healthcare team, dealing with contentious property matters relating to acquiring care home premises, protecting rights of way and other property disputes.

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Stevens & Bolton LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Guildford

What the team is known for Full-service team advising on landlord and tenant disputes, property-related insolvency matters, among other issues. Clients include occupiers in the restaurant and retail sectors, landlord investors looking to purchase new assets or develop existing property, and private estates requiring property management advice.

Strengths A client says: "They are good at explaining and summarising where we are on something, saying what they would recommend and making clear when a decision is needed of me."

Another source adds: "I've never been disappointed with the advice they have given, and they have all the resources to provide for a job well done."

Work highlights Acted for Papa John's (GB) on the rebuttal of a terminal dilapidations claim. The client was a guarantor for the lease of one of its former main distribution centres.

Advised a private family trust and its corporate trustees on a multimillion lease renewal and concurrent negotiations with a third party regarding development on the trust's agricultural and equestrian land.

Significant clients Asquith Nurseries, Tokio Marine Kiln, Day Group, Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care, Octopus Healthcare.

Notable practitioners

Helen Wheddon continues to garner praise from market commentators for her property litigation work, which includes landlord and tenant disputes, and restrictive covenant matters. Sources describe her as being "technically very competent," as well as "easy to communicate with and a good strategist."

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Thomson Snell & Passmore - Real Estate Litigation Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Dartford, Tunbridge Wells

What the team is known for Skilled at advising clients on the contentious aspects of property portfolio management. Regularly handles landlord and tenant disputes, easement cases, boundary disputes and adverse possession matters. Clients include property developers, high net worth individuals and charities.

Strengths Clients praise the team's attention to detail, stating: "They are extremely thorough with everything they do."

Work highlights Advised Goldex Investments on a dispute regarding its occupation of a coffee shop. The landlord issued court proceedings claiming possession of the property, but the team negotiated a new lease prior to the hearing.

Assisted Sticks N Sushi with the settlement of a breach of covenant dispute regarding the installation of air conditioning units at the client's Covent Garden restaurant.

Significant clients The Association of Conservative Clubs, British Transport Police, Brake Bros, Marley Pensions, Sion Holdings.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise Mark Steggles for his "sensible approach to things." His practice includes property insolvency proceedings and a wide variety of landlord and tenant disputes.

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We're adept at handling all types of disputes in the field of real estate and in both commercial and residential landlord and tenant work.

The property world is highly diverse with a variety of businesses and private individuals operating across it. Disputes can arise in all shapes and sizes but we pride ourselves on our versatility to act for every type of client, discussing their problems in clear language without unnecessary legal jargon in order to get the result they want. We don't impose standard solutions but our extensive knowledge of the property sphere means that we can give well-informed advice geared to the client's needs both present and future.

We represent clients in all forums including the High Court and County Court, Lands Tribunal, and the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).  All of our property specialists are members of the Property Litigation Association and we have strong working relationships with specialist surveyors and experts, as well as Chancery barristers. Above all, we recognise that the property world is a business in which personal relationships count and we fully address the human as well as the legal dimension of any problem.
 

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Dean Wilson LLP - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Brighton

What the team is known for Well equipped to handle a wide range of property-related matters such as landlord and tenant disputes. Regularly advises on breaches of covenant, forfeiture matters and dilapidation claims. Active on commercial lease renewals in the retail sector, service charge recovery disputes in the residential sphere and enfranchisement matters.

Strengths "They are really on the ball," says one source, continuing: "They are always responsive to emails, and really good at following up and pressing issues when they need to be pressed."

Work highlights Assisted Number Eight Hove with a collective enfranchisement case worth £165,000. The freehold was successfully acquired on favourable terms.

Advised Leasehold Solutions on a group lease extension involving nine statutory lease extension claims at Bishopric Court in Horsham.

Significant clients Shoreham Port Authority, Batcheller Monkhouse, Hamptons International, Austin Rees, Pepper Fox.

Notable practitioners

Claire Whiteman handles a varied workload relating to both commercial and residential real estate. She has noted expertise in enfranchisement and lease extension disputes. Clients state that she is "calm and easy to work with," and "gives very clear and practical advice."

Gabrielle Moffatt regularly advises on commercial landlord and tenant matters, and development disputes. Sources describe her as being "fantastic at setting out advice" and "very commercial in her view."

About the Team (content provided by Dean Wilson LLP)

Our Real Estate Litigation team deals with a wide range of property disputes for both residential and commercial properties, including: lease disagreements; dilapidations; landlord and tenant issues; development; property-related debt collection; agricultural land; neighbour disputes; lease renewals and rent reviews.

We provide an efficient, cost-effective solution, to achieve the right result for our clients without losing touch with their needs and goals. Where necessary, we are robust and ensure we are accessible for speedy, proactive advice. Our clients rely on our abilities, our approach and our know-how, as we act for an ever-increasing number of property professionals.

We works closely with our Real Estate team and assist their clients with various aspects of property transactions. We also provide in-house training to property and letting agents.

Fixed-price services for property-related debt collection, repossession and other repeat business are available.

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Warners Solicitors - Real Estate Litigation Department

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer
- Office locations: Tonbridge, Sevenoaks

What the team is known for Regularly advises developers and various companies on their property litigation needs. Residential offering includes advice on restrictive covenants and rights of way disputes. Also has extensive experience managing significant properties and advising clients with large property portfolios and landed estates. Offers niche expertise in countryside sports and sporting rights.

Strengths Clients find the team to be "prompt, knowledgeable and thorough."

Sources add: "If one person is not available, there is always someone there to pick up, which is very good."

Notable practitioners

Robert Twining maintains a wide-ranging practice covering landlord and tenant matters, and enfranchisement cases, among others. Sources comment on the fact that he "achieves results without being unnecessarily aggressive," and clients enjoy that he "tells us how it is."

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Type of work handled

  • All aspects of property litigation including High Court, County Court and Tribunal cases

Categories of clients

  • Large property owning clients in London and the South East
  • Clients from abroad with investment property portfolios in the UK

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a client in opposing the grant of a new commercial lease of a London property resulting in a five day contested trial in Central London County Court
  • Acting for a client in defended residential possession proceedings of a high-value property in west London on grounds of rent arrears
  • Successfully evicting squatters from commercial property in south London
  • Negotiating surrenders and obtaining vacant possession of commercial premises at a site that was subject to an option agreement with a developer
  • Acting for a client of commercial premises occupied by unlawful sub-tenants
  • Complicated litigation over the terms and validity of a charge including an application by the client for an order for sale of the charged property
  • Complicated dilapidations claim involving issues of supersession and the statutory cap
  • A claim to the First Tier Tribunal for the registration of a prescriptive right of way
  • Advice concerning rights over land and under land of natural and artificial water flow
  • Advising an estate and stately home in dispute over sporting rights over a farm

Court of appeal cases

  • Larkstore -v- Technotrade
  • Rodway -v- Landy
  • Montrose Court Holdings Ltd -v- Shamash

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Senior Statesperson

DMH Stallard LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Martin Allen remains well recognised among interviewees for his expertise in contentious property matters. He is a consultant in the firm's Gatwick office and continues to assist the team with complex disputes.

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Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

The "extremely reliable" Mark Barley is held in high esteem by clients, who praise the fact that he is "very proactive and innovative in terms of presenting options," and "his advice is always very clear." His vast experience spans an extensive range of property disputes from commercial lease renewals to squatter claims.

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Charles Russell Speechlys

From the Chambers UK guide

The "fantastic" David Haines is recognised in particular for his commercial landlord and tenant work, leasehold enfranchisement cases and HS2 advice. Clients enjoy working with him because "he looks for sensible, practical solutions" and "communicates incredibly effectively."

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Charles Russell Speechlys

From the Chambers UK guide

"Great lawyer" Peter Levaggi is highly acclaimed by market commentators for his vast experience in property litigation, including property finance and insolvency disputes. Sources state that he is "very efficient" and "looks at things in innovative ways."

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Cripps LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Mike Scott is "highly respected" by sources as "an excellent practitioner." His broad practice includes handling complex rights to light and boundary disputes. Clients appreciate that "he can be firm when he needs to be but keeps calm and is very pleasant to deal with."

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Mundays LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Stephen Morris is "calm and thorough," according to clients, who also praise the fact that his explanations are "very black and white." His varied workload includes commercial lease disputes and property right claims, including rights of way matters.

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Mundays LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

James Picknell is praised for being a "solid, sensible litigator" by commentators, and further sources note that "he is very detailed and has got a very pragmatic approach to disputes." He is equipped to advise on both commercial and residential property matters, including dilapidations, adverse possessions and lease renewals.

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Helen Wheddon continues to garner praise from market commentators for her property litigation work, which includes landlord and tenant disputes, and restrictive covenant matters. Sources describe her as being "technically very competent," as well as "easy to communicate with and a good strategist."

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Brachers LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

The "very knowledgeable" Allis Beasley maintains a sound reputation for contentious real estate work, which includes dilapidations cases, lease renewals and environment-related disputes. Clients find that "she is a very tough and astute negotiator," and other market sources say that "she is very conscious of her clients' needs and very concerned to protect them."

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Band 3

Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Helen Bell of Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP is described as "a superb property litigator" by impressed sources. She offers expertise to her clients in a variety of property litigation, including contentious lease renewals and dilapidations cases.

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Band 3

Furley Page Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

The "very impressive" Jeremy Ferris advises clients on a broad range of contentious landlord and tenant issues, as well as compulsory purchase matters. Sources say he "has the patience of a saint" and is "very reassuring."

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Band 3

DMH Stallard LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Clients say that Tina George "really understands how things are and takes a keen interest in how she can help." She has substantial experience of collective enfranchisement and lease extension claims.

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Band 3

Morrisons Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Matthew Hearsum of Morrisons Solicitors is noted for his expertise in party wall and basement extension disputes. Sources say: "He tenaciously represents his clients and their interests. He will look at the law with a view to providing pragmatic solutions."

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DMH Stallard LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Vanessa Joll is praised by sources for being "tactical and cerebral," and noted for providing advice that is "extremely commercial." She has extensive experience of a variety of contentious matters such as business lease renewals, dilapidation cases and enfranchisement.

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Band 3

Foot Anstey LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Kate New of Foot Anstey LLP "proactive" and "gives very good advice," according to clients. She advises clients on various commercial landlord and tenant disputes, including lease renewals and dilapidation claims.

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Band 3

Cripps LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Miles Paffard continues to advise clients on landlord and tenant disputes. He also handles a range of property insolvency cases. Clients state he "provides very quick advice which is always excellent."

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Band 3

Thomson Snell & Passmore

From the Chambers UK guide

Sources praise Mark Steggles for his "sensible approach to things." His practice includes property insolvency proceedings and a wide variety of landlord and tenant disputes.

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Band 3

Warners Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Robert Twining maintains a wide-ranging practice covering landlord and tenant matters, and enfranchisement cases, among others. Sources comment on the fact that he "achieves results without being unnecessarily aggressive," and clients enjoy that he "tells us how it is."

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Band 3

Dean Wilson LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Claire Whiteman handles a varied workload relating to both commercial and residential real estate. She has noted expertise in enfranchisement and lease extension disputes. Clients state that she is "calm and easy to work with," and "gives very clear and practical advice."

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Up and Coming

Christopher Longden

Whitehead Monckton

From the Chambers UK guide

The "knowledgeable and effective" Christopher Longden of Whitehead Monckton handles a variety of disputes including commercial landlord and tenant litigation. Sources say that he has an "exceptionally good eye for the legally important issues but with a commercial acumen."

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Up and Coming

Mundays LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Nick Martyn handles a variety of contentious real estate matters, ranging from commercial lease renewals and rent reviews to freehold covenant disputes. Sources praise the fact that he "offers pragmatic advice" and is "technically exceptionally strong."

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Up and Coming

Gabrielle Moffatt

Dean Wilson LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Gabrielle Moffatt regularly advises on commercial landlord and tenant matters, and development disputes. Sources describe her as being "fantastic at setting out advice" and "very commercial in her view."

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Associates to watch

Charles Russell Speechlys

From the Chambers UK guide

Natalie Deuchar is praised by clients for being "very thorough" and "extremely well organised." Other commentators call her "a star of the future" and note that "she has a feel for black letter law and very good time management skills."

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Associates to watch

Barlow Robbins LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Simon Fulford of Barlow Robbins LLP is both "unflappable and very strategic" according to sources. His practice covers both commercial and residential property disputes for clients that range from high-end developers to private schools to charities.

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DMH Stallard LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Kristine Ng is praised by interviewees for her dedication, with one stating: "She is very dynamic and likes to get on with things - she grabs the case by the horns." Sources also note that "clients really love her manner."

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