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Real Estate Disputes

Whether you are a developer, investor, insolvency practitioner, financial institution, corporate occupier, retailer or hotel operator we can help you preserve value for your business, or add value to your portfolio.

Our market leading practice acts and advises on a wide range of disputes relating to investment in and the occupation of land.

For over ten years, we have been independently ranked as number one real estate disputes practice by both the leading legal directories, the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

In addition to serious, up to date litigation experience in the High Court and Court of Appeal, we are experts in the full range of dispute resolution methods helping to meet clients’ needs with alternative means of resolving disputes including mediation.
With five partners, and 10 fee earners, we offer a wide range of skills, market knowledge, and experience, including solicitor-advocates; two mediators; and an in-house forensic accountant; plus numerous contacts in the property market.

Latest examples of work

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      Game Court Appeal

      Successfully represented British Land, Hammerson, Intu and Land Securities in the landmark Court of Appeal decision that ordered Game, as tenant in administration, to pay as administration expenses all the rents due the landlord for each day of use and occupation.

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      Successfully defended Almacantar in nuisance/breach of quiet enjoyment proceedings issues by its top floor restaurant tenant at Centre Point.

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      LRC Group

      Represented LRC in relation to the formation of a joint venture which will trigger a major redevelopment at the iconic Royal Mint Court by Tower Bridge.

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      Successfully represented Aviva in a JV dispute with the asset manager, a dispute settled on confidential terms.

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      Shell Centre

      The mixed-use development of the Shell Centre site on London’s South Bank for Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar is one of the largest developments in London. It will comprise up to 798 homes, 76,000 m sq. of office floor space including a new headquarters building for Shell, up to 6,000 m sq. of retail floor space and up to 2,500 m sq. of community leisure space as well as associated basement, plant and infrastructure. We have advised the Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar joint venture on the planning, forward funding agreements and provided strategic construction procurement advice including developing template professional appointments and trade contracts for multiple phases of development.

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      Derwent London

      Represented Derwent London in resisting an injunction to restrain construction work in alleged breach of rights of light.

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      Tindall in litigation with Hilton Hotels

      Successfully represented portfolio owner Tindall in litigation with Hilton Hotels concerning the legality of lease assignments and the effect of the Landlord & Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 on intra-group assignments. Watch as Roger unpicks the main issues of the case and predicts what it means for the future in Nine weeks that saved a guarantee​.

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      Acting on an appeal to the Upper Tribunal concerning the rateable value of a fuel pipeline.

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