Property disputes

Property disputes can be complex and one of the most difficult issues a business can face. It can impact not only on operations, but potentially profitability as well.

Our property litigation team is recognised as one of the leading teams in the South West. We provide cost-effective and pragmatic solutions to property problems.


Dedicated and hardworking practice which is pre-eminent in the South West.”

Legal 500 (2020)

“Commercial, sensible, dependable and focused on the issues at hand.”

Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession (2020)

Working with businesses across the UK

We advise on all aspects of property litigation ranging from commercial, residential and agricultural landlord and tenant disputes, to complex freehold property issues and property insolvency, not just here in the South West, but across the UK.

The team advises a range of different clients from PLCs, developers, public authorities, landlord corporate occupiers to private individuals. The property litigation lawyers in our team regularly undertake court and tribunal work. The team are also experienced negotiators, regularly conducting mediations and other dispute resolution alternatives.

Where litigation cannot be avoided, you can be assured that we will firmly protect your interests.


Property litigators with sector experience

Our  property disputes team has sector expertise including:

Recent Experience

  • Advised Spectrecom Films, as tenant, in a dispute with its landlord relating to flooding at a London film studio premises.
  • Advising a FTSE 250 client in a high value and complex contractual dispute against a utility company relating to losses suffered at a landfill site.
  • Representing client in Court of Appeal concerning a claim for a declaration for, and enforcement of, a fencing easement.
  • Acting for a client to negotiate an easement against a nationally recognised company resulting in a multi million pound settlement.
  • Advising a national waste management company in arbitration proceedings to resolve a loss of royalties claim arising from a lease of easement.
  • Advising housing associations and other clients in claims relating to the reasonableness of service charges before the First Tier Tribunal.
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The firm’s service has been outstanding in terms of attention to detail, strategy and execution.

Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2020)

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