We have a team of specialist property litigators who are able to offer expertise at all levels of seniority. We regularly appear before all the higher courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court) as well as in the County Court and before the various specialist tribunals including the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry.
Many of the team are also specialists in town and country planning, highways, commons and village greens and we are therefore able to offer cross-cutting expertise where required.
We also have a team of specialist property mediators and arbitrators who are often able to resolve supposedly intractable property disputes at an early stage thereby saving costs.
In the private sector, we act for major landowners, developers and landlords in relation to all aspects of commercial and residential property.
In the public sector, where we act for more than 300 local authorities and registered providers, we are adept at advising and representing them in relation to their extensive commercial and residential property portfolios.
We act for landowners and developers in dealing with existing or claimed public or private rights and interests in and over their land, including rights of way, restrictive covenants, rights to light, commons and village greens, and potential ransom strips.
We also undertake a great deal of pure advisory work, including the interpretations of leases, transfers, contracts and development agreements.