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Real Estate Disputes

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Real estate disputes are often an unavoidable part of owning, developing or occupying commercial property. We help investors, developers, landlords, tenants, financiers and anyone else involved in commercial real estate with their real estate disputes

The global real estate market is constantly transforming and the sector has never been more complex. As a result, our clients are looking for lawyers that know their market and can adapt to changes.

To help our clients in managing their real estate disputes, our dedicated real estate litigators provide a first-class and innovative real estate dispute resolution service. These disputes are of critical importance to our clients and we draw together the skills and resources needed to offer timely and commercial advice from the point of instruction. We have the resources and experience to deal with all aspects of an actual or threatened dispute, whatever the scale of the issue.

We can help across a wide range of areas including development-related matters such as contested site assembly, rights of light and other easements and possession issues, insolvency, transactional disputes, professional negligence, restrictive covenants, business rates, disputes on Compulsory Purchase Orders and other compensation issues, Electronic Communications Code and leasehold enfranchisement, all which helps manage disputes.

We can also assist with all types of landlord and tenant disputes, including business lease renewals, rent review issues, lease termination, dilapidations claims and service charge disputes.

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Recent Experience


Advising in its recently concluded and entirely successful heavily contested multi-party Court claim for the recovery of lender debt from Vijay Mallya (Bankrupt) by enforcement against a fixed charge in UBS's favour held over residential property in London.  The amounts recovered exceeded £23 million and included all of UBS's legal costs


Advised on the completion of a conditional agreement for a 999 year lease of very valuable prime Central London premises on the corner of Marble Arch and Oxford Street, London W1, pursuing the matter to a remote summary judgment application hearing in the High Court, and winning specific performance of the lease completion, and outstanding sums due to our client under the agreement for lease

British Land

Advising on legal solutions to potential development constraints to the redevelopment and refurbishment of sites and buildings within the Broadgate campus around Liverpool Street Station, London

Argent Related

Advising on its major regeneration scheme at Tottenham Hale in London including on the redevelopment strategy, and, in particular, recovering possession of the various parts of the site


Advising in a service charge dispute with a group of tenants, including Marks and Spencer, at its flagship shopping centre in White City, London

The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery

Acting in its continuing high profile dispute concerning private nuisance and human rights brought by several residents of the Neo Bankside development.  The matter is currently remitted to the High Court.

Insights and updates

27th September 2023
The Renters (Reform) Bill is currently making its way through UK parliament. Matthew Bonye, our...
3rd July 2023
The impact of the Building Safety Act 2022 on service charges in occupied residential and...
19th January 2023
From a rise in lab conversions for life sciences and tenant activism to sanctions and...
18th January 2023
In our second article exploring the language of real estate disputes, Matthew Bonye, Frances Edwards...

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