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Real estate litigation

If you find yourself in a dispute or think that your property rights are being abused, we'll be there with you.

Avoiding litigation is our first priority. Our team will do everything possible to keep you out of the courtroom.

However, if action is unavoidable, litigators in our Real Estate team will be on your side. They'll give you highly focused, commercial and practical advice, whatever your requirements.

Our aim is to achieve the best possible exit strategy for you. We'll work to maximise your commercial outcome in the least possible time, save you unnecessary costs and minimise disruption to your business.

Examples of work

Acting for a major house builder in resisting a claim for repudiatory breach of a sale contract of a development site. Advising on the tactical service of termination notices and securing advantageous terms in a revised form of contract

Advising owners of a Grade-I-listed building in the City adjacent to a major redevelopment, in connection to its proprietary rights to ensure that these are not compromised

Settling an exit strategy for a major insurance client including service of a break notice and then working with it to ensure that the onerous pre-conditions to the break set out in the lease were met

Successfully defending a claim for proprietary estoppel in relation to a high-value property in London for a foreign royal family. Complex advice was given including conflict of laws, probate issues and making novel applications under the CPR