Real Estate Litigation

Property disputes, whether commercial or residential, can be costly and time consuming. With one of the largest teams throughout England and Scotland, we're committed to helping you find the right solution, with proactive and practical advice.

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We have one of the largest Real Estate Litigation teams throughout England and Scotland, ensuring that your work is dealt with at the right level for the right price. 

We provide advice on all property issues including commercial and residential lease disputes (dilapidations, service charge disputes, rent reviews, rent arrears, 1954 Act), restrictive covenants, rights of way, rights to light, boundary disputes, trespass, nuisance, possession claims, injunctions, insolvency related disputes and professional negligence. 

Our residential practice also covers forfeiture, shared ownership lease advice, enfranchisement, S20 consultation, right to manage and student lettings. We deal with cases in the Courts and Tribunals at all levels as well as using arbitration and mediation. 

Our clients include EE Ltd, Premier Inn Hotels Ltd, Whitbread, Greene King, adidas, WHSmith, O2, Cornwall Council, Speedy Hire Group, Greggs Plc, Grainger Plc, Arcadia Group, Warrington Borough Council, Scottish Power, UK Asset Resolution, Steinhoff UK Retail, Booker Group and Starbucks Coffee.

We pride ourselves on understanding your business needs so that we can provide innovative solutions in an energetic, decisive manner. Our property litigation specialists are recognised nationally and in the legal directories for their expertise, knowledge, commercial awareness and approachability.

Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include: 

"The team is active on all sides; its lawyers are extremely conscientious and down to detail."

"Thorough, approachable and articulate”

"Very commercial"

"Noted for expertise in commercial residential and landlord matters”

View our UK team of property litigation experts »


Some of our experts

Alan Walker

Partner - Head of Real Estate Litigation (North West)

I advise on all aspects of commercial property law, including contested and uncontested lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, service charge disputes, dilapidations and alienation problems, and the enforcement of covenants/wayleaves.

Euan McSherry

Partner - Head of Real Estate Litigation (Scotland)

I provide litigation advice to clients in the retail, food and banking sectors. I am the first Scottish lawyer to be listed on the Register of RICS Accredited Mediators.

Stephen Green

Partner - Head of Real Estate Litigation (North East, Yorkshire and Midlands)

I head the firm’s Real Estate Litigation team across the North East, Yorkshire and the Midlands.