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My Expertise

I have dealt with all kinds of property related disputes. I act for clients in Court proceedings at all levels, but I am keen to explore alternative dispute resolutions to save time and expense.

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My work portfolio covers a broad range of real estate litigation advice for investors, occupiers and developers. 

I regularly act for well-known retailers and investors in disputes including the operation of break clauses, service charges, rent recovery, dilapidations claims and service charge disputes. I also frequently advise developers and investors on contentious issues which arise during the acquisition of properties, such as rights of light, easements and restrictive covenants.

I act for banks in disputes with customers about the enforceability and validity of securities.  I also have experience in professional negligence and defamation.

My clients include adidas (UK) Limited, Lancashire County Council, Banco Santander Totta SA, Whitbread and Premier Inn, Warrington Borough Council, Somerset County Council, Ecclesiastical Pension Fund, Speedy Hire, Gladedale and the Merepark Group.

My clients have commented: "Jeremy Steele's in-depth understanding of the bank's procedures enables him to provide excellent clear and insightful advice. He has assisted with a number of complex cases involving different jurisdictions. Jeremy always makes himself available to talk through issues and his advice is invaluable." Andrew Lane, General Manager, Banco Santander Totta S.A.

"Jeremy has delivered a broad range of considered commercial advice enabling us to overcome issues in complex city centre schemes.  His advice has been hugely valuable and has directly contributed to the delivery of a number of high profile sites." Owen Ellender, Acquisitions Manager - London, North East, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants

Legal 500 quotes include: “Adaptable, and provides strong advice across a range of issues” and "very commercial"