We act for a wide variety of clients in both the commercial and private sectors. Our extensive experience in this diverse area of law allows us to get to the bottom of a particular problem, not just by focusing on the key legal issues involved and the practical consequences of those issues, but also by understanding each individual client’s situation and what they hope to achieve.
Our team is led by Stephen Morris who is a partner and the head of the dispute resolution department and he is assisted by James Picknell and Nick Martyn. Stephen is recommended in the Legal 500 and James is recommended in Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Industry 2010.
We are focused and passionate about the work we do and are well-known for providing cost-effective, straight forward commercial advice which focuses on achieving our clients’ objectives and a resolution of their disputes as quickly and effectively as possible.
We also work closely with the lawyers in our Property department, assisting them in seeking to take the appropriate steps to help clients avoid disputes from arising.
Our areas of practice include:
- Non-payment of rent
- Service charge disputes
- Assigning or subletting without consent
- Landlord's unreasonable withholding of consent
- Forfeiture / possession sought by landlords
- Insolvency of landlord or tenant
- Breach of user covenants
- Guarantee obligations
- 1954 Act lease renewals
Freehold and leasehold land:
- Boundary disputes
- Neighbour disputes
- Right of way disputes
- Enforcement of restrictive covenants
- Disputes with commercial lenders
- Leasehold extensions and collective enfranchisement (purchase of the freehold)
Professional negligence claims:
What People Say
This group leaves clients with "an extremely favourable impression; it maintains fanastic service levels and deals with everything in a timely and efficient manner whilst staying on budget."
Chambers and Partners 2012