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Property Litigation

Our Property Litigation team has the experience and expertise to provide the swift and practical advice needed for the resolution of a broad range of property related disputes.

The team acts for a wide range of clients including investors, developers or occupiers, working closely with our transactional lawyers to anticipate and resolve problems before they become litigious or to ensure that our clients are best placed to obtain a successful outcome, if they do.

A flexible and commercial approach is always taken to the resolution of disputes by way of Court or tribunal proceedings, arbitration, third party determination, mediation or negotiation, as may be appropriate to the individual case.

The team regularly acts in a wide variety of property disputes:-

  • Dilapidations and other breaches of covenant;
  • Forfeiture and possession claims;
  • Tenant default and insolvency;
  • 1954 Act business lease renewals;
  • Options to break;
  • Service charge disputes;
  • Leasehold enfranchisement;
  • Overage payments and deferred consideration;
  • Adverse possession and village greens;
  • Rights of light and party wall matters; and
  • Rights of way and restrictive covenants.

Wedlake Bell LLP’s team ‘has an in-depth knowledge of the area with different practitioners picking up different specialities’

— Legal 500, 2017

"Practice head John Muncey, who has ‘an amazing ability to be unflappable with a calming influence and engenders the best in his team’, is recognised for his landlord and tenant litigation expertise."

— Legal 500, 2017

The ‘excellent’ Adam Colenso regularly handles leasehold enfranchisement work.

— Legal 500, 2017

Recent matters include acting for Somerford Parish Council in a judicial review of Cheshire East’s decision to refuse the client’s town and village green application, and representing AHM Block 5 RTM Company in a service charge recovery claim.

— Legal 500, 2017

"The team is described as "excellent".

— Legal 500, 2016

"The ‘excellent’ John Muncey is recommended along with Adam Colenso, who is "extremely knowledgeable and diligent".

— Legal 500, 2016

"The team are extraordinarily helpful. Queries are promptly answered and their advice inspires confidence."

— Chambers UK, 2015