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Real Estate Litigation

Offering clients a full range of real estate litigation services

Our real estate litigation team advises across the full range of property and landlord / tenant disputes, whether acting for an institution, advising a FTSE 250 company or a high net worth individual. We have a particular focus on the retail, hospitality & leisure, healthcare and insurance sectors.

We offer a seamless client service by providing a comprehensive suite of dispute resolution advice globally. This includes asset management, contentious lease & rent renewals, dilapidation claims, service charge disputes, forfeiture of tenancies, possession claims, and boundary disputes amongst others. 

We support these clients by applying a deep-rooted understanding of the market and the legal issues our clients face. Our integrated cross border approach allows us to partner across significant local, national and international transactions. We have a level of insight and experience that many of our competitors are unable to provide to their own client base.


Our Real Estate Litigation Work

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Ground lease rent arbitration

    Acting for commercial developer and tenant to ground lease in arbitration to determine fair market rent for renewal terms.


    End of term lease litigation

    Acting for commercial landlord in dispute with former national bank tenant regarding damage and disrepair to the premises at the end of the lease.


    Fraudulent conveyance and injunctive relief

    Acting for co-venturer in dispute arising out of complex real estate transactions where injunctive relief and certificates of pending litigation were sought on the basis of fraudulent conveyance allegations.

  • Australian Real Estate experience

    Acting for a leading telecommunications company in relation to their disposal program, commercial leases, agreements for lease, all aspects of their mobile facilities and the tender and sales processes of a wide range of sites.


    Acting for a major national service provider in...

  • Post-acquisition dispute in Riyadh

    Advising a UAE-based investment fund on a post-acquisition dispute with a vendor and current anchor tenant relating to the maintenance of a large commercial office building in Riyadh

    United Arab Emirates

    Property management disputes for an Australian hotel operator

    Acting for a leading Australian-based hotel operator in respect of disputes arising out of a property management and leasing agreement for a residential apartment building in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates
  • Hungarian warehousing premises valuation dispute

    Acting for a logistics operator in Hungary under English Law regarding a dispute over the valuation of warehousing premises in Budapest


    Joint venture development dispute

    Acting for an engineering consultancy concerning a dispute arising from a development under the auspices of a joint venture agreement. Our advice spans detailed consideration of the manner in which the development had been carried out and the costs that had been occasioned as a result

    United Kingdom

    Consideration under a sale contract dispute

    Advising a Libyan government agency in High Court litigation regarding a former Libyan School in London and claim relating to consideration under a sale contract

    United Kingdom

    Advisng on tenants remaining in occupation following expiry of leases

    Successfully acted for part of the JMH Group on the status of several tenants that had remained in occupation following expiry of their leases, in relation to their proposed redevelopment of of a site in London, into new residential units

    United Kingdom

    Advsing a high value residential property developer on a dispute

    Advising a property developer and investor of high value London residental properties, on a dispute with its former business partner and co-investors

    United Kingdom

    Industrial premises dilapidations claim

    Advising a global electronics company in relation to a dilapidations claim referable to their former industrial premises in Reading

    United Kingdom

    Wrongful termination of Management Agreement

    Successfully acted for the corporate owner of the property in defence of a claim brought by a leading UK venue company for wrongful termination of a Management Agreement concerning a venue on the top floors of Milbank Tower in London

    United Kingdom

    Dilapidations and rights of re-entry

    Successfully acted for a landlord of accommodation for asylum seekers and advising on a terminal dilapidations claim and rights of re-entry to enter the property to carry out the Tenant's works

    United Kingdom