Property Litigation

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In the complex world of real estate and property, disputes are often a fact of life.  

When they arise, our team can quickly recognise the commercial needs of the client and provide focused, creative advice.

The situation may be complicated, but our advice is clear, strategic, and presents a range of practical legal options to steer our clients through the maze.

Our standalone property litigation team acts for both private and public sector organisations and high-net-worth individuals. We can handle any real estate or property dispute for landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, investors and developers, as well as social housing providers.

Our property litigation experts also have a deep understanding of the regulatory framework surrounding real estate and can provide innovative advice on a wide range of issues.

Whether a matter is complex, high-value, or business critical, clients are safe in our hands. Thanks to our full-service real estate and property practice, we are able to partner with businesses to provide a complete commercial service, from planning and implementing property deals to all types of post-deal disputes and claims.

  • Advising a long-standing client in relation to a number of contentious boundary issues arising from the company’s intention to build a solar farm upon its land
  • Representing a company in a dispute with a local council over its obligations to repair and maintain the stability of land adjacent to the client’s property following a number of landslides
  • Acting for a developer landlord in a dispute with leaseholders of properties forming part of a major transformative city-centre redevelopment project
  • Advising a leading UK company in its complex dispute with a neighbouring landowner concerning prescriptive rights of way that the landowner is attempting to assert over the client’s property
  • Acting for Monet Limited in a claim for trespass and/or breach of an airspace agreement against an adjacent landowner, who erected scaffolding in order to replace the cladding on the John Lewis Building in Exeter. The work included erecting scaffolding and a hoist on Monet’s land, preventing Monet from commencing its own development of accommodation for 107 students with commercial space below
  • Acting for Valleys to Coast Housing Limited in defending disrepair and resolving claims brought by tenants
  • Acting for Coastal Housing in relation to any property-related disputes across its residential, leasehold, and commercial portfolio, including forfeiture for non-payment of rent, dilapidations claims, disrepair claims, disputes relating to service charges, boundary disputes and trespass claims
  • Advising Barcud Cyf in relation to housing management, including anti-social behaviour cases
  • Landlord and Tenant advice
  • Negotiating Lease renewals
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Resolving contract disputes
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Representing clients in court proceedings
  • Managing risks and liabilities
  • Contested break notice disputes

Accolades

  • The Property Litigation Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners

Testimonials

“The highly skilled and professional team provides concise and reliable advice.”

“The lawyers have an eye for detail and provide informed advice but with a strong element of common sense.”

“Good value for money, range of experience and client-focused service.”

“The team provides a cost-effective service.”

“The team have a good range of skills to be able to support a wide range of disciplines. Our business is expanding and entering new markets and Acuity have been able to support us throughout.”

“Jennifer Butcher is responsive, informed and commercial.”

“Neil Morgan is a brilliant property lawyer. He is very experienced, intelligent and dogged. He is also a pleasure to work with.”

Claire Lyon

Consultant Partner
 
Jennifer Butcher, Senior Associate at Acuity Law

Jennifer Butcher

Partner
 
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Duncan Freeman

Consultant Partner
 
Neil Morgan, Partner at Acuity Law

Neil Morgan

Consultant Partner
 
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Alun Edmunds

Solicitor
 
Katie Lane, Solicitor at Acuity Law

Katie Hardie

Solicitor
 

Courtney Wilbor

Trainee Solicitor
 

Taylor Morgan

Trainee Solicitor
 
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