Real estate disputes

Our real estate disputes and litigation department advises on the full range of real estate, construction and general commercial litigation services

Our focus is always to find pragmatic, speedy resolutions to any problems


A significant proportion of our work involves us working alongside our real estate colleagues to help avoid problems along the way and to ensure that deals complete on time and on budget.

Our focus is always to find pragmatic, speedy resolutions to any problems in a cost effective manner with the minimal impact on time and cost for our clients. We are therefore property law specialists with a detailed understanding of the real estate market, as well as litigators.

We specialise in work arising from landlord and tenant matters as well as issues arising from development and construction work, professional negligence and corporate disputes.

Our advice covers:

  • Site clearance issues and obtaining vacant possession
  • Construction contract disputes
  • Rights to light claims
  • Restrictive covenants/rights of way
  • Service charge disputes
  • Contested applications for consent
  • Rent Review
  • Arrears recovery
  • Lease break issues
  • Termination and renewal of business tenancies
  • Forfeiture
  • Dilapidations claims both during and following termination of a lease
  • Professional Negligence
  • Insolvency




We are signatories to the Greener Litigation Pledge. In signing the Greener Litigation Pledge, we commit to take active steps to reduce, with a view to minimising, the environmental impact of our practice in England and Wales, and to the reduction of our emissions in line with the objective of restricting global warming to 1.5°C.

Key Contacts

Dellah Gilbert

Partner, Real estate disputes 020 3465 4353 View profile

Rosalind Cullis

Partner, Real estate disputes 020 3465 4311 View profile

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