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Real Estate

Property Litigation

Our specialist team of property litigation solicitors provide practical, commercial advice on all types of property litigation and disputes.

As well as pursuing and defending claims in complex disputes, our property litigation experts provide specialist advice on portfolio management issues and work closely with the Real Estate team to offer a comprehensive service.

Our team provide tactical advice on the best forum to resolve the dispute quickly and proportionally whether that be through litigation, arbitration, expert determination or alternative dispute resolution.

We can advise on disputes and litigation in relation to commercial properties as well as residential developments.

Our solicitors act for a broad range of clients, including

  • Retailers
  • Developers
  • Investors
  • Financial institutions
  • Educational establishments
  • Charities
  • Property managers
  • Leaseholders
  • Commercial tenants

Our property litigation lawyers offer a responsive and commercially aware service to resolve your dispute promptly and cost effectively.

We deal with high profile complex work and can offer specialist support to even the largest of projects. Our national team provides strength and depth wherever your dispute may occur.

Throughout the process we will keep a keen commercial outlook, recognising that disruption to your business needs to be minimised, your reputation needs to be protected, and you need to be clear about the risks involved.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts our all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.


Meet the whole team

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

HS2 Rail Link Review Called By Government

21 / 08 / 19 Read More

Brexit And US Trade Deals

14 / 08 / 19 Read More

Property Developer Purchases Office Building In York

13 / 08 / 19 Read More

M&A Activity Set To Remain High In Waste Management Sector

08 / 08 / 19 Read More

Alzheimer's Testing Specialist Secures Investment from NPIF Maven Equity Finance

02 / 08 / 19 Read More

Irwin Mitchell Shortlisted For Employment Law Firm Of The Year Award

26 / 07 / 19 Read More

Recent Deals

National Property Regeneration

We acted for a national property regeneration company in the successful exercise of a break clause that was subject to complex conditions in relation to a lease of commercial premises.

Property Development

Acted for a property developer in securing vacant possession of commercial premises from an unauthorised occupier following the administration of a national retailer.

Development Proceedings

Acted for two developers in obtaining a court order for possession to enable a multi-million pound development to proceed. This involved defeating a claim for adverse possession on a strip of land occupied by owners of a neighbouring estate.


Acted for the National Market Traders Federation Castle Indoor Branch providing advice on the transfer of the Sheffield Indoor Market to its new location.

Dilapidations Claim

£1.3m plus interest and costs terminal dilapidations claim involving complex diminution in value arguments. The matter settled before trial for £300k including interest and costs.

Injunction & Damages

Claim for an injunction and damages (c. £1m) arising out of a derogation from grant in a lease of premises in Stoke. The claim was settled by way of mediation.

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"He is extremely conscientious, has good technical knowledge and shows commercial awareness."

Chambers & Partners, 2019


"Provides clear advice so that matters are dealt with in a practical and commercial fashion."

Legal 500, 2019


“You have done sterling work on our behalf for which we thank you. I am already recommending you should anyone be in need of your services.”

MD of regional property agent

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

5th Most Active Mergers & Acquisitions Firm - Experian 2016 Lex 100 legal-500-2019 chambers-2019 The Times Best Law Firms 2019 Shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year - Yorkshire Insider Property Industry Awards 2016