I am a dispute resolution lawyer and have experience in advising a diverse mixture of clients from the private, third and public sectors with a particular focus on property and commercial issues. I act for a range of clients including developers, property investors, lenders, SME's, registered providers of social housing and public bodies. I advise clients on most issues in relation to land such as, residential and commercial landlord and tenant issues, business lease renewals, easement and boundary disputes, rights to light, break notices and dilapidations. I also have experience in dealing with many related issues which are commonly experienced by clients such as insolvency relating to property, breach of contract, trusts and conversions/trespass to goods.
While I am experienced in litigating in the County Court, High Court, First-Tier Property Tribunal (Property and Lands Registration Chambers), as well as engaging in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, my work also involves providing initial advice to help ensure clients avoid potential disputes arising wherever possible.
- Barnsley MBC v Hadfield  EWHC 866 (QB) – acting for the Council to obtain an interim and final High Court injunction to restrain breaches of a TPO that protected woodland. The decision created new legal precedent on the interpretation and procedure for enforcement of TPO infringements.