• I am a Property Litigation partner. I am regularly instructed in land and property-based disputes, and to deal with estate management issues. This includes: business tenancy renewals; landlord and tenant disputes relating to service charge, rent review, dilapidations and requests for consent; and land disputes in respect of restrictive covenants, easements, trespass and claims for possession.

    I have particular experience of working with LPA receivers and for banks/secured lenders, and I frequently assist my property colleagues in advising on large transactions which require specialist litigation input. These are areas of work which I particularly enjoy.

    In addition, I am an active member of the Property Litigation Association and I sit on its Northern Committee.


    • Concluding an instruction by a commercial lender involving a residential development site with an estimated gross development value of £52 Million.
    • Successfully defending a heavily contested business tenancy renewal over a period of four years, which involved an especially broad range of issues and a claim for injunctive relief.
    • Recovering £5.9 Million secured against property and assets belonging to a celebrity which are subject to a restraining order affecting seven properties, shareholdings in two companies, nine luxury cars, savings and investment accounts, and a large wine collection.

We have been particularly impressed with James Teagle, not only with his legal knowledge but his pro-active attitude to resolving issues that arise. James is very professional and friendly and always available to provide advice. He has a level manner that brings clarity and calmness where disputes arise.

Legal 500, 2022

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