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We understand organisations in both the public and private sectors need to manage their property interests carefully, whether they’re a landlord with significant property interests or a tenant occupier.

Property disputes can be a draining experience for all involved and require careful handling to avoid spiralling out of control. Ideally, disputes should be resolved before they start.

We’re here to help. When dealing with a dispute feels overwhelming, you can rest assured our team of specialists will provide you with tailored, timely advice and innovative solutions.

With wide-ranging expertise, tactics, strategies and access to all of the advantages of a full-service law firm, no matter what issue you face, we can mobilise the right expertise and approach to reach a resolution and avoid potential future disputes.

Whether you are an NHS Trust, academy school, local authority or charitable body, we can help you to deal with the important issues promptly and pro-actively, allowing you to concentrate on day-to-day matters in hand.

Our services
  • Asset management
  • Development and option agreement disputes
  • Dilapidations disputes (interim and terminal)
  • Enforcement of covenants (freehold and leasehold)
  • Judicial review
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Leasehold disposal issues
  • Possession claims (including adverse possession)
  • Professional negligence
  • Rent review
  • Residential landlord & tenant
  • Rights of light/rights of way disputes
  • Service charge disputes
  • Site assembly
  • Tenant insolvency
  • Tribunal and court representation
  • Valuation disputes (including First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) matters)


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Sharon Mathieson

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3534

+44 (0)773 846 1995

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Jeremy Hardy

Director | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3505

+44 (0)792 168 4998

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Simon Thirtle

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3102

+44 (0)7711 007 545

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What people say

  • Skilled in advising on disputed development agreements, insolvency, dilapidations claims, issues concerning covenants and rights of way, and contentious landlord and tenant matters. Represents a variety of clients including developers, investors and public sector entities.

    Chambers & Partners
  • One of the best property litigation teams in the North East’. 'Professional and friendly’, providing ‘accurate and realistic advice’ and ‘effectively fighting its clients’ interests’.

    Legal 500
  • A client praises the team's "ability to give concise advice and focus on the key commercial risks."

    Chambers & Partners
  • They try to find solutions rather than be dogmatic about a legal point.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Respected team with a diverse property disputes offering. Recognised for the strength of its landlord and tenant work, with experience extending to possession claims, trespass and rights of way issues, among other matters.

    Chambers & Partners
  • A 'solid, reliable and personable’ practice that ‘sits at the top of the tree’

    Legal 500
  • Handles development disputes and compulsory purchase claims as well as adverse possession cases. Strong landlord and tenant practice with expertise in dilapidations, covenants and forfeiture. Particularly highlighted for its expertise in the healthcare sector.

    Chambers & Partners

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