The real estate litigation team has an outstanding reputation for handling all kinds of property disputes and is consistently ranked highly in the leading UK directories for real estate dispute resolution work. 

We are focused on providing solutions-based, practical, commercial and tailored advice in clear and confident terms, and managing and resolving disputes in a way that is aligned with our clients' property interests and their overall commercial strategies.

We achieve this by working closely with our clients (and their other professional advisors), by understanding how they operate, by establishing their priorities, and through working seamlessly with our highly regarded commercial real estate department.  This ensures a joined-up and comprehensive real estate offering.

Our primary goal is to avoid disputes if at all possible – litigation is rarely a strategic objective for clients.  Consequently, much of our work is advising clients how they can minimise the risk of disputes or how they can avoid issues escalating to litigation. 

However disputes in the real estate sector are sometimes unavoidable. When they do arise, our approach is always commercial and pragmatic, providing cost-effective support to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. Our philosophy is to fight cases only when necessary and where aligned with our clients' strategic aims.  The cases that we have taken to trial and arbitration hearings have included complex and high profile property disputes.  This has given us the reputation as some of the most skilled litigators in our field.

Listen to Owen Talfan Davies discuss the eagerly awaited judgment in a combined appeal involving two much-discussed cases: Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mishcon de Reya and P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP

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