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DMH Stallard LLP

Real Estate Litigation

4 ranked lawyersBand 2The SouthUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Experienced team with the capacity to handle all types of property disputes. Areas of focus include contentious lease renewals, dilapidation claims and collective enfranchisement proceedings. Further experience handling lease forfeiture proceedings and rent review matters. Major retail occupiers feature in the team's client list along with notable landlords and owners of sizeable portfolios.

Work highlights

Acted for the Respondent on a Lands Tribunal application made by a developer to modify a restrictive covenant which benefited the client's property.

Notable practitioners

Emily Wood advises on a broad range of contentious matters, with notable expertise in business rates disputes. She also supports clients with lease forfeitures and possession orders, with further experience of contested rent reviews and right of way claims.
"Emily Wood is thorough and responsive and able to communicate and work with counsel and advisers."

James Picknell is particularly active in commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes involving dilapidation matters and lease renewals. He also acts on planning and boundary disputes.
"James Picknell is very strong technically and able to do a good job for his clients."

Kristine Ng acts on contentious matters involving lease renewals and restrictive covenants. She also advises on recovery of possession proceedings as well as disputed option agreements and right to light claims.
"Kristine Ng is extremely professional, competent and has very good communication and client management skills."

Vanessa Joll acts on disputes involving both commercial and residential property, including collective enfranchisement claims, recovery of possession and complex option agreements. She has further strength in disputes involving service charges and right of way claims.
"Vanessa Joll gives clear commercial advice and is a very good people person with an excellent legal brain."

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Overview

DMH Stallard is one of the ‘go-to’ firms for property litigation in the South.  Our dedicated team is focused solely on property litigation and has reaped the benefits of specialising with an impressive client roster and close relationships with property professionals across the region.

We are usually pitched against City firms and other high-profile firms in the region and have an enviable reputation for having the commercial credentials to provide valuable strategic advice on complex investment or development sites.

Our expertise in complex business ratings cases is un-matched in the region, and we are confident in our ability to give equal weight to advising on both residential and commercial property matters.

Strategic long-term partnerships with high profile organisations, developers and portfolio landlords in the region is balanced by our expertise in property-related professional negligence claims involving other property professionals and complex development matters.

One of the largest real estate dispute resolution teams in the South, Tina George, Emily Wood and Vanessa Joll have earned their reputations as leaders in the field.  James Picknell joined the team in 2021.

Members

Wood, Emily (Head of Department)

Joll, Vanessa

Kirby, Lauren

Morley, Lawrence

Williams, Cheraine

Wood, Emily

Industries

Business rating

Leasehold Enfranchisement

Local Government

Professional negligence

Property Asset Management

Property Development

Property Investment

Social Housing

Real Estate Litigation

DMH Stallard LLP

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Location

Griffin House

135 High Street

Crawley

West Sussex

UK

RH10 1DQ

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The South

Real Estate Litigation


James Picknell
Band 2
Kristine Ng
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Vanessa Joll
Band 3