Eversheds Sutherland

Real Estate Litigation Department

North East & Yorkshire
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What the team is known for Deep bench advising clients on high-profile real estate disputes involving everything from protester campaigns to possessions and rent reviews. Regularly advises on disputes arising from a range of development projects, including mixed-use and infrastructure schemes. Significant expertise in the transport, telecommunications and retail sectors. Possesses deep knowledge of property-related insolvency matters.

Strengths One client describes the team as "excellent and very focused on client service."

Another source highlights that the firm is "customer-focused and business-conscious."

Commentators recognise the firm as being "very strong" and "a smart outfit with some good lawyers."

Work highlights Advised Wm Morrison Supermarkets on the management of all contentious matters related to its property portfolio, including a contested lease renewal concerning its Brentford store.

Notable practitioners


Alison Oldfield
handles property disputes for an impressive roster of clients, including leading names in the retail, food manufacturing and transport industries. She regularly advises on contentious issues relating to complex lease structuring and the management of large portfolios.
"I am always confident that urgent matters get the attention they require from Alison."


Andrew Todd
has a strong reputation in the market for his real estate litigation practice. He regularly advises on contentious development issues and also has expertise in real estate insolvency matters concerning the retail sector.
"Andrew is a strategic thinker who is commercially astute and identifies key issues."


Damian Hyndman
is joint leader of the firm's real estate dispute resolution teams in the North. He advises both national and international clients on commercial property disputes, with particular expertise in matters concerning telecoms and transport.