Hill Dickinson LLP

Real Estate Litigation Department

North West
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We specialise in the strategy and negotiation needed to obtain the optimum result for a client involved in a dispute at the earliest possible opportunity. We have extensive experience of all forms of alternative dispute resolution as well as formal court proceedings. We provide expert advice to developers, landowners and occupiers in relation to issues such as:

  • planning and compulsory purchase - including advice on objecting to a CPO and claiming compensation
  • rights to light
  • the co-ordination and mechanics of obtaining vacant possession
  • the implications of restrictive covenants and their removal

Our areas of expertise include:

  • mediation
  • arbitration
  • expert determination
  • lands tribunal
  • High Court and County Court

We can also offer practical and tailored advice in relation to all real property disputes including:

  • nuisance and trespass
  • squatters
  • professional negligence
  • boundary disputes
  • right of way and easement disputes
  • injunctions

The economic downturn severely affeced the property sector, with many tenants having difficulties in meeting the financial commitments in their tenancies. We offer expert advice in relation to:

  • tenant insolvency
  • recovery of rent arrears
  • service charge disputes
  • breach of lease covenants, including forfeiture

Our clients range from retailers and development companies to individual and commercial property investors.


Lee, Kevin