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Pinsent Masons

Real Estate Litigation

1 ranked lawyersBand 1North East & YorkshireUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected team with expertise in areas such as rights of way, trespass and protest disputes. Particularly sought after for advice on right to light cases. Experienced in handling a variety of contentious matters arising from the management of property portfolios and complex judicial review proceedings. Represents a number of prominent clients, including large utilities and telecommunications operators. Also counts developers and house builders among its clients.

Strengths

"Pinsent Masons is an impressive operation," says a source.

Work highlights

Advised Rachel Securities on a rent review arbitration regarding Netil House, Hackney, which ultimately allowed the company to sell the property at a substantially increased price.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Baker is a leading figure in the market and heads the team in Leeds. He handles a wide range of contentious landlord and tenant matters, with standout knowledge of the law surrounding rights to light.
"He is very strong in rights to light work and a very high-quality operator." "A very capable individual and really good head of the team there." "He is a creative and enthusiastic lawyer who fights his client's corner very commercially."

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North East & Yorkshire

Real Estate Litigation


Matthew Baker
Band 1