Pinsent Masons

Real Estate Litigation Department

North East & Yorkshire
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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 One client describes the firm as "really excellent and tremendous value for money."

"A very strong property litigation team that produces high-quality work," according to interviewees.

Work highlights Advised RR Wing Portfolio on a right to light claim concerning a proposed 37-storey student accommodation development in Leeds, The case is significant as the defendant is challenging both the conventional way in which loss of light is calculated as well as whether or not rights to light should be protected by an injunction.

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 experienced andexceptionally good with clients." "Matthew is commercial, tactically very sound and has strong knowledge of landlord and tenant law."