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Pinsent Masons

Real Estate Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Northern IrelandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Active practice covering commercial landlord and tenant issues, dilapidations cases and land rights, among other contentious property matters. Regularly retained by clients in the retail and energy sectors, with further experience representing educational and public sector bodies. Benefits from the firm's impressive geographical reach across the UK and internationally.

Work highlights

Secured a winning landmark judgment in the UK Supreme Court on behalf of Irish retail giant Dunnes Stores. The case involved the extent of the restraint of trade doctrine and whether a restrictive covenant agreed in a lease between the client and the developer of a shopping centre was an unreasonable restraint of trade and fell within the doctrine.

Notable practitioners

David Kirkpatrick handles a wide range of contentious matters, including breach of covenant claims and dilapidations cases. He is particularly adept at advising on retail sector disputes.

Deirdre Cormican is a respected real estate lawyer with significant proficiency in assisting with various contentious issues. She has a strong focus on retail sector disputes and frequently provides representation in dilapidations claims and landlord and tenant matters.

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Northern Ireland

Real Estate Litigation


David Kirkpatrick
Band 2
Deirdre Cormican
Band 2