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Pinsent Masons

Real Estate Litigation

1 ranked lawyersBand 4North WestUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Real estate team with notable disputes capabilities. Offers particular knowledge of tenants' rights, housing and development as well as litigation in the retail and education sectors. Advises clients on a wide range of work including vacant possession issues and dilapidation claims. Adept at acting on behalf of property investor clients, telecoms firms and local authorities.

Strengths

One interviewee remarks: "Pinsent Masons is completely on top of complex legal issues and the responsiveness of their lawyers is great."

"The team provides very pragmatic and sound advice," another interviewee reveals.

Work highlights

Acted for United Utilities Water in defending against litigation brought by MSCCL concerning the statutory right to discharge water into private watercourses.

Notable practitioners

Head of practice Michael Smith frequently advises on lease and development disputes.
"He is a very commercially minded litigator who is brilliant at handling the logistics of huge disputes."

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North West

Real Estate Litigation


Michael Smith
Band 3