Squire Patton Boggs

Real Estate Litigation Department

North East & Yorkshire
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What the team is known for Frequently handles possession claims and the full spectrum of contentious landlord and tenant matters. Well regarded for its handling of land compensation claims and easement disputes, as well as issues relating to compulsory purchase orders. Active for utilities clients on a swathe of contentious property matters. Deep understanding of, and a strong client base in, the aviation, energy and retail sectors.

Strengths One source says: "The people I have worked with have been absolutely excellent and I like the way they work together."

"The service we get is excellent and all the team are great," says a client.

Work highlights Advised waste management company Welcocks on its £8.5 million compensation claim for extinguishment of the business, following the CPO of its London premises by Network Rail for the Thameslink scheme.

Notable practitioners


David Holland
is head of the firm's national real estate litigation team. He is highly regarded for his work on compulsory purchase orders and land compensation claims arising in the context of large infrastructure schemes, while also handling commercial landlord and tenant disputes.
"A very knowledgeable and effective communicator who is assertive but also very user-friendly." "He is very clear, pragmatic and pleasant to deal with."