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UK Bar Guide 2023

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Real Estate Litigation
14 Years Ranked

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Provided by Adam Smith

UK Bar

Practice Areas

All aspects of property litigation; commercial disputes; modern chancery. Recent work includes: major landfill lease arbitration; Folgender v Letraz (specific performance, unjust enrichment, breach of trust); Monarca v. Burkey (development dispute); substantial internal LLP dispute; Ashbourne Beech v Asda (substantial development agreement dispute); Mayfair car park lease renewal arbitration; Lisle-Mainwaring v Charles Russell (rights over solicitor’s file); St Pauls Mews v. Stitt (conveyancing negligence); NatWest v Papa-Adams (mortgages, unjust enrichment, land registration); Tuscola v. Y2K (mortgages); Overton v Sammons (art theft); Law Society v. Cassam (Compensation Fund recoupment); R Square v. Shiv Saaj (apportionment, business tenancy renewal); Remkis v. Warnes (priorities, breach of trust); Jordan v. Star Energy (sale of energy business); Sycamore Bidco v. Breslin (warranties); HMRC v. Begum (conspiracy, abuse of process); Halliwells’ guarantees arbitration; Cadogan v. 26 Cadogan Square (enfranchisement); IIG v. Van de Merwe (guarantees); advising FSA (mortgages); Russian aluminium concerns major LCIA arbitration. Property expertise includes: development, conveyancing disputes; easements; restrictive covenants; mortgages; adverse possession; registration; nuisance and trespass; enfranchisement; service charges; rent review; forfeiture and break notices; business tenancies; dilapidations; landlord and tenant.

Career

Called 2001

Professional Memberships

ChBA, COMBAR, FSLA, PBA

Publications

Contributor to 31st Edition Snell's Equity, and LexisNexis’ Commonhold

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Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)
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Band 4

Adam Smith
Adam Smith specialises in real estate litigation, concentrating on leasehold enfranchisement, commercial lease renewals and service charge disputes. He also has experience of mortgage matters.

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