Chris is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.
Working for landlords, tenants and property professionals regarding disputes relating to residential or commercial real estate. Chris’ clients include industrial businesses, charities, warehouse owners, and food and retail franchise chains where he acts for the franchisors and franchisees.
Supporting landlords to maximise their return on investment by pursuing non-payment of rent, lease renewal disputes and forfeiture. He also advises on the best commercial approach to disputes over possession, assignment, trespass, nuisance, dilapidations, or boundary disagreements. He is experienced in securing injunctions, and also handles professional negligence claims related to real estate.
Recent examples of how Chris has supported clients include:
- securing a favourable result for a landlord, which was a national building society, following an unlawful assignment undertaken by a former tenant;
- obtaining possession for a national charity in respect of a residential property after the tenant breached the tenancy agreement, and dealing with sensitive issues related to the tenant’s mental capacity;
- successfully forfeiting a lease on behalf of a landlord, following the tenant’s numerous breaches under the terms of the lease; and
- settling a £350,000 commercial dispute at mediation on behalf of an industrial waste disposal company.