Sam is an Associate in the Property Litigation team.

Working with both commercial and residential clients, he advises on a wide range of property disputes including adverse possession, prescription, break notices, statutory notices under the 1954 Act, rights of way, unlawful subletting, adverse possession, trespass and boundary disputes. He also supports clients with restrictive covenant and general landlord/tenant contractual disputes. In addition, Sam specialises in leasehold enfranchisement and lease extension work.

Sam has acted in County and High Court proceedings of high financial and personal value for commercial entities and private individuals, and he has extensive experience of court procedures and interim applications, providing practical support to clients throughout what can be a stressful and complex process.

Clients Sam has acted for include commercial property owners, investors, developers, commercial and agricultural landowners and tenants as well as private individuals of varying net worth.

Recent examples of how Sam has supported clients include:

  • obtaining a restraining order against an individual in a residential boundary dispute;
  • acting for businesses facing liability under a pre-1995 Act lease for rent arrears accrued by the current occupier, including complex procedural issues and interlinked default/summary judgment applications;
  • representing the defendants in a claim brought by a major property investment portfolio in relation to the multi-million pound redevelopment of a central London site on which the defendants claimed adverse possession of a ransom strip frustrating the redevelopment;
  • acting for a major property fund in its £60m damages claim against a national bank for breach of contract relating to the sale of commercial property loans. The claim, which settled before trial, was reported in the Financial Times; and
  • advising the defendants on the settlement of claims for injunctive relief for trespass brought against the trustees of a Sikh temple.