Ben is a property litigation lawyer with over 10 years’ experience, much of it spent with a leading US law firm, in helping clients to deal with disputes and contentious matters affecting their property interests. He has acted for a range of clients from global automotive manufacturers and major high street retailers to developers and government agencies. He advises on a broad range of property-related disputes with particular expertise in the fields of commercial landlord and tenant, development disputes (including overage, village greens, rights of way and other impediments to development) and compulsory purchase compensation.
In the landlord and tenant arena, Ben advises on the full range of disputes including dilapidations claims and other breach of covenant issues, contested and uncontested lease renewals, break notice disputes and rent reviews. He also deals regularly with recovering possession of land from unlawful occupiers.
In addition to court-based litigation, Ben is often involved in matters before the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and has represented clients in non-statutory public inquiries. He is experienced in using Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation, across a range of property disputes.