3PB Direct

Legal Expertise

I act for individuals, private companies and public bodies in relation to commercial property disputes, including multi-day High Court and County Court trials and experience of trials in the property tribunal.

The litigation work I handle relates to securities over real property, in particular, the law relating to mortgages and charges over registered land especially in connection with banking and finance work.

The specialist areas I cover include:

  • Mortgages and Charges over Land (including charging orders and tracing sale proceeds).
  • Possession claims.
  • Landlord and Tenant (including business tenancies).
  • Land Registration (including litigation relating to notices, restrictions and priorities).
  • Contracts for sale of land.
  • Adverse Possession.
  • Easements and Restrictive Covenants.
  • Trusts of Land (including claims for beneficial interests, actions by beneficiaries to remove/replace trustees).
  • Insolvency issues in the real property context.
  • Commercial developments and building disputes.
  • Agricultural holdings.
  • Leasehold enfranchisement.
  • Fraudulent property schemes and “sale-and-rent-back” litigation.
  • Advice in multi-million pound overage litigation for property developers.
  • Defending claims against pub landlords under leases with breweries.
  • Construction contracts (e.g. advice for developers of residential blocks in Birmingham City Centre regarding flood damage).


I advise and represent clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including:

  • All types of commercial/business contracts.
  • Contracts for the sale of goods between businesses or to consumers, ranging from software packages, materials, vehicles and theatre costumes to plant and heavy industrial machinery.
  • Contracts for services, including software-development, advertising, internet services and professional services.
  • Construction contracts.
  • Business-sale agreements.
  • General credit and security matters.
  • Bills of exchange and banking contracts.
  • Agency of all types, but particularly in relation to banking and financial services, the parties Debtor-creditor-supplier Consumer Credit Act agreements and professional agency.
  • Partnership litigation, including claims for an account and enquiry.
  • Freezing Injunctions in the Mercantile Court to secure compliance with contractual obligations.

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