Case studies

Advising a landlord on an invalid break notice

Advising a residential landlord of a property in Belgravia on the incorrect exercise of a break clause by his tenant. The claim was in excess of £3million and after correspondence and a mediation, the case settled prior to the issue of proceedings


Advising on leading case regarding injunctions and damages

Advising one of the Defendants to an action for noise nuisance arising out of a nearby motocross track. The action was fought to the Supreme Court and is one of the leading cases on when a court will award an injunction or money when dealing with nuisance cases of this kind.


Advising a landlord on the correct interpretation of a lease covenant

Advising a landlord on the disputed interpretation of a covenant to sub-let part of a substantial multi-let property. The case was fought through the courts and our interpretation of the covenant was upheld by the Court of Appeal


Advising a commercial tenant on a contested business lease renewal claim

In the context of a claim for renewal of a business lease, defending a claim for possession on behalf of a commercial tenant. The reality of the situation was that the landlord was seeking to develop the site and wanted to avoid paying the compensation to which the commercial tenant was entitled. The case settled in the week before trial.


Obtaining an injunction to prevent noise nuisance by a restaurant

Advising a landlord of a mixed use development when a bar / restaurant on the ground floor caused substantial noise nuisance to the leaseholders on the upper floors. We obtained an emergency injunction to restrain the noise and this was upheld at the subsequent trial in the High Court


Successful recovery of commercial rent arrears incurred during the pandemic

On behalf of a commercial landlord, recovering a six figure sum for rent arrears from a well-known pub chain who had refused to pay any rent during the coronavirus pandemic



Advising a home owner on his NHBC claim

Advising a home owner on his claim against the National House Building Council (NHBC) for faulty works on his new build property. The NHBC had made an initial offer but this was increased by £100,000 after our involvement and our client was happy to accept this revised offer.


Successful pursuit of freeholder’s claims against a long leaseholder

Advising the freehold owner of a block of flats in respect of various unsustainable claims made by a leaseholder.  The matter proceeded through to a trial at which the freeholder was successful. We then obtained an order for costs and enforced that order by obtaining possession and selling the leaseholder’s flat.