The law governing property is constantly changing

This can create the prospect of real estate disputes, now or in the future – which can prove costly in terms of lost opportunities, revenue and even reputation.

Whether you’re an investor or a developer, a housebuilder or a retailer, a charity or a farmer, the way you manage your land and property is fundamental to how you operate. They are, after all, expensive and valuable assets.

The goal of our real estate dispute lawyers is twofold. Firstly, we want to help you avoid disputes altogether, by advising you on decisions – big or small – which you make about your property. Secondly, where disputes do happen, we can help you resolve them through negotiation or the formal property litigation process.

Why choose Foot Anstey?

We know that the complicated nature of real estate disputes means it’s crucial that we act as an extension of your team – we don’t work in silos. We are always looking to get you from A to B in the most pragmatic way possible.

We focus on results and resolution. Sometimes that means litigation is necessary – in which case, our expert property litigation lawyers  are ably equipped to support. Our real estate dispute lawyers have acted at every level of the English legal system, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.

We’re equally well versed in helping our clients to navigate alternative, more conciliatory methods of resolving disputes, including arbitration, mediation and independent expert determination.

We pride ourselves on empowering our clients’ ambitions as trusted advisors, providing easy to understand legal advice on a whole range of disputes and disagreements over land and property. This includes disputes over issues like possession, development, leases, land value, telecommunications equipment, restrictive covenants, nuisance and right to light.

Our lawyers aren’t just here for when things go wrong. We’re here to help you to minimise risk and avoid disputes in the future by making the most out of opportunities to get or increase value of your property. That could involve preparing land for development, leasing property, subletting or advising on property issues as part of large commercial deals.

Our people

We have one of the largest teams of specialist real estate dispute lawyers in the UK with specialisms across the developer, energy, retail and private wealth sectors. This means we can cover every type of property-related dispute, whether it’s over commercial or private property, or various kinds of land, including agricultural, green belt and brownfield.

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What our clients say?

‘They are exceptionally knowledgeable and efficient, but what makes them unique is their unwavering approachability. No issue too big or small, no query is ever a ‘stupid question’ and they approach everything without ego.’

Legal 500 2022

“They understand our sector well and provide sound advice.”

Chambers UK 2022

‘A tight knit team with the skills required in order to advise clients accordingly.’

Legal 500 2022

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