Linklaters’ Property and Finance Litigation Group advises on complex disputes in all areas of domestic and international property litigation.
The group comprises specialist real estate, insolvency, property finance, environment and construction litigators. Clients, including developers, lenders, and insolvency practitioners together with institutional landlords and occupational tenants, value the group’s experience across all real estate sectors.
Linklaters is the preferred choice for leading multinational companies looking for first-class property litigation expertise. Clients often approach the Property and Finance Litigation Group, in preference to their day-to-day legal advisers, to act on complex one-off disputes.
Linklaters’ lawyers act in arbitrations and court proceedings on legal and valuation issues. The group has a strong track record of litigation in a variety of joint venture disputes, involving limited liability partnerships, financing and securitisation arrangements and side-by-side leases. Developers, occupiers and adjoining landowners depend on Linklaters’ experience of disputes arising from developments, including rights to light and nuisance claims. The group is widely acknowledged to be the leading rent review practice.
Over the past year, the group has been extensively involved in high profile insolvency cases, dealing with disputes arising out of administration and liquidation, including untested areas relating to rent as an expense of the administration, and forfeiture, liens, together with professional negligence.
Recent property and finance litigation cases include advising:
- Land Securities to establish the tort of abuse of process in leading proceedings, referred to the Court of Appeal
- the administrators of Lehman Brothers Group in actions across Europe and the UK
- the administrators of Woolworth plc on landlord disputes over lease liabilities
- BP in the Buncefield litigation, on claims of negligence and nuisance
- landlords and tenants on substantial rent reviews in the City of London and the West End