Andrew is a senior counsel in the Real Estate Department and leads the Property Disputes team. He has been described in The Legal 500 as 'calm, knowledgeable and professional'.
He has enormous experience of property disputes ranging from arguments about interference with rights of light at central London developments to shooting and fishing rights on country estates. He acts for property funds, landlords, tenants, developers, professional sports clubs and many other clients. He has recently led the team in a development dispute acting for the stadium owners of Chelsea Football Club's stadium at Stamford Bridge.
Andrew's work includes giving advice on and acting in claims relating to development such as rights of light and rights of way, restrictive covenants that restrain building and LTA 1954 disputed lease renewals. He is also regularly involved in landlord and tenant disputes, planning disputes and construction disputes. In the last year he has been instructed on disputes relating to the CVAs of several retailers and also on behalf of lease guarantors.
Andrew and his team conduct a lot of work in development disputes including:
- Seeking and defending injunctions for breaches of rights of light, rights of way and nuisance.
- Breaches of development agreements such as failure to use reasonable endeavours to obtain planning consent.
- Insolvency of developers and contractors such as claims for payment under agreements and for enforcement of performance bonds.
- Breaches of quiet enjoyment and derogation from grant.
- Judicial reviews and appeals of planning decisions.
- Claims relating to building construction.
- Obtaining vacant possession from retail tenants for development including under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
Andrew regularly writes articles for legal publications and client updates.