Getting involved in a neighbour dispute can not only affect your enjoyment of your home, but if the matter is not handled expertly it may also reduce the price when you come to sell. If you find yourself in this situation you should seek advice urgently from one of our specialist property dispute lawyers.
Over the years we have been able to resolve a wide range of disputes including:
disagreements over rights of way and other easements
trespass to land and nuisances
party wall disputes under the Party Wall Act 1996
We have contacts with a number of other property professionals so if we need to involve an expert witness, such as a surveyor, we will be able to put you in touch with the right person.
Our specialist lawyers will take the time to understand the full history of the dispute. They will usually arrange a site visit before going through your options with you with a view to finding the best and most cost effective solution. At an early stage we will consider with you other ways of resolving the dispute without going to court, for example through mediation or a joint settlement meeting.
By dealing with your case in this way we aim to reduce your stress levels. If the dispute can be resolved quickly and permanently then you may be able to maintain an ongoing relationship with your neighbours helping you to enjoy your home once again and preserve its value when you come to sell it.
To speak to an expert in property litigation who can help with a neighbour dispute call, email or request a call back from one of our specialist lawyers.
Jane specialises in commercial litigation and employment law acting for both employers and employees in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has also over recent years carved out something of a niche in the field of mobile homes legislation acting for an owner with a number of sites.
Having studied geography at University College London Jane worked for a number of years in the aviation industry which has given her a real insight into the challenges faced by most businesses. Jane qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 before joining Hart Brown in 2011 and becoming a Partner in July 2018. Not only is Jane our specialist in employment law but she is also a prolific blogger within Hart Brown. You can find many of her articles on the 'News' section of the website.
Jane often receives praise from her clients:
“I appreciated the clarity of advice given at a stressful time”.
“A sensitive and highly professional approach and efficient work in the interests of the client”.
“Your advice, conduct and assistance have been indeed outstanding and very professional but also – and most importantly – very humane”.
As Head of Dispute Resolution, Paul has extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of disputes focusing in particular on professional negligence, contentious trust and estate cases and Inheritance Act claims where he acts for both claimants and defendants, trustees, executors and beneficiaries.
He is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association and the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. He is also an ADR Group Accredited Mediator. Paul has, in the past, appeared on local radio as a “legal eagle” responding to listeners’ queries.
Passing his Law Society finals with First Class Honours Paul originally trained at Hart Brown. Having spent two years sharpening up his advocacy skills at another firm Paul returned to Hart Brown as a partner.
As one client put it: “I am very impressed with his thoroughness” and another: “A very professional service delivered in a very personal way”.
“With Hart Brown I had complete success with my claim against my former solicitor. At all stages I had the confidence to proceed based on the clear analysis and communication of my position. I have no hesitation in recommending Hart Brown and particularly Paul Grimwood”.
Simon is a barrister within the Dispute Resolution department having been called to the bar in 1987. He was a tenant in chambers in the Middle Temple for ten years where he had a broad practice in general commercial and civil litigation before increasingly specialising in property litigation. Before he joined Hart Brown in June 2012 he was in private practice in central London.
Simon has substantial expertise in all aspects of property disputes as well as property related professional negligence claims and insolvency.
Simon is a trained mediator and a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution as a way of resolving claims. He is also a member of the Property Litigation Association in the Middle Temple.