Commercial Property Disputes

Experts in commercial property disputes

Commercial property litigation solicitors

At Hart Brown, we know that commercial property disputes are never easy. If you end up in a dispute about your commercial property, not only can it seriously affect your business and reputation but it might also affect the price when you come to sell it. Our experienced commercial property litigation solicitors can help to advise on the following disputes.

  • Boundary disputes with a neighbour
  • Disagreements over a right of way or easement
  • Trespass on your land
  • A party wall dispute under the Party Wall Act 1996

As these may all involve complicated issues of fact and law you need to get advice from expert property litigation solicitors who are experienced in dealing with commercial property disputes.

Why choose Hart Brown to resolve your commercial property dispute?

Our specialist property litigation solicitors 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 the aim of finding the most cost-effective solution. In particular, we will discuss with you at an early stage other ways of resolving the dispute without going to court, for example, mediation or a ‘joint settlement meeting’. In the situation where a commercial property dispute is not able to be solved through mediation alone, our solicitors will guide you through the court hearings.

We have contacts with a number of other property professionals so if we need to involve an expert witness, such as a surveyor or planning expert, we will be able to put you in touch with the right person.

Get in touch today to discuss commercial property disputes further, call on 01483 887766, via email or alternatively by the live chat below.

Who to contact

Jane Crosby

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Accredited Mediator

Jane Crosby

Jane is a Partner based in the Guildford office and she is also Head of the Dispute Resolution team here at Hart Brown. Jane specialises in employment Law and commercial litigation and brings more than 15 years' experience to her role.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Jane was employed in the aviation industry. This experience is appreciated by many of Jane's clients who note that she is able to take a commercial and pragmatic approach to any legal issue that they face.

Jane acts for a wide range of individuals and businesses and her areas of specialism include aviation, property related industries and IT. Jane regularly advises on aspects of employment law, such as settlement agreements, employment contracts, policies and procedures, redundancies, equal pay, data protection, issues arising from TUPE and reorganisations, the calculation of holiday pay, bonus and commission payments, disciplinary and grievance issues, dismissal and termination issues, the protection of confidential information and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Jane gets involved in GDPR training for her clients and she is able to deliver tailored employment law training sessions upon request.

As a commercial litigation lawyer, Jane also deals in shareholder and directors disputes, commercial contract disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Jane has been involved in successful high value commercial litigation for clients in the High Courts, she is an accredited mediator and she is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Jane is often asked to write for a number of well known publications, including The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Week and she has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4.

Here is small selection of the feedback that Jane has received:

“Jane, I cannot sincerely thank you enough for your wise counsel and am delighted to have made your acquaintance. If I am blessed with a new position somewhere I will hand over my contract in the first instance to you. Likewise, any of my friends, peers, romans and countrymen wanting advice, I will point them in your direction.”

“Jane, you have been most resilient on my behalf for which I sincerely thank you for all your endeavours. I have a tremendous working relationship with Hart Brown and you have undoubtedly compounded this further."

“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”.

Lucy Penfold

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Senior Solicitor, Dispute Resolution

Lucy Penfold

Lucy is a Senior Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team here at Hart Brown and specialises in property litigation and contentious trusts and probate.

Lucy completed her law degree at Kingston University before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford (now the University of Law). Lucy qualified in 2012 and brings with her general commercial litigation experience from Central London and Surrey law firms.

A member of the Property Litigation Association, Lucy deals with all areas of property litigation including varied landlord and tenant disputes, evictions, neighbour disputes, boundary disputes, commercial property disputes, property disrepairs and dilapidations.

Lucy also deals with various contentious probate matters, including interpreting the terms of wills, brining or defending claims to contest wills or trusts, and executor removal disputes.

Lucy’s general commercial litigation experience allows her to have a pragmatic and commercial approach to any legal issue faced.

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