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Whether you are a developer, landlord, contractor or occupier, when a real estate project or transaction becomes contentious, you need legal advice from a disputes team that understands the issues peculiar to the sector.

Our Real Estate Disputes Team is one of the largest specialist teams in the UK. Servicing clients from 6 locations in London, Bristol, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, the team focuses exclusively on real estate issues. Working as an embedded part of the wider real estate group, the team gives clients the benefit of experience acting for the full spectrum of property holders across the widest range of disputes.

Our clients include landlords, tenants, infrastructure providers, corporate occupiers, institutional funds and insolvency practitioners, and the team has expertise in mixed-use and residential property issues, as well as commercial property: from real estate related insolvency to leasehold enfranchisement.

Our case went to court and we won. An outstanding result for our fund and for the industry at large…CMS did an exceptional job.
Global investment firm

Whatever the complexity or type of dispute, our starting point is always to listen to you. Our approach and solutions are designed around your priorities: preserving the value of your investments and relationships, minimising costs, and achieving a speedy resolution. We’re particularly committed to helping you keep control of your costs, providing upfront fee estimates and, in certain cases, undertaking fixed fee work.

As a team, heading to the court room is not our aim. Litigation should be a last resort. We pride ourselves on achieving commercial solutions for our clients, whether that is by mediation, arbitration or litigation. 

High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Real Es­tate & Plan­ning in the UK
A cor­por­ate oc­cu­pi­er on a cor­por­ate oc­cu­pi­er on a dis­pute arising un­der a prop­erty out­sourcing agree­ment. The dis­pute was re­ferred to ar­bit­ra­tion and we achieved a res­ult that will save our cli­ent mil­lions...
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10/09/2020
Priv­ilege: What you need to know
The last couple of years have seen some im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in Eng­lish case law in the area of leg­al pro­fes­sion­al priv­ilege, from the Court of Ap­peal over­turn­ing a re­strict­ive in­ter­pret­a­tion of lit­ig­a­tion...
18/04/2017
Dis­putes di­gest
Wel­come to our Spring edi­tion of Dis­putes Di­gest. In this edi­tion, we look back at 2016 and sum­mar­ise the key lit­ig­a­tion and ar­bit­ra­tion cases of 2016 for cor­por­ate coun­sel to be aware of. We also...
29/09/2016
Dis­putes di­gest
Wel­come to the fourth edi­tion of Dis­putes Di­gest, fea­tur­ing com­ment­ary and ana­lys­is on the latest de­vel­op­ments in dis­pute res­ol­u­tion across the UK and bey­ond.Over the sum­mer, the de­bate over the leg­al...
25/11/2015
Dis­putes Di­gest - cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the mar­ket
This edi­tion con­tains up­dates and com­ment­ary on a range of is­sues, in­clud­ing art­icles on the High Court’s ‘Fin­an­cial List’ which is now up and run­ning, cur­rent trends in pen­sions lit­ig­a­tion, key...