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Robert Highmore



Charities & Not-for-Profit, Real Estate & Construction


Property Litigation

Robert specialises in commercial and residential property and landlord and tenant litigation and dispute resolution, including property related professional negligence. His matters include possession claims for commercial and residential premises and those relating to disrepair and other breaches, easements, forfeiture, statutory consultation and other service charge issues and the exercise of break options.

He acts for a range of clients, including institutional funds, landed estates, charities, developers, property companies, corporate occupiers and individuals. Robert works hard to achieve the desired results for clients whether by assisting them avoid or defend claims, or by pursing action with determination and to Court to the Tribunal should this be appropriate.

He keeps the benefits of alternatives to litigation, such a mediation, closely in mind together with the importance of ensuring all advice and action is cost-effective. Robert and his team work alongside certain longstanding clients and assist them and their other advisers in looking after not only high value and significant cases, but also the many and varied day too day issues that arise in this often complex area of law and practice.

He possesses a thorough understanding of clients’ businesses, properties and objectives, which is vital to giving relevant and effective advice.

Robert is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Long experience of managing a team looking after the residential and commercial landlord and tenant affairs of estate clients and others, both established and recently developed; this involves both contentious and advisory work
  • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of residential landlord and tenant law and practice including breaches of covenant, statutory consultation, service charges, Estate Management Schemes and other aspects of enfranchisement law
  • Advising on commercial premises, including dealing with issues arising out of transfer and subletting, adverse possession, breach of covenant, service charges and seeking possession for the purposes of redevelopment