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David Haines

Partner

David is the Head of Real Estate Disputes. He specialises in all forms of commercial and residential property litigation and dispute resolution.

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About

David is Head of the Real Estate Disputes Group. David specialises in all forms of commercial and residential property litigation and has particular expertise in commercial dilapidations claims, covenant and easement disputes, compulsory purchase order work, leasehold enfranchisement and commercial landlord and tenant matters. He leads the firm's contentious Compulsory Purchase team, as well as Charles Russell Speechlys' dedicated HS2 team (set up specifically to assist clients affected or potentially affected by HS2). David has a well established reputation and nationwide practice, acting for a variety of clients, which include CitySprint, The Ernest Cook Trust and Warrant Investments PLC.

David speaks at seminars and conferences on a variety of property based subjects (having spoken at events for RICS, CPD Essentials and The Law Society). He also contributes articles, including to the Estates Gazette and Property Law Journal. David is also a Roll B Parliamentary Agent. David is ranked as a Band 1 Partner in Chambers and Partners 2021 (having been ranked for the last 15 years) and recognised as a 'Leading Individual' in Legal 500.

David is admitted to practise in England and Wales

Experience

  • Acting for Wagamama in successful High Court litigation concerning compliance with a conditional Agreement for Lease in respect of a restaurant unit in a new shopping centre development.
  • Acting for a major Japanese electronics and telecommunications company in negotiating its complex exit from its large UK HQ premises and move to new premises
  • Acting for clients in respect of various HS2 claims, including petitions to the House of Commons and House of Lords to secure concessions and assurances in respect of the HS2 scheme and land acquisition
  • Acting for and advising CitySprint UK in respect of its property portfolio (including lease renewals, break notices, rent review and dilapidations work)
  • Acting for Barrie House (Freehold) Limited in a multi million pound collective enfranchisement claim lasting over 6 years to successfully acquire the freehold of Barrie House in London [Merie Bin Mahfouz Company (UK) Ltd v Barrie House (Freehold) Ltd - Court of Appeal:C3/2015/1459]

Our thinking

  • David Haines and Richard Flenley write for The Times on HS2 and the safeguarding of land for major infrastructure projects

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    In The Press

  • Property Week quotes David Haines on a High Court case brought by Annington Homes

    David Haines

    In The Press

  • New Arbitration Scheme for Commercial Arrears goes live

    David Haines

    Insights

  • Commercial Pandemic Rent Arrears - Update

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    Quick Reads

  • David Haines writes for Property Week on preparing for future pandemics

    David Haines

    In The Press

  • David Haines quoted by React News on the government's plans for the commercial evictions ban

    David Haines

    In The Press

  • David Haines quoted by CoStar and Estates Gazette on the extension of the rent moratorium

    David Haines

    In The Press

  • David Haines quoted by Estates Gazette on the end to the rent moratorium

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    In The Press

  • David Haines and Ingrid Saffin write for Caterer Licensee on the end of the rent moratorium

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    In The Press

  • Practicalities of Property Management –Residential and Mixed-use developments

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    Insights

  • “Give us a break…”

    David Haines

    Insights

  • Can a Claimant bring a second action arising out of the same cause of action as the first claim?

    Laura Bushaway

    Insights

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