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Robert Highmore, Partner

Robert specialises in commercial and residential property and landlord and tenant litigation and dispute resolution.

Summary

Robert is Head of the Property Litigation Group. He specialises in commercial and residential property and landlord and tenant litigation and dispute resolution, including property related professional negligence. 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 pursuing action with determination and to Court or the Tribunal should this be appropriate. He keeps the benefits of alternatives to litigation, such as 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 to 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 a Founder member and past Chair of the Property Litigation Association and founder Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and a Governor of St Olaves Grammar School, Orpington.

Robert is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • 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
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