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Property is a valuable asset and something you want to protect. Whether a landlord, tenant, or homeowner you want to ensure things run smoothly and that your asset, tenancy or home is protected from unlawful interference.
The Property Litigation team at DJM, led by Associate Director Russell Price, recognises the need to act quickly and effectively when interests in property are at stake. By using our considerable technical experience we provide tactical advice and ensure swift action is taken to protect an asset at risk. Our Property Litigation clients cover the entire spectrum of property owners from homeowners with boundary disputes to commercial entities with large property portfolios. We also advise business and residential tenants.
The team act for a wide range of property clients including Property Developers, Estate Agents, Landlords across the United Kingdom. We are also appointed to the National Procurement Services Legal Framework in Civil Litigation.
Within DJM’s Property Litigation team we have a wealth of experience across numerous sectors, including:
Corporate & Commercial
Estates, Trusts & Wills
Family & Divorce
Our team has a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to businesses and individuals on an array of issues.
Find out more about our experts, or get in touch to speak to us directly.
Phone: 01792 656510
Year joined DJM: 2017
Qualifications: Russell graduated with a degree in Law and Politics (LLB) from Cardiff University in 1998.
Accreditations: Russell is an Accredited Mediator (CEDR)
Specialist Area: Russell is recognised as a “Leading Individual” in the field of property litigation by the Legal 500.
Russell regularly advises property owner clients in relation to interference with easements (such as rights of way etc.), claims relating to nuisance (particularly flooding) and claims against trespassers to recover possession of property. He particularly specialises in dealing with remedies for breaches of a wide range of leasehold and freehold covenants, particularly those affecting the sale or development of commercial land.
Landlord & Tenant
Russell has over 15 years’ experience advising on a wide variety of land disputes involving commercial, residential and agricultural land. He acts for both landlords and tenants and seeks to achieve a swift and pragmatic resolution to the disputes he handles, in line with clients’ expectations. He has extensive experience of a wide range of litigation in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Upper Tribunal (formerly the Lands Tribunal), Agricultural Lands Tribunal and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.
Russell regularly advises commercial landowners and tenants on remedies for breaches of a wide range of leasehold covenants and on general tenant management issues (including tenant insolvency).
In the area of real property disputes, Russell has genuine expertise in advising upon the enforcement and modification/discharge of freehold restrictive covenants, particularly those restricting developments.
Russell regularly advises Housing Association landlords in relation to tenant management issues. This includes advising on anti-social behaviour issues (including serious violence, racism and harassments), demotion orders, anti-social behaviours injunctions (including Powers of Arrest/Exclusion Order), Undertakings and committal applications. Russell has extensive advocacy experience in anti-social behaviour related cases, including Fast Track trial work.
Russell has acted for a wide variety of high profile public and private sector clients.
Interests: Formerly a keen cricketer and footballer, Russell is now focused on improving his golf (which shouldn’t be hard!) when not chasing around his young family.
Phone: 01792 656533
Year joined DJM: 2011
Qualifications: Laura graduated from Cardiff University with an LLB Hons degree in 2006, before going on to obtain an LLM Commercial Law Masters in 2007 and successfully completing the Legal Practice Course in 2008 again at Cardiff University.
Specialist Area: Laura joined DJM in 2011 as a Paralegal before commencing training to qualify as a solicitor. Laura is an Associate Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Team.
Interests: Laura enjoys watching live music, reading and socialising with friends.
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