Russell is an Associate based in the Property Litigation Team in our
Russell has over 12 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 pragmatic resolution to the disputes he handles in line with clients’ expectations. He has extensive experience of a 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 development.
Russell regularly advises Housing Association landlords in relation to tenant management issues relating to Assured, Assured Shorthold, Secure and Rent Act tenancies. This includes advising on anti-social behaviour issues (including serious violence, racism and harassment), demotion orders, anti-social behaviour 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.
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