Real estate litigation


Our real estate litigation practice acts for a variety of clients including public companies, institutional and retail investors and private individuals. We regularly act for landlords and tenants alike (in both the commercial and residential sectors), providing a tailored service to all.

The expertise of our real estate litigators is supplemented by the experience of our substantial real estate group, which specialises in development, investment, planning, construction, environmental, agricultural and residential work, and is recognised as a leading corporate transactional practice.

Our aim is always to provide high-quality legal advice through identifying our clients’ commercial objectives and developing strategies to achieve them. In many cases our proactive approach means taking on a tactical advisory role at the outset, so that we prevent disputes arising, or resolve them at an early stage without the need to resort to formal action. We regularly resolve disputes quickly through techniques such as mediation and early neutral evaluation.


  • "Technically excellent and very responsive."

    The UK Legal 500 2014

  • "'Very professional, non-confrontational, businesslike: easy to deal with but hard to beat.'"

    Chambers UK 2014

  • "Macfarlanes advises public companies, developers, investors and high net worth individuals on a range of property litigation pertaining to the residential, commercial and agricultural sectors."

    Chambers UK 2013

  • "Macfarlanes offers a comprehensive property disputes service, acting for public companies, developers, institutional and retail investors and private individuals."

    Chambers UK 2012

  • "Macfarlanes LLP has a pedigree practice advising landlords and wealthy families in property disputes."

    The UK Legal 500 2011