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Property Litigation

The property litigation department is headed up by Elizabeth Shaw who has a predominant property litigation practice and has done since 1998.  She is ably assisted by Nick Lambert who also has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with property related disputes.  The third member of the team is Stephen Thompson who has experience in dealing with property related litigation for individuals.

Between us we have acted in all types of property litigation cases both for landlord and tenant, large or small.  We can assist with managing portfolios of properties and handle volume work where necessary.  We are used to acting with in tight deadlines and many of our clients have instructed us for several years.  We will consider the most appropriate and cost effective solution for your particular dispute.  

The types of work that we are used to handling including the following:

  • Lease renewals (including running lease renewals for clients with extensive property portfolios);
  • Rent review, forfeiture and possession claims (including peaceable re-entry);
  • Efficient recovery of rent arrears using court proceedings/insolvency procedures or CRAR;
  • Claims involving breach of lease covenants;
  • Claims concerning alienation and user covenants and refusal of consent;
  • Solicitors/surveyors professional negligence claims;
  • Property related insolvency issues;
  • Disrepair/dilapidations claims;
  • All types of property related contract disputes
  • Cohabitee disputes re shares in property

"Wake Smith Solicitors Limited's practice is one of the key names for property litigation in the Sheffield market and is led by Elizabeth Shaw." - The UK Legal 500 2020

Property Litigation Team

Elizabeth Shaw

Michael Doherty

Stephen Thompson
Senior Chartered Legal Executive

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At ‘excellent mid-size firm' Wake Smith LLP, Liz Shaw and Nick Lambert are ‘both excellent negotiators and litigators, who really fight their client’s corner'. This firm is also valued for its ‘extensive experience of mediation and ADR'. Holly Dobson ‘goes the extra mile'.

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Sheffield Head Office - City Centre
No1 Velocity
2 Tenter Street
S1 4BY
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