The 12KBW property team is able to advise on claims arising out of damage to land and buildings, particularly those concerned with water damage from flooding, and fire damage, with regard to both reconstruction and business interruption.

Our barristers also have expertise in other forms of public and private nuisance, such as claims arising from noise, fumes, tree root subsidence and other invasive plants.  Our public authority expertise means we have particular experience of claims for and against local authorities relating to property damage.

The experience of our property team underpins our expertise in professional negligence, including claims arising from conveyancing issues and or otherwise relating to property transactions, against both solicitors and surveyors.  Our barristers have acted in cases which arose out of errors in local authority searches, including questions of the existence and scope of duties of care, and issues of consequential damage.

We also have experience in easements, such as rights of way and rights to light, as well as the effect, and enforcement, of restrictive covenants.  Several members of our property team can advise on leasehold disputes, including those concerning service charges, dilapidations and disrepair, as well as enfranchisement and right to manage.  12KBW barristers are able to advise on boundary disputes, party wall notices and claims for access to neighbouring land.