Jason joined our London office from King & Wood Mallesons LLP in November 2016, where he was a partner for 13 years heading up both the Property Litigation team and the wider Real Estate group.
Jason has a wealth of experience advising property companies, institutional owners, occupiers, developers, retailers, banks and financial institutions on the whole range of traditional property litigation issues including rent review, dilapidations, forfeiture, rights of light, easements, alienation, the LTA 1954 and tenant-related insolvency.
Jason is a recognised expert in Property Litigation in the main Legal Directories, Chambers UK and Legal 500 and is nominated by his peers for Real Estate in Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
- Various professional negligence claims in the High Court against both lawyers and valuers in respect of negligent valuations.
- Widely reported Supreme Court case for M&S in relation to a contractual option.
- Court of Appeal case for Friends Life Limited v Siemens in relation to breach of an option.
- Lands Tribunal case to remove various restrictive covenants affecting a land owner, Axa, from developing its office building in Bournemouth.
- Complex rent review arbitrations for both Hilton Hotels and Daily Mail Group/British Land.
- Obtaining extensive protestor injunction for British Land over its major Broadgate Estate to prevent the anti-capitalist protestors at St Paul’s cathedral from moving their camp there.
- Acting for major bank on DD over the ability to recover possession to redevelop London Bridge Station in the context of the redevelopment of the Shard.
- Advising on most of the major administrations and CVAs affecting UK retailers.
- Acting for an LPA receiver on a large development site in the City and settling a multi-million pounds dilapidations claim.
- Extensive rights of lights advice and cases relating to landmark developments in London such as Cannon Bridge House (above Cannon Street Station) for Hines, 5 Broadgate for British Land (UBS’s new HQ); The Leadenhall Building (“The Cheese Grater”); and 22 Bishopsgate for Axa (reputedly the tallest building in the City).