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Graham Halsall

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Real Estate, Dispute Resolution

Graham practices in the full range of contentious property issues, with a focus on commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, business tenancy renewals, covenant and easement disputes, and claims relating to possession and the unlawful use of land. His clients have included high street retailers, institutional investors, property managers as well as SMEs and high net worth individuals.

Graham is known as a robust and tactical litigator and is sought out for his common-sense approach and commercially-focused advice. He also recognises that litigation is just one way of resolving a dispute and, where appropriate, will pursue alternative forms of dispute resolution and risk advisory solutions in order to resolve disputes effectively and favourably for his clients.

Recent Experience

  • Acting for a High Street Bank in matters relating to the management of their branch portfolio, including unopposed lease renewals, dilapidations claims, exercising break rights and the enforcement of lease covenants.
  • Acting for a commercial landlord in High Court proceedings concerning the tenant’s attempt to terminate / frustrate the lease on grounds relating to the closure of businesses during periods of lockdown
  • Acting for a landlord in securing possession from a business tenant pursuant to sections 30(b) and 30(g) the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.
  • Acting for a property management company in a high-profile dispute with one of the resident leaseholders in matters relating to unauthorised alterations.
  • Acting for a high net worth individual in proceedings concerning the defective construction of a luxury London apartment and related proceedings against the client’s former solicitors.
  • Acting for a high net worth individual in proceedings in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in a dispute concerning the rectification of the register on the grounds of fraud.

Outside Work

Graham is both a keen golfer and a father of two young children. His time away from work is therefore carefully divided between the golf course and spending time with his family.