How Litigation Works With Commercial Property
Gemma Staples

Property underpins business. All business needs a space, building or portfolio from which they can operate. Then, of course, there are the businesses where property forms the very core of the undertaking, whether that be buying, selling, investing or developing.


Real estate litigation is not solely about the Court process. At Pannone Corporate we focus not just on litigation, but on looking after your portfolio. The work we do involves managing risk and preventing disputes from escalating in the first place.


Our team is highly experienced in the retail, telecoms and developer sectors and acts for a broad spectrum of clients including landlords, tenants, banks, insolvency practitioners, investors and developers.


We have a wealth of experience in the full range of real estate litigation matters including lease termination and renewal, forfeiture, breach of contract and covenant, debt and insolvency, guarantee claims, dilapidations, consents, residential and commercial possession, professional negligence, compulsory purchase and telecoms, trespassers, protestors and disputed ownership.


We also work with you to “pressure test” your assets and consider where they can work harder and smarter. This, in turn, contributes to the financial stability and profitability of your business. Together we consider whether rates, service charges and rent reviews can command greater savings/rewards and whether your portfolio can be rationalised and excess assets surrendered, terminated or assigned.


Inevitably, litigation does arise. When it does, we work with you, as part of your team to develop a commercial and pragmatic strategy to achieve your goal. We ensure that work is undertaken at the most efficient level and provide transparent, stepped costings so that you can budget for what costs are going to be incurred, and when. We are also adept at employing various methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation and arbitration to encourage settlement outside of the Court process. Our job is to manage your dispute and employ the correct range of tactics to bring it to a swift conclusion that you are comfortable with so you can continue to focus on the core of your business.


If you would like to discuss property issues with us, please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Staples on 0800 131 3355 or


Gemma is individually ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK 2018 and described as “technical and very conscientious”. Recent client feedback includes that the team “obtains practical results for clients” and provides  “prompt advice that has seemed thorough and diligent”.

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