Oct 1 2010 The Journal
Dickinson Dees LLP, Newcastle
Sintons LLP, Newcastle
Watson Burton LLP, Newcastle
Eversheds LLP, Newcastle
Hay & Kilner, Newcastle
Ward Hadaway, Newcastle
Jen Smurthwaite at Dickinson Dees LLP handles litigation for local authorities and housing associations, as well as private sector clients such as Northern Rock and The Go-Ahead Group.
Sintons LLP’s Gavin Winter ‘has a good depth of knowledge relating to landlord and tenant litigation procedures’. The team acted for North Eastern Properties on claims for specific performance against a consortium of Northern Irish buy-to-let property investors.
Watson Burton LLP’s property litigation team ‘stands comfortably alongside good national practices and strong regional players’, with Richard Pickersgill noted for his ‘meticulous, detailed advice’. Clients include developers, utilities companies and retailers.
Eversheds LLP’s Newcastle-based commercial property specialists also have the capacity to handle contentious issues with a ‘pragmatic and sensible eye’.
Hay & Kilner is regularly called on to advise on the renewal of business tenancies and development disputes. Martin Soloman is the primary contact.
Ward Hadaway’s ’efficient, knowledgeable’ team acts for a large number of public sector and healthcare trusts, as well as developers such as Barratt Homes.