Property Litigation And Dispute Resolution

Landlord and Tenant

Stirling Ackroyd Legal are specialists in disputes between Landlords and Tenants, whether of commercial or residential premises. The law regarding rights and obligations of Landlords and Tenants is constantly changing. We are skilled at dealing with both the contentious and the non-contentious aspects of Landlord and Tenant law and remain up to date with the latest legal developments.

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Our experienced solicitors can assist with all types of possession claims, including standard claims, accelerated claims and even possession claims against secure Tenants. Stirling Ackroyd Legal know, however, that Landlord and Tenant disputes work both ways and a Landlord can also be faced with a claim from a Tenant. We are experienced in defending claims by Tenants relating to the condition of the property and the difficult issue of protection of Tenant’s deposits. As you would expect, we will explain clearly the process, timescales and costs of bringing or defending any claim. Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Assignments and sub-letting
  • Assured Shorthold Tenancies
  • Enforcement of covenants
  • Forfeiture
  • Removal of squatters
  • Proceedings for possession of commercial premises
  • Issues arising under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • Landlords’ consents
  • Lease negotiation
  • Lease renewal
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Recovery of service charges
  • Recovery of possession
  • Rent reviews/rent arrears
  • Schedules of dilapidation

Civil Litigation

Litigation is a method used to resolve disputes between individuals and/or companies. Should you ever find yourself embroiled in a dispute, our team can offer you the advice and assistance you need in making or defending a claim. We understand just how stressful and frustrating litigation can be, and we offer a personal, supportive service led by directors and senior specialist solicitors. We pride ourselves upon our swift, honest and direct responses, our availability to our clients, our cost-aware and time-efficient approach, and our highly effective and successful Letters before Action. We specialise in the following areas of civil litigation:

  • Partnership Disputes
  • Insolvency Litigation
  • Pre-Action Conduct
  • Starting/ responding to a claim
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Construction Disputes

Company Law

At Stirling Ackroyd Legal, our dedicated team of company and corporate lawyers know that operating a business as a private limited company or a plc requires compliance with a multitude of company regulations and government legislation. At Stirling Ackroyd Legal, we offer a bespoke corporate service to businesses of all sizes. We have the expertise and professional contacts to provide a tailored service to suit your need. We are able to cater to each individual, from newly formed partnerships and entrepreneurs, to experienced high net worth individuals and established organisations. We believe in continuity of service, from starting a business, right through to selling, merging or floating it, we will be there to provide you with the right support at the right time. Stirling Ackroyd Legal can provide you with expert legal advice for:

  • Directors and Shareholders Meetings
  • Statutory Registers
  • Changes of Company Name
  • Share Issue
  • Share Option Agreements
  • A Company’s Purchase of its Own Shares
  • The Reorganisation of Share Capital
  • Creation of Employee Share Schemes (CSOP's, EMI's, SAYE, and EBT's)
  • Increases or Reduction of Share Capital
  • Creation of New Classes of Shares
  • Minority Shareholders Protection and Rights
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • The Appointment and Dismissal of Company Directors
  • Directors Duties
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Preparation of New or Amended Memorandum and Articles of Association

Intellectual Property

Our intellectual property solicitors advise businesses and individuals on how to manage, protect and exploit the intellectual property they have developed within brands, inventions, designs, know-how and literary, artistic and musical works. This is sometimes called non-contentious intellectual property. Intellectual property should be an important focus for any business from start-ups through to large corporations. All businesses face competition and will strive to do better than their competitors. A good awareness and the appropriate protection of intellectual property rights may enable a business lawfully to hold onto the advantage of being first to market or the reputation and quality of its goods and services.

Planning Law

Planning is a complex area of law that is constantly evolving. Our expert planning solicitors understand the broader commercial landscape and can help you navigate these changes, turning potential challenges into opportunities. The combination of our in-depth knowledge of planning law, experience and innovative problem solving means that we can provide pragmatic solutions. No planning project is ever the same. We provide high quality advice tailored to your individual needs. We work closely with you to fully understand your objectives and help achieve your goals. We can also draw on expertise from across the firm including our real estate, construction and procurement teams as well as our in-house project management service.

Property Disputes

Whether you are a home owner, a Landlord or a Tenant, our expert property litigation solicitors can help you resolve your dispute. We understand that property disputes can be unpleasant and highly complicated. We want to find the simplest and most effective solution to your issue in the shortest possible time. If you are struggling to deal with a property dispute, you can rely on us to handle your case with professionalism, sensitivity and care. Our specialist property dispute solicitors based in London are supported by four decades of experience, have an intimate understanding of property law and can help you seek redress on a range of property disputes including, but not limited to:

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Planning Appeals
  • Injunctions
  • Jointly Owned Property
  • Leasehold Disputes
  • Nuisance & Negligence
  • Party Wall Disputes
  • Possession claims
  • Property Repairs
  • Rights of Way

Should you require any further assistance or clarification, or feel as though you may have a dispute that requires an expert legal opinion to be resolved, then please contact us for a free consultation on 02030583363 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..