Whether you are a commercial occupier, house builder/developer or simply a home owner, property disputes are often unavoidable, arising out of anything. Our specialist team of experts are here to help you.

Our property litigation team have an extensive and successful track record of acting for house builders, developers and land owners, some of whom we have acted for over many years.

We know that different clients have different objectives and varying levels of resources to devote to resolving a dispute.

Common issues can include unclear or ambiguous deeds, negligent conveyancing, or the insolvency of a tenant.

We can recognise and appreciate your needs and find a pragmatic solution, so as to minimise or remove any interference with your property interests. Where possible we will try to end any dispute without litigation.

We can help you

  • Renew or terminate a business lease
  • Forfeit a lease or issue possession proceedings
  • Recover unpaid rent and service charges
  • Serve or respond to a notice of dilapidations and disrepair
  • Enforce other breaches of leasehold covenants
  • Enforce liabilities against original tenants or guarantors
  • Resolve issues relating to occupier’s liability/defective premises
  • Understand your rights to assign and/sublet
  • Sue solicitors, surveyors or other property related professionals for negligence
  • Resolve a purchaser/vendor dispute, including notices to complete and forfeiture of deposits
  • Challenge or enforce freehold restrictive covenants
  • Bring a claim because a property has been misdescribed
  • Serve notice under the Party Wall Act or respond to a notice
  • Challenge works carried out on premises
  • Resolve a boundary dispute
  • Rectify a mistake on the Land Registry Title
  • Resolve a dispute concerning rights of way
  • Resolve nuisance issues
  • Take action for trespass, adverse possession or recovery of possession from unlawful occupiers and squatters


Kevin Lynch, Contentious Probate, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitors Birmingham
Kevin Lynch

Partner, Contentious Probate & Property Litigation

Nigel Wood, Commercial Litigation, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitors Birmingham
Nigel Wood

Consultant, Dispute Resolution

Alpesh Patel, Coley & Tilley, Litigation
Alpesh Patel

Senior Associate, Property Litigation

Katie Briggs
Katie Briggs

Associate Solicitor, Property Litigation

Emma Stafford | Property Litigation Solicitor | The Wilkes Partnership
Emma Stafford

Solicitor, Property Litigation

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Partnership is a well established Birmingham player offering Clients a credible alternative to the large national practices. The Firm’s strategy focuses particularly on owner managed businesses and on being a second supplier of specialist legal services to PLCs.

    - Legal 500

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk or contact you usual legal advisor.

Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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