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A leading set specialising in commercial, construction, insurance and property law

Real Property

Our barristers bring a clear and practical approach to the complexities of real property and property transactions. We can give initial advice about your rights and obligations, help with an ongoing dispute, or represent you before a court, tribunal or adjudicator.

Our work covers the full range of land and real property issues. Whether you need assistance with problems connected with registered or unregistered land we can assist. We also have considerable experience dealing with property related  fraud.

We also offer particular expertise in the impact of insolvency on property interests, co-ownership, property development, and issues related to conveyancing including specific performance.

Some cases are best resolved outside the court.  We have an experienced team of property mediators, and can also help other forms of ADR.

What the directories say

Hardwicke is a set which is highly praised by clients for theChambers UK 2015 "refreshing level of attention and customer care" both its barristers and clerks provide. Its 20-strong team has members who are active in all areas of real property law, and are known for the "practical, reasonable and sensible" advice they give. One solicitor said of them: "They have a very commercial approach both in terms of their advice and the fees they charge. Clients can actually understand their opinions, which saves me the need of having to translate things into layman's terms."

Client service: "The clerks are very good at client care, and get the job done very effectively." "The clerks and practice managers make a real effort to build relationships with instructing solicitors."

Chambers UK, 2015

The barristers at Hardwicke are among "the best around forThe Legal 500 logo property and housing litigation", and the set has "some very good up-and-coming juniors". It provides "outstanding service", "immense strength in landlord and tenant disputes", and is also "excellent for cases where property crosses over with another subject".

The Legal 500, 2014

Our areas of work include

  • Adverse possession
  • Boundaries
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Conveyancing
  • Co-ownership
  • Easements (including rights of way, rights to drainage and rights of light)
  • Land registration
  • Mortgages and other charges
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Options
  • Overage
  • Party walls
  • Property development
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Specific Enforcement
  • Trees

Contact us

If you need any assistance in any of these areas, please contact our Practice Management Team on +44 20 7242 2523 or e-mail practicemanagementteam@hardwicke.co.uk​.