Sean is a disputes lawyer specialising in the area of property litigation. His practice encompasses all areas of property litigation including property fraud, business lease renewals, landlord and tenant disputes, Party Wall Act matters, lease enfranchisement, and property-related insolvency. Sean has also advised on several different ratings disputes, some of which have been taken to the Lands Tribunal.
Sean has advised on substantial commercial disputes within the banking and finance sectors.
Sean assists a variety of clients, from individuals and SMEs to PLCs and leading institutions.
- Property fraud
- Professional negligence
- Ratings disputes
- Planning appeals
- Contentious insolvency
- Banking litigation
- Multi-party disputes
- General commercial disputes
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Rent review
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Rights of light, easements, boundary disputes
- Easements relating to statutory undertakers
- Construction disputes
- Reviewing leases
- Law of Property 1954 Act contentious renewals
- Acted for a large property investment company in a dilapidations case.
- Acted for a large commercial property company in a £25 million dilapidations claim.
- Acted for banks in surveyor professional negligence cases.
- Acted for a bank in a CMBS case.
- Acted for a bank in relation to a £800 million claim by investors relating to a development in Cyprus.
- Acted for a large international market with over 70 tenants in taking a rent view matter to arbitration.
- Acted for a large commercial property company in a rent review case.
- Acted for a wealthy Arab Sheikh in a £43 million property fraud case.
- Acted for a billionaire in a fraud case.
- Acted for a billionaire in relation to a fraud in Russia regarding the transfer of assets.
- Acted for several directors of a well-known national construction company in a dispute with a property regeneration company.
- Acted for a well-known pub company in a ratings appeal case.
- Acted for a motor dealership in a dispute relating to a software contract.
- Acted for a substantial number of directors in relation to disqualification and fraudulent trading cases.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recommended in The Legal 500 2019 for Commercial and Property Litigation
Sean qualified as a solicitor in 1993. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2019, he worked at Stephenson Harwood.