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: ‘Excellent in all respects’, Lester Aldridge LLP’s team ‘often goes beyond the normal call of duty’. Suki Samra and Mark Benham are highly recommended. Clients include Marina Developments, McCarthy & Stone and Horizon Capital Management.

According to one client, Steele Raymond LLP is ‘in a league of its own’. The practice is particularly noted for its assistance to housebuilder clients. Chris Twaits and Sue Middleton are ‘outstanding’.

Trethowans LLP is well regarded for its advice to pension funds on commercial property transactions; James Hay Pension Trustees, Rowanmoor Trustees and Sentinel Housing Association all feature in its client roster. The practice, led by Garry Treagust, expanded further by the merger with Dickinson Manser in October 2015. Poole-based Gareth Yeoman has experience in residential development and is also recommended.

John Munro’s team at Laceys Solicitors incorporating HLF is ‘diligent, efficient and in tune with its clients’ needs from start to finish’. It handles a wide range of property transactions for clients in the leisure, hospitality and public sectors.

Judith Beddow is the key contact at Wilsons, which acts for various landowners and charitable organisations.

Rupert Vaughan at Battens Solicitors Limited specialises in site assemblies and disposals for developers.

At Frettens LLP, Oonagh McKinney advises on the purchase of development land for large residential projects.

Justin Hopkins at Mogers Drewett LLP acts for a number of developers, funders and businesses.

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    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

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