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Trethowans LLP

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Ian Singleton

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Trethowans LLP

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Commercial litigation team.


Ian primarily undertakes work involving professional negligence claims and property disputes including commercial, agricultural and residential landlord and tenant issues. Ian has extensive experience of possession and forfeiture claims, business tenancy renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Part II and dilapidation claims. He has acted on a variety of applications relating to lease extensions or enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. Ian has appeared for a successful appellant before the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) on an appeal from a decision of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. Ian is a member of the Law Society, the Coroners Society for England and Wales and the South West Coroners Society. Specialist areas: professional negligence claims; disputed landlord and tenant issues – commercial, residential and agricultural; inheritance act and probate disputes.


Qualified 1985. 1987, Trethowans; 1989 partner Trethowans. Invited to become an Assistant Deputy Coroner for Wiltshire & Swindon in April 2009.

South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hampshire

The team at Trethowans LLP 'has an excellent reputation locally and compares well to others in this practice area'. Department head Richard Cook has expertise in a range of commercial litigation with an emphasis on contract claims, shareholder disputes, professional negligence and IP. The team counts the Ministry of Defence, Baker Perkins, Saint-Gobain/Jewson and the Taylor Cocks Partnership among its clients. In highlight work, it acted for GreatStar Europe in a £750,000 contract dispute pertaining to an alleged breach of a contract to source and supply certain equipment, which involved a five-day trial. Jon Kelly and Ian Singleton are other core members of the team together with Karl Cameron, who joined from Blake Morgan LLP in January 2018.

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South West: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Trethowans LLP ’s contentious property practice is headed by Ian Singleton, who handles commercial, agricultural and residential landlord and tenant disputes, and property-related professional negligence. Singleton has particular experience in forfeiture and possession claims, contested lease renewals and dilapidations, and is instructed by individuals and corporates.

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