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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Richard New

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Richard is a Partner in the Real Estate Litigation product group at Eversheds. He advises corporate clients on complex freehold and leasehold property disputes such as interpretation issues and strategic site clearance.

Richard leads Eversheds’ business rates team and advises clients across all sectors on mitigation strategies and appeals.

Richard also has extensive experience of rural matters and regularly acts for landowners in their dealings with agricultural occupiers.

His recent experience includes a £21m break clause dispute for a major transport sector client; a £10m p.a. rent review at key London office premises for a high street bank; and the rating appeal of Europe’s largest retail property.

Richard has acted on a number of reported cases such as DIRFT v Northamptonshire County Council, Lloyds Bank v Windsor Life, Spring (Sutton Coldfield) Limited v Somerfield Stores and R v Lyon (ex Hills Road Sixth Form College). He is a leading individual in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, who note that he is “pragmatic, sensible, commercial and straight to the point”.

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Richard New - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Property litigation

At Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 'the service is excellent – the firm has good knowledge of the law and its approach is particularly user-friendly'. Richard New is the key partner in Cambridge and he is highly regarded for matters involving business rates, on which he advises blue-chip clients in the retail and online sectors in multimillion-pound disputes. For Lloyds Bank, he handled a rating appeal regarding its headquarters in Bristol, in which he succeeded in reducing the rateable value by more than £500,000 per annum. He is also a standout lawyer in general real estate litigation arising from infrastructure and regeneration projects. Among his clients are Taylor Wimpey and Blackstone Property Management. Senior associate Samuel Maw 'has excellent knowledge of the law, a pragmatic approach and a collaborative style – he inspires confidence'. One client comments that he is 'knowledgeable and provides good concise and targeted advice; he is prepared to deal with whatever a client throws at him'. He is the key relationship lawyer for National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc, which he supports in the management of an extensive property portfolio. Natalie Minott left to lead the real estate litigation practice at Hewitsons.

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