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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Samuel Maw

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Sam is an Associate in the Litigation and Dispute Management Practice group at Eversheds LLP specialising in Real Estate Litigation.

Sam provides strategic advice and risk analysis on a wide range of contentious property issues and acts for a wide range of Real Estate clients, including banks, retailers, corporate occupiers, commercial developers and utility providers.

Sam's experience includes all forms of property related disputes, including a broad range of landlord and tenant disputes such as the exercise of break options, dilapidations claims, service charge disputes, recovery of rent arrears and forfeiture, tenancy insolvency, and contested and uncontested lease renewals, as well as freehold disputes including adverse possession claims, claims for possession of land, right of way disputes, and disputes involving the enforceability of restrictive covenants. He also acts on professional negligence claims against surveyors and solicitors.

He has experience in relation to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and expert determination, as well as the Court process, and has also successfully used alternative forms of dispute resolution such as mediation.

Sam's recent highlights include a high value dilapidations claim for a leading international bank, which settled through mediation, and advising on a vacant possession strategy for a large scale mixed used development.

Sam is a member of the Property Litigation Association and regularly provides training for colleagues and clients, as well as external training to members of RICS.


Senior Associate

East Anglia: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Next generation lawyers

Samuel Maw - 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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