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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Lisa Barge

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Lisa is a partner in our litigation group. She specialises in Real Estate Litigation of all kinds acting for landlords, tenants and developers.  She also has specialist niche area expertise in agricultural law.

Her recent experience includes:

  • Acting for Mitchells and Butlers in relation to potential claims against landlords on a disposal of circa 300 properties; 
  • Acting for Barclays Bank on a complex multi-million pound dilapidations claim; and 
  • Acting for Taylor Wimpey on strategic site clearance in respect of agricultural tenancies.

She is regarded by Chambers and Partners as a "leading individual" in Real Estate Litigation with sources quoted as saying "nothing fazes her" when it comes to Real Estate Litigation.

Lisa is a regular speaker for the Agricultural Law Association and is also a member of Property Litigation Association and Birmingham Forward.  She is a solicitor advocate and undertakes most of her own advocacy work.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Lisa Barge - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Property litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP ‘provides straightforward and clear advice and quickly assesses clients’ legal positions, often within constrained timescales’. Paul Moorcroft, who heads the firm’s national practice in this space from the Birmingham office, is ‘an affable solicitor who provides straightforward and clear real estate litigation advice’. He represents public bodies and private sector clients alike on matters including service charge disputes. Lisa Barge, who heads the West Midlands team specifically, is ‘a pleasure to work with, attentive and a great lateral thinker providing clear advice on complex real estate litigation disputes’; she acts for Waitrose on company guarantee matters, as well as handling other work concerning landlord and tenant issues, many of which involve agricultural elements. Solicitor advocate David Feist  is ‘sharp and to the point, always able to help assess legal issues at hand to quickly decide the best course of action’ – he advised National Grid Electricity Transmission on securing an injunction to gain access to farm land to inspect powerlines which trees were growing dangerously close to. Below partner level, senior associate Rob Holloway  represents Safestore in seeking to injunct a private road owner from interfering with a right to park outside Safestore’s Acton facility by maintaining segregated pedestrian walkways, and advises a Westfield-Hammerson joint venture regarding vacant possession to facilitate a redevelopment of the Whitgift Shopping Centre. Principal associate Arren Thornton advised United Utilities Water on a rating appeal of its entire network, securing a refund of £7m.

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