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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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David Feist

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Eversheds Sutherland

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David is a partner in real estate litigation, specialising in the resolution of property disputes.

David acts for institutional landlords, commercial tenants and major landowners across most economic sectors. He advises extensively on retail property asset management and recently won the reported rent review case of Martineau Galleries v Birmingham City Council.

David has many clients in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector and advises gas and electricity distribution and transmission licence holders on contentious issues relating to wayleaves, easements and land compensation claims. He also advises on land rights issues for on-shore oil and gas exploration and production.

David is a fully qualified Solicitor Advocate and a member of the Property Litigation Association. He has extensive experience of court litigation, arbitration, expert determination and Alternative Dispute Resolution processes including mediation. He is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners Legal Directory and The Legal 500 2014 editions

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West Midlands: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

David Feist - 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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