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122893 CAMBRIDGE 4

Nigel Maguire

Work 01223 431103
Ashtons Legal

Work Department

Property Litigation


Senior Associate


Nigel qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has a wealth of experience and expertise in all issues relating to property management, both legal and commercial.
Areas of expertise include:
  • Commercial Leases - advice on tactics and procedure relating to lease renewals including interim rent applications, break notices, application of PACT to 1954 Act proceedings, commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR), dilapidation claims, forfeiture, enforcement of leasehold covenants and tenant insolvency
  • Advice on compulsory purchase procedure and Nationally Significant Important Infrastructure Projects under the Planning Act 2008, application of Section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to override third party rights.
  • Enfranchisement - collective and individual
  • Advice on farm business tenancies and agricultural holdings.
  • Freehold property - title disputes, easements, nuisance, boundaries, adverse possession claims, enforcement of restrictive covenants and rights to light.



East Anglia: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Ashtons Legal handles contentious matters for numerous Cambridge colleges including Churchill College, Corpus Christi and Magdalene. It also supports Savills PLC in the management of its national property portfolio, and acts for Cambridge Building Society in relation to the provision of services to borrowers. Head of litigation Michael Frape leads the practice, in which associate Nigel Maguire is the key practitioner. He exhibits 'good attention to detail and the ability to grasp and deal with complex issues and give detailed advice'. He assisted a landowner with the enforcement of a pre-emption agreement over adjoining land. The 'calm, efficient' Mark Merriam  in Bury St Edmunds is praised for his 'honesty, integrity and ability to apply simple solutions to problems, coupled with a unique skill of removing the stress from all circumstances and situations through his overwhelming professionalism'.

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