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Claire Lyon

DWFM Beckman

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Claire is an experienced property litigator within the dispute resolution department.  She undertakes a broad range of property dispute resolution cases and specialises in commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters, acting for both private individuals and large commercial PLCs.

Claire’s clients are mainly landlord and tenants, property owners and developers.  Her practice includes providing advice and assistance in the following matters:

  • landlords and tenants in relation to lease renewals, assignments and under-leases, dilapidations and repairs, rent reviews, rent and service charge recovery and property insolvency
  • advising property owners in respect of boundary disputes, party walls, restrictive covenants and easements, rights of way, rights of light, adverse possession and compulsory purchase
  • advising developers with issues arising from contracts and options, development and funding agreements, restrictive covenants and easements, trespass and nuisance, highways, party walls and rights of light and rights of way


Claire trained at Linklaters in London and was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003.


Claire is a member of the Property Litigation Association, Women in Property and also a member of the PACT Committee (Professional Arbitration on Court Terms) scheme which enables clients to resolve lease renewal disputes through arbitration rather than the court process.


Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DWFM Beckman 'goes the extra mile for a successful conclusion'. The team’s expertise includes commercial contract and corporate disputes; insolvency and debt recovery; IP issues; property and trusts; and professional negligence. Other areas of strength include civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, Demetris Dionissiou is 'very tactically aware', Sharokh Koussari 'achieves the required results'; and Claire Lyon is 'approachable and helpful'. Other key contacts include Elizabeth Johnson, Naylah Hamour and Colin Jaque.

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