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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Partner, Head of real estate disputes

London: Real estate

Property litigation

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Matthew Bonye - Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Within: Property litigation

The ‘outstandingly professional’ team at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is noted for its ‘strength and depth of talent’. Headed by the ‘calm and authoritativeMatthew Bonye, the group recently acted for Canary Wharf in the settlement of a £500m claim for rent and damages against the Lehman Brothers. Bonye has also been advising British Land on potential issues of rights to light at a development site neighboured by over 120 freeholds and leaseholds. Julia Tobbell is cited for her ‘remarkable intellect’ as is the ‘brilliant and charming’ Matthew Weal. Martin Dawbney is recommended for his advice on large-scale developments and Tom Leech QC has expertise in professional negligence. The ‘sparkling and wonderful’ Frances Edwards and the ‘energetic and perceptive’ Stephanie Trompeter are also singled out for praise by clients.

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