Clare Bellis > Freeths LLP > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP

Work Department

Clare heads up the property litigation team in our Oxford office. She acts for developers, public sector, retail, tenants, property investors, landed estates and charities in helping to resolve the full range of disputes relating to commercial, residential and agricultural property – all with the aim of maximising the value and enjoyment of the property.

She specialises in working with the rural and development sectors, acting as a property lawyer on option/promotion and development disputes and agricultural tenancy disputes. Clare also has wide experience in professional negligence claims, particularly those involving property.

Clare’s approach is to work alongside clients to fully understand their business and objectives, with an aim to resolve disputes as swiftly and cost effectively as possible. This may involve court proceedings, Land Registry adjudication or some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (such as mediation, arbitration or PACT).



Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Professional negligence

Freeths LLP‘s professional negligence team is skilled in handling a mix of both complex claimant and defendant matters for clients. Led out of Oxford by experienced practice head Duncan Crine, the group has expertise in claims across a range of industry sectors such as legal, financial, real estate and engineering. Managing partner Sarah Foster, who also jointly leads the team, is the key contact for trust and probate-related disputes. Highlighted for her ‘sensible approach’, property litigation head Clare Bellis specialises in professional indemnity matters.

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

Freeths LLP‘ real estate litigation group is spread across the firm’s offices in Milton Keynes and Oxford. The former focuses on work in the licensed leisure sector, acting for pub owners, pub-owning businesses and national and regional brewers. In Oxford the team has developed a reputation for its contentious agricultural property expertise, with a client base comprised of landed estates, charities, private and commercial investors and farming families. Mark Brown leads the Milton Keynes practice, with Clare Bellis heading up the Oxford group.