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Lewis Silkin
5 CHANCERY LANE
CLIFFORD'S INN
LONDON
EC4A 1BL
England

Work Department

Real Estate and Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner specialising in all areas of real estate litigation: landlord and tenant (commercial and residential), property valuation, contract and conveyance, development disputes (overage easements, restrictive covenants, rights of light, telecoms) propertyrelated finance and insolvency, nuisance/trespass, professional negligence, party wall and related disputes. Reported cases: Re Vedmay Ltd (disclaimer); Virgin Group Ltd v de Morgan plc (professional negligence); Baron Dynevor v Richardson (profits a prendre); R v Environment Agency ex p Dockgrange Ltd (waste management); R v ITC ex p Flextech plc (judicial review); Morells v Oxford United Football Club (restrictive covenants); Montalto Monella v Pizza Express (rent review); Dunster Properties Ltd v First Secretary of State 2 P&CR 26 (planning), McGuckian and others Lands Tribunal (collective enfranchisement), Blom-Cooper and others v Social Security Commissioners (housing benefit).

Career

Trained Denton Hall, qualified 1992; partner Lewis Silkin 2000. Dilapidations Forum Steering Committee.

Memberships

Property Litigation Association; RICS; Dilapidations Steering Committee Member.

Education

Tonbridge School, Kent; Oxford University (BA Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Family and music.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Brian KilcoyneLewis Silkin LLP

The team at Lewis Silkin advises clients on a wide range of matters; their expertise includes insolvency, telecommunications, dilapidations, rights of light, housing management litigation, trespass and development. Brian Kilcoyne has over 30 years’ worth of experience. He is well versed before courts and has conducted cases before the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Criminal Courts and the Lands Tribunal. Mario Betts is also noted for his expertise in commercial landlord and tenant disputes and property insolvency.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers

Led by Brian Kilcoyne, the real estate team at Lewis Silkin ‘go the extra mile’ for clients across the media and entertainment, retail, hospitality and leisure sectors when advising on high-value development projects and regeneration mandates. Rachel Francis-Lang is a key contact for corporate occupier matters, including the negotiation of commercial leases and acquisitions of headquarters premises on a pre-let basis. Anthony van Hoffen, whose ‘knowledge and expertise is exceptional’, leads the development and regeneration group, which counts major projects in the private and public sectors in its workload. Other key members of the team include co-head of the firm’s retail, hospitality and leisure team, Julia Poulter, who handles landlord and tenant issues and property management work, and planning expert Sara Hanrahan, who advises on redevelopment projects and regeneration schemes.

London > Real estate > Commercial property: development

Led by Brian Kilcoyne, the real estate team at Lewis Silkin ‘go the extra mile’ for clients across the media and entertainment, retail, hospitality and leisure sectors when advising on high-value development projects and regeneration mandates. Rachel Francis-Lang is a key contact for corporate occupier matters, including the negotiation of commercial leases and acquisitions of headquarters premises on a pre-let basis. Anthony van Hoffen, whose ‘knowledge and expertise is exceptional’, leads the development and regeneration group, which counts major projects in the private and public sectors in its workload. Other key members of the team include co-head of the firm’s retail, hospitality and leisure team, Julia Poulter, who handles landlord and tenant issues and property management work, and planning expert Sara Hanrahan, who advises on redevelopment projects and regeneration schemes.

London > Real estate > Planning

The planning practice at Lewis Silkin works together with the firm’s real estate group to provide ‘excellent support’ to its clients, which include developers, corporate occupiers, luxury retailers and investors. ‘Excellent strategic planning adviser’ Sara Hanrahan co-heads the practice with Brian Kilcoyne, who is the head of real estate and development. Hanrahan is ‘very good with clients and knowledgeable in her field’, particularly regarding major redevelopment and urban regeneration projects.