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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Brian Kilcoyne

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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Litigation and dispute resolution.


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).


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


Property Litigation Association; RICS; Dilapidations Steering Committee Member.


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


Family and music.

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Brian Kilcoyne - Lewis Silkin LLP

Within: Property litigation

The ‘efficient and effective litigators' at Lewis Silkin LLP have experience in dilapidations, break clauses, property insolvency and lease renewals. Dilapidations are a particular specialism for practice head Brian Kilcoyne and Mario Betts who both provide ‘able and safe litigation hands’. The pair recently deployed their expertise for client MullenLowe on a dilapidations claim amounting to 1.5m. Other highlights include acting for Pizza Express on a contentious renewal and obtaining an injunction for Canada Goose against protesters who oppose the sale of fur at the client’s store in Regent Street. Other clients include Harrods, Network Homes Limited and Notting Hill Housing Group. Paul Hayes is head of the housing litigation team and assists clients with housing management issues.

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