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Penningtons Manches LLP

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Ben Robinson

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Penningtons Manches LLP

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Real estate litigation


Partner in the firm’s real estate litigation team and represents a range of clients including landlords, tenants and developers. He provides comprehensive advice on residential property issues to include rent and service charge disputes in the First Tier Tribunal, enfranchisements claims, party wall claims, boundary disputes and adverse possession claims. He also specialises in property related professional negligence claims and vacant possession strategies for large scale development sites.

He works closely with institutional landlords, advising on breaches of covenant, forfeiture and the recovery of arrears, and social housing providers in relation to the effective management of their portfolios including possession proceedings, disrepair claims, anti-social behaviour and injunctions for access.


Trained at Dawsons LLP; qualified 2008; partner at Penningtons Manches in 2018.




Cranbrook School, Kent; University of Bristol (2003); Nottingham Law School (2005).

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

The ‘strong, commercial savvy’ lawyers at Penningtons Manches LLP ‘combine a deep knowledge of the law with commercial advice and pragmatism’. Practice head Donald Lambert ‘applies the law in a commercial and strategic manner’ while being ‘pleasant to work with and extremely knowledgeable’. Lambert specialises in portfolio management in addition to development disputes and has recently been advising numerous landlords in dilapidations claims valued in excess of £1m. In another highlight, Lambert acted for a client on the enforcement of a buyback option in a guarantee of sale and leaseback financing deal for properties valued at £4m and €10m respectively. Ben Robinson has been promoted to partner and ‘can be relied upon to spot all the angles and be on top of matter’. Robinson is ‘strong on the residential side’ while the ‘commercially astute’ David Masters has particular expertise in lease extensions, party wall awards and rights to light. Laura West joins the team, having previously worked at Irwin Mitchell.

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