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Ashfords LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation




Victoria is a Partner in the Property Litigation Team specialising in property related disputes and property related professional negligence claims.

Victoria deals with all aspects of property related disputes including those involving option agreements, boundaries, encroachment issues, trespass, restrictive covenants and development disputes. Victoria’s clients range from developers and corporate clients to local authorities and private individuals.

Victoria also deals with wider property related matters including dilapidations, possession, service charges disputes, co-ownership, leasehold enfranchisement, and property related professional negligence.

Victoria has considerable amount of expertise in dealing with urgent without notice injunctions and time critical matters.



  • Private individual: Acting for a private individual in a high value undue influence claim and professional negligence claim involving a transfer of a farm and other property from a husband to a wife for no consideration.
  • Private individuals: Acting for private individuals in relation to a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors in relation to a commercial property transaction where there had been a failure to advise in relation to a VAT liability.
  • Private individuals: Acting for private individuals in relation to a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors in a residential purchase relating to an apartment in London where there was a failure to ensure the second floor of the apartment was included in the purchase and failing to ensure that there had been consent to carry out alterations.
  • Private individual: Acting for a private individual in relation to an undue influence claim which resulted in the client transferring her home and her only asset to her son and daughter in law and dealing with the professional negligence claim against the solicitors who dealt with the transfer.
  • London Borough Council: Advising a London Borough in relation to a range of property related disputes, including service charge disputes, disrepair claims, possession, nuisance, forfeiture claims, tree root claims, leaseholder disputes, environmental prosecution matters relating to the condition of properties, and contractual disputes.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Ashfords LLP acts for companies and private individuals in claims against professionals including surveyors, solicitors and accountants. Rory Mac Neice co-leads the team and also handles the general litigation practice; he handles claims against a range of professionals, with a particular focus on claims against veterinary professionals related to bloodsports. Victoria Bonnet also serves as practice co-head and focuses on disputes related to property transactions, while Stephen Homer handles claims in the construction sector. Senior associate Chris Freeman is noted for his work advising lenders on claims.

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

Sporting ‘considerable experience from partners to associates’, Ashfords LLP advises clients on matters ranging from professional negligence claims to commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters. Sian Gibbon leads the practice from Exeter, where Victoria Bonnet and Marjorie Batten are recommended for their expertise in both private and public sector property litigation. James Hemsley in Plymouth and the Bristol-based Warren Reid are further key contacts.