John Muncey > Wedlake Bell LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Wedlake Bell LLP
71 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET
LONDON
EC4V 4AY
England

Work Department

Commercial property.

Position

Partner specialising in property litigation including commercial landlord and tenant disputes and management-related issues and issues relating to service charges, dilapidations, break notices, lease renewals and rent review. John also acts for developers and landowners in connection with disputes relating to title, adverse possession, sale contracts, party wall and rights of light issues.

John also advises on residential service charges and handles leasehold enfranchisement claims. He also specialises in property-related professional negligence claims. Some examples of his recent work include: business tenancies – acting for the landlord of public house premises in London’s West End, who was seeking to manage the pub itself in successfully opposing the tenant’s claim to a 15 year lease; dilapidations – obtaining an interim payment of £800k for the landlord in ongoing proceedings in the Technology & Construction Court; adverse possession – successfully establishing title following defended proceedings against the adjoining owner before the Property Chamber First Tier Tribunal in respect of land forming part of Markenfield Hall, Ripon.

Career

Qualified 1983; Wedlake Bell 1988 to date, partner 1996.

Memberships

Property Litigation Association; CEDR accredited mediator.

Education

Southampton University (1980 LLB Hons).