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Adam Colenso

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Wedlake Bell LLP

Work Department

Property litigation.


Partner specialising in a wide range of property litigation, including breach of covenant and forfeiture claims, dilapidations claims, lease renewals, rent reviews and arbitrations, service charge disputes (including claims against local authorities), enforcement action and distress, possession claims, disputes relating to protected tenancies, boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, right of way and other easement disputes. Also deals with TOLATA disputes, nuisance claims and litigation relating to public houses.


Adam took a History degree at Newcastle University and a Masters degree at York University. Thereafter he completed the CPE law conversion and qualified as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law. He was a Partner at Cumberland Ellis from November 2006 and joined Wedlake Bell LLP from Cumberland Ellis in April 2012 when the firms merged.


Law Society.


University of Newcastle (1991 BA); University of York (1992 MA); Manchester Metropolitan University (1994 CPE); Inns of Court School of Law (1995 BVC).

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Wedlake Bell LLP is ‘consistently good for a range of property disputes’ including forfeiture and possession claims, 1954 Act business lease renewals and restrictive covenants. Typical clients are landlords, investors, occupiers, developers and insolvency practitioners including Hargreaves Developments, Manpower and CALA Homes. 'Excellent and highly recommended' practice head John Muncey recently handled a case for Fresh Wharf Estates Limited. Injunctions were obtained against boat owners who have moored their boats adjacent to the client’s land which is set to undergo a major residential development. In another highlight, Adam Colenso has deployed his ‘good legal mind, practical common sense and commercial approach’ in a deposit dispute for Maylands Capital Limited. A £750,000 lock out agreement was paid to the client as part of a £30m property purchase though the opposing party later claimed a right to return on the basis of a defect of title and structural defects. Chan D'Souza has retired.

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