Martin Thomas > Gowling WLG > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gowling WLG
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Work Department

Property litigation, real estate group.


Partner (advocate and mediator) specialising in disputes relating to real property and to clients in the real estate sector including disputes regarding: joint ventures, redevelopment, insolvency, asset management, enforcing security, business rates, compulsory purchase/compensation, acquisition and disposals, possession, business tenancies, landlord and tenant, rights to light, easements and restrictive covenants over land.


Trained Herbert Smith 1987-89; qualified 1989; solicitor Herbert Smith 1989-97; partner, Herbert Smith 1997-2007; partner, Dundas & Wilson 2007-2012; partner Wragge & Co LLP 2012; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.


Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates; Property Litigation Association.


Worcester College, Oxford, BA Oxon (Jurisprudence) 1986; solicitor advocate 2002; CEDR accredited mediator 2005.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property litigation

(Hall of Fame)

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The team at Gowling WLG are well equipped to oversee property litigation matters at all levels, with a track record of representing clients before the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The practice is also well regarded for its expertise in telecoms. Clive Chalkley has over 20 years’ worth of experience as a litigator and often handles complex and high profile disputes. He co-heads the team with Martin Thomas who has over 30 years’ worth of real estate litigation expertise. His expertise also encompasses landlord, tenant and freehold property disputes. Another notable individual is Anne Waltham; she is well regarded for her expertise in rights of light matters.