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Blacks Solicitors LLP

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James Teagle

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Blacks Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Property Litigation


Partner and Head of Property Litigation


James Teagle joined Blacks Solicitors in 2012. He became a Partner in 2015 and currently heads-up Blacks’ Property Litigation team.

James has 15 years’ hands-on experience of resolving land and property-based disputes, and of dealing with estate management issues. This experience includes: business tenancy renewals; landlord and tenant disputes relating to service charge, rent review and dilapidations; and land disputes in respect of restrictive covenants, easements, trespass and claims for possession. James also specialises in working with LPA receivers and for secured lenders.

He is regularly involved in complex, high value claims and is recognised by The Legal 500 for his “measured approach and technical know‑how”. James also works closely with his property colleagues advising on large transactions which require specialist litigation input.

In addition, James is an active member of the Property Litigation Association and sits on its Northern Committee.


Property Litigation Association

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

At Blacks Solicitors LLP, department head Luke Patel is ‘very client focused and is driven by getting the right outcome for his clients and always delivers an impeccable service’. Patel is also a member of the personal injury and medical negligence team, and recently defended personal injury firm GSD Law in claims brought by Allianz alleging systematic fraud and misconduct. The team primarily acts for owner-managed business and private individuals. Other names include James Teagle, Oliver Gross and associate Aimee Hutchinson, who is ‘extremely approachable and has an air of confidence that puts the client at ease’.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Blacks Solicitors LLP’s ‘competent, professional and personable department’ includes ‘incredibly helpful’ group head James Teagle, who has ‘an excellent grasp of the technical issues’ and acts for secured lenders and fixed charge receivers in property disputes; Oliver Gross and senior associate Rachael Donnelly, who handles business tenancy renewals, landlord and tenant disputes, possession actions, trespass claims and boundary disputes. The team is also highly regarded in the holiday and home parks sector through the experience of ‘highly knowledgeable’ associate Aimee Hutchinson.

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