Tom Seabrook > gunnercooke LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

gunnercooke LLP
53 KING STREET
MANCHESTER
M2 4LQ
England

Work Department

Property Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Tom is a property advisor dealing with the resolution and avoidance of disputes together with general advisory work delivering commercial solutions to all types of, often complex, real estate problems.

Tom is dual qualified as a solicitor and Chartered Surveyor. Accordingly he has a real understanding of real estate in all its forms.

He spent several years as a senior portfolio manager, managing and rationalising a large portfolio for a FTSE 100 investor and developer gaining a strong understanding of value maximisation including release of marriage value, valuation generally, building condition, construction techniques and general landlord and tenant matters.

Since cross-qualifying he has acted for numerous owner occupiers, landlords and tenants on all manner of issues involving both residential and commercial property. His expertise includes landlord and tenant (renewals and opposition, service charge disputes, rent reviews and termination including forfeiture), Land Registration, rights of way and other easements (express or implied), boundaries and other neighbour disputes, proprietary estoppel and restrictive covenants, including modification and discharge.

Tom has an interest in regeneration, planning and the environment and is experienced in the contentious aspects of these including site assembly and planning enforcement.

In addition, Tom acts regularly for banks and other lenders dealing with their most complex disputes including title issues, frauds and professional negligence claims.

His experience and commercial outlook have gained him a reputation for getting to the heart of complex and involved matters, quickly identifying the issues and providing cost effective remedies at an early stage.  He has been recognised by The Legal 500 2021 and 2022 as the Recommended Lawyer.

Memberships

Previous Law Firms

  • TLT
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Halliwells
  • Eversheds

Previous Businesses

  • Chartered Surveyor with Colliers Erdman Lewis / Colliers CRE and Chesterton

Education

  • College of Law, York (LPC)

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Property litigation

With experience handling high-profile complex disputes, the team at gunnercooke LLP regularly advise landowners, investors, and management companies. Dual qualified as a chartered surveyor, Tom Seabrook has a unique understanding of the market and considerable expertise in residential management company disputes and in commercial dilapidations. Jen Morris, who heads the real estate litigation practice from Manchester, provides strategic advice to clients with a focus on landlord and tenant matters.