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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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ADELAIDE HOUSE, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, EC4R 9HA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3400 1000
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Fax 020 3400 1111
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Michael Metliss

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Work 020 3400 4833
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

Work Department

Real estate disputes.

Position

Michael is a partner who is a highly experienced and extremely well-regarded real estate litigator, who has regularly advised and acted for major property companies and institutional owners in relation to a wide range of real estate issues; from redevelopment to rent review, from disclaimer to distraint, from rights of way to dilapidations, from professional negligence to nuisance, from services charges to forfeiture, from tenant insolvency to trespass and from rectification to misrepresentation.

 

Career

Trained Bartletts de Reya; qualified 1984; partner SJ Berwin 1991-2010; head of property litigation; partner BLP 2010.

Member

Property Litigation Association.

Education

Haberdashers’ Aske, Elstree. Warwick University (1978 BA Hons History).

Leisure

Football, golf, music. Middle East, film.


London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Metliss - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Within: Property litigation

The team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP sits ‘at the top of the pile’ following the merger between legacy firms Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave. Akhil Markanday took over as practice head from the ‘hugely experienced’ Wendy Miller and ‘masterfully knowledgeable’ Roger Cohen who both remain active. The group excels in rating law, rights of light work and rent reviews and is praised for its ‘partner-led approach’, which is supplemented by ‘good use of junior and support members to maximise efficiency’. Cohen recently deployed his ‘specific and learned expertise’ in the Court of Appeal, representing Tesco in a case related to the rates liabilities arising from ATM machines. In a further highlight, Markanday is advising Heathrow Airport in regard to the occupation of sites adjacent to the airport by a protest group.  Newly promoted partner Rashpal Soomal is also recommended, as is Michael Metliss for his work on asset management issues.

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