Miles Paffard > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Real estate.


Partner specialising in property litigation – commercial and residential; landlord and tenant disputes including opposed lease renewals, rent review, dilapidations, landlord and tenant insolvency, opposed alienation, service charge, forfeiture and other possession claims, leasehold enfranchisement, rights of first refusal, squatters actions; land law disputes including adverse possession, easements, restrictive covenants, nuisance, trespass, boundary and neighbour disputes. Clients are all property clients of Cripps LLP including government departments, local authorities, property investment companies, retail landlords and tenants, housebuilders and RSLs.


Trained Cripps LLP; qualified 1995; assistant solicitor Cripps LLP, 1995-99; associate 1999-2002; senior solicitor Nabarro 2002-05; partner Cripps LLP 2005.


Property Litigation Association.


Angmering School, Angmering; Hull University (1992 LLB Hons 2:1); College of Law, York (1993 LSE Pass).


Cricket, football, tennis, music, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Public sector > Public sector

(Leading individuals)

Miles PaffardCripps

Cripps is sought out by a broad range of clients from the public sector, including central government bodies, local authorities and universities. The team is especially well versed in asset management, property dispute resolution, development and regeneration work. James Lee heads up the construction practice and specialises in non-contentious transactional work for a range of high-profile clients, while Miles Paffard leads the property dispute resolution team, and stands out for handling complex high-value landlord and tenant matters. Head of the planning team Beth Gascoyne is well equipped to work on an array of complex planning matters, such as Section 106 agreements for regeneration and development projects. In early 2024, the firm acquired Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors, which added the expertise of James Clewlow, Holly Goacher and Oliver Parsons.

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

Counting major property investors, HNWIs, and local authorities amongst its key clients, Cripps’ property dispute resolution team has extensive expertise in property insolvency and residential leasehold enfranchisement. Operating out of Tunbridge Wells, Miles Paffard leads the team, deploying his ‘encyclopaedic knowledge’ to work on opposed business lease renewals, service charge disputes, and dilapidations. Mike Scott is a ‘first-rate litigator’, regularly handling contract disputes and development agreement issues, while Nitej Davda concentrates on residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. Having been promoted to partner in May 2022, Richard Housley focuses on issues concerning easements and covenants. In early 2024, the firm acquired Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors, which added the expertise of Gail Morris, Craig Burton, James Clewlow and James Clewlow.