Guy Knight > DAC BEACHCROFT LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Real estates disputes.


Property litigation partner with over 20 years’ experience of property litigation across most practice areas, with a particular expertise in relation to disputes arising over all aspects of the residential development of land. He acts for most of the major house builders in this respect. He has particular expertise in restrictive covenants, rights of light easements and other common fetters on development, as well as disputes concerning overage and all aspects of development contracts. Guy supplies day-to-day specialist advice and assistance to his colleagues engaged in the purchase of development land. In 2013-2014 he acted for a national house builder in a high profile claim in which allegations of fraud, deceit and conspiracy were made against them by a subsidiary of a high street bank which were discontinued on the first day of a 3 week trial. He acted for the successful residential developer in the most important case on restrictive covenants in recent years Crest Nicholson v McAllister and also in another related Court of Appeal case Martin v David Wilson Homes which together have helped define the meaning of ‘a’!


Trained Radcliffes & Co. Qualified 1991. Made partner in present firm 2008. Radcliffes & Co (1989-2000); Davies Arnold Cooper (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2000 – present.


Portsmouth Grammar School; Christ Church Oxford (1984-87); Jurisprudence 2:1; Lancaster Gate School of Law (1987-1988).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property litigation

As an integral part of the firm’s residential development team, DAC Beachcroft LLP routinely assists developers with restrictive covenants, easements and rights to light issues as well as site clearances and other development-related matters, while, as another key area of expertise, the group regularly handles tenant matters arising from the management of shopping centers, such as lease renewals and dilapidations, and commercial portfolio-related issues. The ‘experienced and friendlyGuy Knight heads the team and is rated for ‘his strategic nous, which is hard to beat‘.