Bryan Johnston > Dentons > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
THE PINNACLE
170 MIDSUMMER BOULEVARD
MILTON KEYNES
MK9 2HR
England

Work Department

Real estate, dispute resolution, litigation.

Position

Bryan is a partner and deals with all aspects of property litigation. He liaises extensively with colleagues across the firm in the Real Estate, Planning, Environment, Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, Energy, Corporate and Banking and Finance. Bryan is experienced in dealing with all of the unique aspects of real estate litigation in a contentious and advisory context. Bryan has built a specialist rights of light practice and is an expert in that field. Bryan is also highly experienced in dealing with the RE aspects of major insolvencies, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, tenant default, party walls, easement and covenant disputes, business rates, neighbourly disputes, service charge disputes, dilapidations disputes, professional negligence in the property context (including legal and surveying professional negligence), document construction, title disputes, negligence and nuisance.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance LLP, qualified 2004, made partner in present firm 2013. Publications of note: Multiple articles for the commercial property and legal press. Seminars provided to various industry bodies (BPF, RICS etc) and clients.

Languages

French (intermediate).

Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales; Property Litigation Association; Vice-Chair of the Property Litigation Association; Honorary Secretary of the Property Litigation Association; Law Reform Committee of the Property Litigation Association.

Education

University of St Andrews (MA 1997); University of the West of England (pg diploma 2001); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (LPC 2002).

Leisure

Hill walking; cycling; ski-ing; ice-skating; ice-hockey; rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

Dentons‘ Milton Keynes-based property litigation practice handles the full spectrum of contentious property matters for clients including landlords, tenants and developers, as well as well-known retailers and financial institutions. Bryan Johnston, based in London, leads the team, and has particular experience in handling complex right of light disputes. Also in London, David Payton covers the range of matters, including applications for consent and easements and property insolvencies. Senior associates Gemma Hunter-Barnes and Thomas Nolan are also recommended.