James Rees > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
3 TEMPLE QUAY
TEMPLE BACK EAST
BRISTOL
BS1 6DZ
England
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Work Department

Property litigation.

Position

James is a partner and head of the firm’s property litigation team. He specialises in dispute resolution involving contentious commercial property matters, advising a broad range of clients (both landlords and tenants) in all aspects of contentious commercial property. Particular areas of expertise include dilapidations; service charges; restrictive covenants and easements; rent reviews; contractual and development disputes; nuisance claims; complex contested lease renewals; insolvency related disputes; contested rating appeals and boundary disputes. He has published articles and lectures to clients and property professionals on a wide variety of property litigation topics.

Career

Solicitor, Denton Hall Burgin & Warrens 1991; associate, Eversheds1997; associate, Bond Pearce 2001; partner, Bond Pearce 2004; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

Memberships

Property Litigation Association, BCSC.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Real estate > Property litigation

(Leading individuals)

James ReesWomble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

With a ‘strong team of partners and associates who bring different skill-sets to bear in a property-related dispute’, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP covers commercial, residential and agricultural matters with its Bristol-based team. Dilapidations, contested rating appeals and restrictive covenants form part of practice head James Rees‘ advisory offering. Sasha Hinton specialises in general commercial disputes and is ‘commercial, assured and has great tactical acuity’. Managing associate Naomi Cunningham left the firm in June 2022.