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Dutton Gregory LLP

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Fax 01962 863582
Bournemouth, Eastleigh, Poole, Winchester

South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Hampshire
Commercial property: Hampshire - ranked: tier 4

Dutton Gregory

Commercial property is a bedrock of Dutton Gregory's work. Its offering has undergone a significant transition, with Alan Sydney retiring from private practice in 2018, along with fellow partners Lorne Campbell and Roger Breese. Denise Bull, who has more than 30 years of experience, succeeded Sydney as the department practice head and the group has been bolstered by a number of lateral hires. The firm undertakes all types of commercial property work, with specialisms in the care homes, charity, retail, hotels, leisure and telecoms sectors.

Practice head(s):Denise Bull

Other key lawyers:Richard Brown; Julia Davies; Rachel McNulty


'An approachable team with truly multi-disciplinary expertise'.

'Denise Bull provides expert guidance in commercial property law and takes a proactive approach'.

'Highly personable and professional'.

'Always try to understand what is important to the client and help achieve their goals'.

'Excellent quality of service'.

Work highlights

  • The sale of a freehold subject to 40 residential flats and 9 Commercial Tenancies worth £4.75 million for an investment company.
  • Purchase of freehold reversion and acting for buyer of freehold for £5 million to existing lease for motor company.
  • Grant of option to developer exercisable on grant of planning permission for residential development worth £3 million.
  • Portfolio management for estate agent with annual rents ranging from £20,000 to £100,000 per annum, including management of a number of properties as well as new lease terminations, renewals and surrenders.
  • A Section 106 agreement which secured financial planning contributions totalling more than £3.5 million as well as a number of non-financial obligations for an agricultural company, including suitable alternative natural green space (SANG) and open space.

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Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

Dutton Gregory

Dutton Gregory has an excellent record handling all types of contentious issues relating to commercial and residential properties. It fields a property litigation team, which is headed up by senior associate Louise James, and sits within the commercial litigation department. In addition to James, Claire Bunton is another key figure in the group. The firm also operates a separate specialist landlord and tenant department, which is led by Robert Bolwell, whose experience includes dilapidations claims, possession cases and contentious issues associated with large block management portfolios.

Practice head(s):Robert Bolwell; Louise James

Other key lawyers:Claire Bunton


'This is a very strong property litigation team which is unique in its focus on residential tenancy disputes'.

'I have always found the property team at Dutton Gregory to be very efficient and conscientious; they are a pleasure to work with'.

'The team is approachable and provides an outstanding service to both clients and counsel'.

'I was impressed by the efficiency, professionalism and breadth of knowledge of professionals at Dutton Gregory'.

'The team was timely throughout and always made sure we fully understood the advice offered and actions taken every step of the way'.

'Dutton Gregory is very much a 'Goldilocks' firms; it is large enough to offer sufficient resources and small enough to take a personal approach to its clients'.

'The firm's landlord and tenant practice is in a class of it`s own; the lawyers are approachable and offer succinct advice which enables me to complete the task as needed'.

Key Clients

Countrywide Estate Agents


Work highlights

  • Assisting a client with various interlinked matters in a protracted and highly sensitive dispute between neighbours in relation to a property of significant value.
  • Advising a client on various contentious commercial lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, including both opposed and unopposed claims.

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