Ownership & Property Disputes

Practice Area Specialist:

Steven Wood

Steven joined Stillwells in 2015 as a senior litigation associate, bringing with him 20 years’ experience in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Steven’s extensive experience has seen him litigate in County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and various tribunals such as the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) – acting for clients in a number of significant cases including the landmark Court of Appeal case on tenancy deposits, Superstrike Ltd. v. Rodrigues.

Disputes relating to property, boundaries and rights of way can often be very distressing – particularly when involving neighboring parties who live or work within close proximity. Stillwells’ philosophy is to try and help clients resolve issues amicably outside the court arena where possible to avoid unnecessary time and expense.

Should an issue not be resolved through alternative means, Stillwells is also highly-experienced in representing clients in court for ownership and property-related disputes.

The types of disputes we are able to assist clients with include:

  • Boundary disputes, g. a neighbour installing a new fence without consultation, housing extensions or overhanging shrubbery.
  • Rights of way disputes, e.g. disagreements about uses of shared driveways and common access paths.
  • Neighbour disputes, e.g. nuisance neighbours

Recommended in the Legal 500, Stillwells pride themselves in providing a high quality service, with all clients benefitting from direct contact with the senior solicitor who be handling the case personally. Customer service is also of paramount importance at Stillwells, and we work hard to keep you updated throughout each stage of the process and are on hand should you have any questions.