Partner, Real Estate Disputes

Alison Sparks

Alison is a specialist in the field of contentious property related matters. Alison helps clients to resolve disputes relating to property through the High Court and County Court, the appropriate Tribunal and/or through alternative dispute resolution process such as mediation. Alison provides a constructive and pragmatic approach to help clients achieve their objective in a cost effective way.

Alison works closely with colleagues in the commercial sector, including real estate and corporate commercial, assisting clients in an advisory role to address any contentious issues or issues that might become contentious at a later date.

Alison Sparks

Specialisms & expertise

  • Opposed and unopposed lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Claims relating to agricultural tenancies
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Disputes relating to easements such as rights of way and drainage rights
  • Trespass and nuisance claims relating to land
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Enfranchisement and lease extension claims
  • Claims under the Land Registration Act 2002 such as applications for the alternation of the register of title and indemnity claims
  • Contract disputes relating to property for example misrepresentation, breach of contract such as failure to complete
  • Trusts of land and the duties of trustees
  • Advising on property commercial portfolio management issues.

Examples of work

Acted for a client in connection with a claim arising out of a buyer’s failure to complete a contract for the purchase of a department store

Assisted a client in connection with a successful application made to the Land Registry

Dealing with a successful application to the Land Registry

Acts for a large food retailer in connection with the management of leasehold properties

Assisted a client in connection with the resolution of a family dispute

Acts for a number of clients to assist with the management of their property portfolio

Achievements & other appointments

Alison is a member of the Property Litigation Association, Women in Property and the Agricultural Law Association.

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Alison is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.