Senior Associate, Real Estate Disputes

Guy Evans

Guy is a property litigation solicitor acting for developers, landowners, specialist lenders and private individuals. While his practice covers the full range of property litigation work, his particular focus is on development disputes. Guy often works closely with our specialist development and property finance teams to help resolve issues at an early stage before disputes arise.

Guy Evans

Specialisms & expertise

  • Development disputes, including overage, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, rights to light and easements
  • Judicial reviews of planning decisions
  • Property insolvency, including advising on tenant insolvency, acting for lenders enforcing their security, and acting for insolvency practitioners realising property assets
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes, including lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, rent arrears, breach of covenant, forfeiture and dilapidations
  • Residential possession proceedings against assured shorthold, assured and Rent Act tenants
  • Neighbourly matters, including boundary disputes, party wall disputes and nuisance.

Examples of work

Acting for a developer in urgent trespass proceedings

Acting for development finance lenders in enforcement of security over development sites

Acting in judicial review proceedings of planning decisions in the High Court and Court of Appeal

Advising a developer as to riparian rights relating to a culverted stream running through a development site

Acting for a national retailer on commercial landlord and tenant issues across its portfolio of 350+ stores

Acting for a major build-to-rent operator on residential landlord and tenant issues across its portfolio of 2,500+ residential units

Acting for the buyers of a £3.5m residential property in Chelsea

Achievements & other appointments

  • Member of the Property Litigation Association
  • Shortlisted for Trainee Solicitor of the Year 2017 (Kent & East Sussex)


Guy graduated from the University of Southampton with a 2:1 honours degree in Philosophy. He completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP University, being awarded a Commendation and Distinction, respectively.

He trained with Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP in 2016. Post-qualification, he worked for a leading West End firm before returning to Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP in 2022.