Senior Associate, Real Estate Disputes

James Parratt

James is a specialist in the area of real estate disputes that includes commercial and residential landlord and tenants disputes, development disputes, property insolvency issues and other property issues such as rights of way, covenants, party wall and boundary issues.

James Parratt

Specialisms & expertise

  • Forfeiture
  • Possession claims
  • Rent and service charge disputes
  • Dilapidations
  • Break clauses
  • Appointing fixed charge receivers
  • Appointing administrators
  • Bankruptcy
  • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Easements
  • Covenants
  • Party wall and boundary.

Examples of work

Lender client: Appointing fixed charge receivers over a development to dispose the units on the site.

Commercial landlord client: Our client operates a metal refinery next to the River Thames, and owns land which is occupied by tenants.

The appointed liquidator did not take responsibility for many items, including the digger, the crane, the barge, as they considered these items to not belong to the liquidated tenant.

Charity client: A charity client exercised an option in a lease to terminate the lease on grounds that the premises were forced to close as a result of government legislation.

Developer client: Our client was served with a notice to complete a purchase and the seller sought to forfeit the deposit and rescind the contract before the right to do so arose.

Residential landlord client: A tenant issued a disrepair claim against our client in circumstances where the tenant damaged the property and failed to pay rent.

Achievements & other appointments

Member of the Property Litigation Association.


James graduated from University of Hertfordshire –with a 2:1 – Law with Philosophy and graduated the Legal Practice Course from BPP Law School.