We advise property owners, landlords and tenants on a wide range of real estate disputes, including:

  • disputes about ownership of, and interests in, property
  • disputes about the acquisition of property
  • disputes about contracts, leases and mortgages (including construction or interpretation)
  • misrepresentation
  • professional negligence
  • insolvency and property
  • joint venture disputes
  • landlord and tenant
  • repossession of property, including eviction of squatters
  • recovery of rent and service charges
  • business tenancy disputes
  • dilapidations and disrepair claims
  • rent reviews
  • rights of way and rights of light
  • party wall and boundary disputes

Our clients include property investment companies, institutions, developers and retailers. We also have expertise in acting for not-for-profit bodies.

Our team

Our highly-regarded specialist team deals exclusively with property disputes. We are ranked in The Legal 500 (2022) where we are described as "a high-quality firm" known for our "excellent knowledge of their subjects, clear and concise advice with the client’s best interests considered at all times." 

Chambers UK (2021) describes our experts as "very responsive and good at explaining themselves."

The team is headed by Jason Hunter, one of the UK's leading real estate litigation lawyers and the author of published works in the field.

All team members are members of the Property Litigation Association and/or the Housing Law Practitioners Association.

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our social housing solicitors on 020 3826 7525 or complete our enquiry form.

ADR Group

Francesca Kaye and Richard Frimston trained as mediators with ADR Group qualifying in 1996. Jason Hunter trained as a mediator with ADR Group qualifying as a mediator in 1997.


Property Litigation Association

All Contentious Property solicitors are members of the Property Litigation Association. Jason Hunter is a former chairman and Paul Greatholder is a current director.


Property Litigation Association

The PLA is a members' organisation for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.



The LSLA was formed in 1952 and currently represents the interests of a wide range of civil litigators in London. It has some 800 members throughout London among all the major litigation practices, ranging from the sole practitioner to major international firms.


ADR Group

ADR Group is acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading authority in mediation and other dispute resolution techniques. We are known for the quality service we continue to provide and have provided for the past 20 years.


Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Leading the field in dispute resolution and conflict management. The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is an independent non-profit organisation with a public mission and supported by multinational business, law firms and public sector organisations.


Society of Construction Law

Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including ADR, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.