Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Ed

I help businesses, charities and individuals avoid, manage and resolve disputes relating to properties. Nobody wants disputes to arise but, when they do, I’m there to solve the problem as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Ed specialises in all aspects of property dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant disputes, business lease renewals and terminations, possession claims and development disputes.

Focusing mainly on commercial property disputes for commercial clients, Ed has a particular interest in the renewal and termination of telecoms leases under the Electronic Communications Code. Other specialisms include adverse possession, restrictive covenants and rights of way and light.

Ed has written several articles for industry publications including the Estates Gazette, Property Week and the Property Law Journal. He is a regular contributor to the Sunday Times 'Home Help' column and delivers seminars to real estate clients.

He joined Russell-Cooke as a trainee in 2003 and was promoted to the partnership in 2020.


  • Successfully settling £1.8 million dilapidations claim for office tenant

  • Acting in £4 million service charge dispute

  • Acting for various developers in seeking removal of telecoms masts to enable development projects

  • Acting in central London right to light claim, achieving settlement immediately prior to trial


  • Member of the Practical Law's Consultation Board for Property Litigation

  • Member of the Property Litigation Association

Ed's highlights



Navigating the 2017 Electronic Communications Code

In an era dominated by digital connectivity, agreements governing rights of Code operators are essential for...
Ed Cracknell, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team. Joe Maloney, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, real estate, planning and construction team.
Multiple Authors
5 min Read
Ed Cracknell, Joe Maloney


Is it safe to buy a house with squatters in it?—The Times

Partner Ed Cracknell has contributed to The Times 'Home Help' column advising on the risks of buying a house with a squatter in it, and the options available to...
Ed Cracknell, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Ed Cracknell
1 min Read


Landmark decision: Supreme Court’s ruling on injunctions and the rights of 'newcomers’

The Supreme Court recently handed down judgment on the validity and requirements of injunctions against ‘persons unknown’ in Wolverhampton City Council and...
Ed Cracknell, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team. James Underwood, Trainee in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Multiple Authors
4 min Read
Ed Cracknell, James Underwood
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