Russell Cooke Putney London 2

About Patrick

Getting to know my clients is important to me and helps me deliver solutions which work for them. I help a wide range of individuals, businesses and charities in avoiding property disputes arising and resolving them when they do. I have a particular interest in residential and real property matters.

Patrick’s practice encompasses the wide variety of property disputes that can arise. He has expertise in both residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes and dealing with neighbourly matters such as: boundary disputes, restrictive covenants, nuisance and party wall matters. 

Patrick also acts for those who are eligible for Legal Aid in defending possession proceedings and reviewing the suitability of housing provided under homelessness legislation.  

Patrick has extensive experience in leasehold property disputes assisting lessors and lessees, managing agents and freeholder companies of residential blocks. 

Patrick is representing clients affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in the public inquiry and has assisted them with related housing matters.


  • Helping managing agents, lessors and lessees effectively manage residential blocks in resolving noise nuisance and other breach of lease matters

  • Recovering rent and service charges for residential and commercial landlords through ADR and the court process

  • Successfully resolving an action for trespass and unauthorised works at the pre-action stage

  • Advising a client and their surveyor on a neighbour dispute which concerned the jurisdiction of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996  

  • Assisting a freeholder in an Access to Neighbouring Land Act matter and obtaining a significant premium and favourable terms for access

  • Helped a client achieve the sale of a high value property and obtaining vacant possession from a  common law tenant

  • Assisted executors in obtaining vacant possession of an estate asset and resolving a boundary dispute

  • Resolved a long-running right to light dispute and negotiated favourable terms for the freeholder of Central London property. 

  • Supported a vulnerable individual facing eviction, helping them appoint a litigation friend and settle the proceedings

  • Advising on housing suitability reviews and establishing that a vulnerable social-housing client required a two-bedroom property following a suitability review. 

  • Achieved a successful outcome in a section 204 Housing Act 1996 appeal. 

I received first class service from Patrick Kershaw I don't think you could have improved my experience.


  • Studied English literature and film studies at Sussex University
  • Achieved a Graduate Diploma in Law at Brighton University
Very much appreciated that the advice I was given was good, sensible and honest.


  • Housing Law Practitioners Association
  • Property Litigation Association
  • Member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Society, an organisation promoting excellence in party wall practice

Patrick's highlights



Landowners: take heed of restrictive covenants

In light of the case of Fosse Urban Projects Ltd v Whyte & Ors, associate Patrick Kershaw explores restrictive covenants and what not to do..
Patrick Kershaw, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Patrick Kershaw
3 min Read


A fairer private rented sector— implications for landlords and tenants

Harshini Ranchhod, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team. Patrick Kershaw, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Multiple Authors
6 min Read
Harshini Ranchhod, Patrick Kershaw


Reflections on the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

Patrick Kershaw, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Patrick Kershaw
3 min Read
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