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 real estate 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 real estate disputes. Chambers UK (2018) notes "this is a terrific firm combining high standards with a very personal approach", with emphasis on "terrific strategising" and "truly excellent client service".

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.

Many of the property litigation solicitors in the team are members of the Property Litigation Association.

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.


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.


Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We also have a flexible and innovative approach to litigation funding which enables us to offer our clients, in appropriate cases, a series of funding choices tailored to their particular requirements. For further information please read our commercial litigation funding information sheet

Property Litigation Association

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


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.


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.



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.