Property dispute resolution

If you own land, or if you occupy it, there is a risk you will be involved in a property dispute. We will work with you to quickly develop a strategy to manage your dispute and to achieve the outcome you want.

Each dispute is different, as are the needs of each of our clients. Our expertise in litigation, arbitration, expert determination, mediation and negotiation means we can offer a strategy to meet your needs.


Cardiff Council/Llanishen Reservoir

Acted on behalf of Cardiff Council/Cardiff Harbour Authority in successfully making an application for a new business tenancy of a new sailing centre at Llanishen Reservoir.

Hafod Care

Represented Hafod Care in a dispute with a Local Authority over the leases of 7 care homes.

Millennium Stadium plc

We advised the Millennium Stadium plc on the applicability of the 1954 L&T Act to catering and franchise facilities in the Stadium.


Acting for a public conservation body in defending claims by residents and businesses relating to a landslide.


“They clearly know their stuff and they express it in an easily understandable way.”

“They’re excellent. They have a professional approach but they deal with you on a personal basis.”
Chambers UK 2016

While litigation is intrinsically demanding and stressful,  Hugh James gave us unparalleled support and excellent service. Jessica Blandford was painstaking in her attention to detail and consummate in her professionalism, and I cannot thank her enough for helping bring the matter to a successful conclusion.
Rhiannon Rowley, Managing Director, Abaca

Thank you again for your prompt response which led to an immediate resolution and prevented a potentially difficult situation from developing.  Your legal advice makes a very significant difference to the way we are able to do business and has a positive effect on our financial performance.
Mike Norgate, Director, Clarnor Estates Ltd

The ‘knowledgeable’ team at Hugh James excels in the public sector arena, acting for local authority consortia, the Welsh Government and the Crown Estate, and the firm’s strong housing association client base. On the private sector side, it advises significant housebuilders, the Millennium Stadium, Dwr Cymru and Celtic Energy. Its service levels are ‘excellent’.
Legal 500 2013

The group has a diverse client base, and also acts for house builders, local authorities, public sector bodies and utilities and energy companies. Sources appreciate that they “look for solutions instead of telling us what we can’t do.”
Chambers UK 2013


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