- Boundary disputes
- Common land and greens
- Proprietary estoppel
Sam is regularly instructed in boundary disputes, enjoying recent success in a four-day trial that resulted in a finding of indemnity costs against the Defendant. Sam appreciates the very real risk of costs escalating in often emotive neighbour disputes and encourages mediation where practicable.
Trusts and Probate
- Administration of estates
- Inventory and account
- Inheritance Act 1975 claims
- Undue influence and capacity
Sam was recently instructed in an Inheritance Act 1975 claim with a £1 million net estate. He also regularly advises on issues of lack of testamentary capacity, recently instructed in a mediation where his client secured a £265k settlement where lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence were alleged.
Landlord & Tenant – Commercial and Residential
- Renewal of business tenancies
- Rent arrears
- Relief from forfeiture
- Dilapidations & disrepair
- Deposit protection scheme
- Possession claims
- Unlawful eviction claims
- Applications for Antisocial Behaviour Injunctions and subsequent committal proceedings
Sam is increasingly instructed in commercial leasehold disputes, and recently advised alongside leading counsel a on repairing covenant and its applicability to RAAC. Sam is familiar with the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 and regularly advises on the issues that arise from the new legislation.
Commercial and Consumer law
- Debt claims
- Liability of unincorporated associations
- Consumer Rights Act 2015
- Consumer credit
- Package Travel Regulations 1992
Sam regularly advises on contractual disputes, recently advising on the defence of a claim exceeding £100,000 in respect of leased computer equipment and software.