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The Property Litigation Association

Ben Barrison

Partner, Head of Property Litigation

Ben has a wealth of experience in all aspects of property litigation from high value complex litigation to day-to-day portfolio management support issues. He has particular experience in development risk management/elimination issues such as rights to light and vacant possession strategy.

Ben provides the full range of advisory dispute resolution/avoidance services, guiding a variety of clients through both informal solutions and the formal processes of litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Ben was a Legal Director in DLA Piper's London Property Litigation team before joining Forsters as a Partner in 2016. He is a former chair of the Property Litigation Association’s Education Committee and regularly presents training sessions and seminars on Property Litigation issues.

Ben is also the firm’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead Partner.

Covid-19 and commercial property rent recovery: new code of practice and restrictions on remedies to be extended

On 19 June 2020, the Government published the Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic ("the Code"). The Code was drafted by a Working Party comprising landlord and tenant representative bodies.

Covid-19 and commercial property rent recovery: new code of practice and restrictions on remedies to be extended

A quick guide to the rent collection minefield

With substantial sums still outstanding for the March Quarter, landlords face an even tougher battle collecting rents for the coming June Quarter. This Guide looks at the options likely to be available in light of Government action to date and future likely restrictions.

A quick guide to the rent collection minefield

The future of office space

Property Litigation Partner, Ben Barrison, and head of Forsters' corporate occupier practice, Glenn Dunn, have co-authored an article for EG entitled, ‘Office space: how to downsize for the new normal’.

The future of office space

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"He stays calm and is very strategic and experienced. He is very pleasant to work with and generous with his time." Chambers UK, 2022
"He's a pleasure to work with and has a good relationship with clients. He recognises the strengths and weaknesses of a case and gives clear instructions." Chambers UK, 2022
"One of the leading advisers in all areas of rural property in London. They have the ability to understand their clients' requirements and are not only expert in the legal field, but are also great negotiators. I'd certainly want them on my side. "
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