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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.

He 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 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 ranked in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide 2023. His team are noted by commentators as "[having] long been considered a market leader in the real estate disputes sector, well able to hold its own against the big hitting City firms."

He qualified as a solicitor with DLA Piper's London Property Litigation team in 2005 and joined Forsters as a Partner in 2016.


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

Contact

T: +44 207 863 8319
M: +44 7976 974 634

“Ben Barrison is a masterful litigator. He is calm under pressure, excellent with clients, and his thorough and detailed knowledge of property law and litigation is applied expansively and in a considered fashion to the cases he works on.” The Legal 500 UK, 2024
"Ben is highly knowledgeable, very collaborative, thoughtful and considered to work with. You can see the value added to cases from his clever strategic perspective." Chambers UK Guide, 2024
"The people are what make Forsters such a great place to work. I am surrounded by highly talented and experienced lawyers who I have an opportunity to learn from every day. Everyone is very approachable and you are supported and encouraged to become the best lawyer you can be."
Alice Gordon-Finlayson, Associate, Planning
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