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Ben BarrisonPartner, 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.
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.
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.
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’.
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"A force to be reckoned with in the property litigation world. He is a great technical lawyer, both in his knowledge of the substantive law and in his command of procedure." The Legal 500, 2020
"Very competent in forming the strategy for securing the best outcome." Legal 500 UK, 2019