Raworths LLP
Property & Land Disputes Property & Land Disputes

Property & Land Disputes


We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Matthew Hill

Head of Commercial Client Services and Head of Dispute Resolution

Jonathan Mortimer


Adam Colville-Robins


Sophia Bavin


Disputes in respect of property are frequently of importance to businesses and individuals alike, particularly when the value of land is so high. Raworths’ Dispute Resolution Unit is here to guide you through what can be a complex and highly technical area of law.

We have extensive experience of resolving property disputes and act for a variety of clients, including large institutional landlords, agricultural land owners, private individuals and tenants of commercial premises.

Our lawyers have extensive experience of dealing with contentious property issues in Leeds, Harrogate and throughout the country.

Our specialisations include:

  • Adverse possession of land
  • Claims involving breach of lease covenants
  • Compulsory purchase compensation claims
  • Possession notices and claims regarding residential property
  • Recovery of unpaid rent
  • Construction law disputes
  • Contested commercial lease renewals and rent reviews
  • Co-ownership disputes
  • Covenants affecting land use
  • Disputes arising from the sale of land
  • Disputes regarding rights of way and other easements
  • Disputes relating to options and contracts for the purchase of land
  • Disputes with neighbouring land owners
  • Eviction of trespassers
  • Boundary issues
  • Forfeiture and possession claims including peaceable re-entry
  • Lease dilapidations claims
  • Property related insolvency issues
  • Recovery of unpaid rent and service charges using court proceedings, distraint and insolvency proceedings

If you would like any further information please contact our litigation lawyers Jonathan Mortimer or Matthew Hill

“The property litigation team at Raworths is excellent. Their extensive expertise and experience combine with their tenacity and determination to achieve the very best outcomes for their clients at every step. The team’s engagement with clients is flawless – professional, approachable and helpful.”

Legal 500 UK 2024