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Our well-established Civil Team has experience of all aspects of residential landlord and tenant, often acting for landlords with large residential estates.
We deal with enfranchisement, breach of covenant, forfeiture, rent arrears, Rent Act, assured and shorthold tenancies, assignment and guarantees. Junior tenants and working pupils are available for defended and undefended possession hearings.
We deal with commercial landlords and tenants across the full spectrum of offices, shops, factories and leisure facilities. We handle rent reviews, 1954 Act Part II renewal of tenancies, breach of covenant, assignment and guarantees.
We are regularly instructed by local authorities, housing associations and tenants in housing cases, including judicial review. We enjoy preferred set status with Brighton and Hove City Council.
Resolving disputes involving land, including ownership, sale of land, forfeiture of deposits, mortgages, trusts, adverse possession, trespass, nuisance, boundaries and easements is a core part of our service.
As part of the complete range of services, which we offer to the property industry, we regularly act in construction disputes of all sizes, from a tennis court to a housing development, for both private and public sector clients. We are used to dealing with building disputes that arise from large scale renovations of housing stock. We know from experience how costs can easily become disproportionate to the value of a claim, particularly where there are many parties. We aim to give clients an early view of merits and quantum to enable them to exert pressure with a Part 36 offer. We encourage ADR.
PART 36: A Round Up of Recent Developments by Rachel Baker - Mar 2021
Rebecca Morgan interviews Stuart Wright about Paperless Working at the Bar for Lexis Nexis - Feb 2021
Restrictive land covenants: Paul Ashwell examines two recent Supreme Court cases - Feb 2021
Paul Ashwell rounds up the key commercial and property Supreme Court cases of 2020-2021 - Feb 2021
Natasha Isaac considers COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Counsel Magazine - Jan 2021
ToLATA Claims : review of how the Courts determine an individual’s (beneficial) interest in land (part 1) - Jan 2021
1COR Abseil the i360 for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity - Dec 2020
Brighton Bar Society ‘First steps towards a career at the Bar’ with Richard Ager, Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Dec 2020
The “Subject to contract” umbrella: Joanne Properties Ltd v Moneything Capital Ltd  EWCA Civ 1541 - Dec 2020
Kate Richmond successful in Occupiers Liability Act claim - Nov 2020
See you at the virtual ULaw Pupillage Fair - Nov 2020
Court of Appeal confirms no appeal from refusal to allow an oral hearing following TWM - Nov 2020
1COR recommended by Chambers Guide 2021 as a leading set on the SE Circuit - Oct 2020
Delighted by the Legal 500 Set Overviews and Testimonials - Oct 2020
Reflections on Reflective Loss: Sevilleja v Marex Financial Limited  UKSC 31 - Oct 2020
Welcoming new tenants Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2020
1COR barristers highly recommended in latest Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021 - Sep 2020
Stuart Wright looks at Online Mediations : Do they really work? - Sep 2020
Catch up on our latest Civil Law Seminar on housing possession claims and civil procedure amendments - Aug 2020
Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Annual Virtual Conference with 1COR barristers - Jul 2020
Setting Aside Judgment for Fraud and The Disclosure Pilot with Paul Ashwell & Kate Richmond - Jul 2020
Scott Storey successful in ordinary residence determination by the Secretary of State - Jun 2020
Hope Spalding shares her experience as a Second Six Pupil in The Times - May 2020
Possession Proceedings under Covid-19: the Latest From the Court of Appeal - May 2020
Tips and Tricks we’ve learnt from Remote Recorded Hearings - May 2020
(Remote) Life at the Bar with the Sutton Trust - Apr 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak – Information for Clients - Mar 2020
Open for Business! 1COR’s Richard Ager supports the University of Brighton’s Legal Clinic launch - Dec 2019
Welcome to our new pupils Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2019
Abha Pandya and Scott Storey speak at recent Court of Protection seminar - Mar 2019
Paul Ashwell uses waiver to win land contract dispute - Dec 2018
1COR & Orbis Law present ‘Mental Capacity Act 2005 Training for Local Government Lawyers’ - Nov 2018
Stuart Wright succeeds in a High Court action following the dissolution of a share of freehold company - Oct 2018
Legal Directories give Crown Office Row a series of top marks - Dec 2015
Seminar / Webinar – Human Rights & Real Property Litigation - May 2015
Seminar/Webinar – Injunctions & Damages in Property Litigation - Mar 2015
Legal 500 Directory names 12 Brighton Members as leaders - Sep 2011
Stuart Wright successfully represented a HMO landlord in a civil action against him - Jul 2017
Simon Sinnatt interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex - Mar 2011