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Gary Scott

Gary’s practice focuses on property disputes for landowners, landlords and leaseholders. He acts extensively in disputes about land ownership and Trusts of Land.

He deals with a wide range of landlord and tenant matters including statutory lease extensions, collective freehold purchase and ‘Right to Manage’.

He also advises developers and investors as to pre-emption rights under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 and in particular how to avoid them…!

Gary’s recent cases include:

  • Acting for a charity in respect of a claim for specific performance of a property sale contract.
  • Acting for an offshore trust in a matrimonial dispute relating to the beneficial ownership of UK properties.
  • Advising an occupier in respect of Adverse Possession of land in Notting Hill
  • Advising a group of lessees about unreasonably high block insurance contributions.
  • Advising residents of a gated community with regards to a claim by the local authority to reinstate a Right of Way through their development.
  • Acting for a group of lessees in respect of a heavily contested right to manage application

Reported cases

Re Easy Letting & Leasing Ltd [2008] EWHC 3175 (Morgan J.)
Application to restrain the advertisement of a winding-up petition; approach the Court should take where allegation that debt is bona fide disputed on substantial grounds.