Gavin McLeod
Call: 2010
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Real Estate Profile

Property law in various respects is a main component of Gavin’s practice. Issues upon which he advises, pleads and appears regularly include those of land registration, TOLATA/co-ownership, easements (express, implied and prescriptive), forfeiture and other landlord and tenant questions, and priority. He deals with related issues, such as of trespass, boundaries and nuisance – including in difficult neighbour litigation. He appears in courts and the property tribunals. In trusts of land work, he regularly considers the application of the 1996 Act and other issues, such as of equitable accounting/compensation and overriding interests. He has also conducted seminars on various questions upon which he has advised, such as to the validity and enforceability of Notices, and alteration/rectification of the Register.

Gavin has been junior counsel in contentious High Court proprietary estoppel litigation as to the ownership of a farm following partnership dissolution.

In landlord and tenant work, Gavin is often concerned with questions arising in respect of business leases, service charges and the legal consequences of informal arrangements (including for possession purposes). In court, he has experience of possession actions, rent arrear and service charge claims, forfeiture proceedings and those for breach of covenant.

Gavin undertakes regular work in the arena of local government rating, in which his property expertise often proves of considerable utility. His property work often overlaps with that in probate, professional negligence and personal insolvency.