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Ben Robinson, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Real estate litigation

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Ben is a partner in the firm’s real estate litigation team and represents a range of clients including landlords, tenants and developers. He provides comprehensive advice on residential property issues to include rent and service charge disputes in the First Tier Tribunal, enfranchisements claims, party wall claims, boundary disputes and adverse possession claims. He also specialises in property related professional negligence claims and vacant possession strategies for large scale development sites.

He works closely with institutional landlords, advising on breaches of covenant, forfeiture and the recovery of arrears, and social housing providers in relation to the effective management of their portfolios including possession proceedings, disrepair claims, anti-social behaviour and injunctions for access.

Ben is a member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, the Property Litigation Association and the Social Housing Law Association. He regularly contributes articles to industry publications such as The Housing Law Monitor and Lexology and leads seminars and bespoke training sessions for clients and other property professionals.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a residential development company in relation to professional negligence proceedings in the Technology and Construction Court where the damages claimed exceeded £2 million.
  • Advising a client in relation to a retrospective planning application for change of use coupled with an appeal against an enforcement notice served by the local authority.
  • Securing an order for sale regarding agricultural land in circumstances where there was a dispute between the two beneficial owners.
  • Successfully defending an application in the First Tier Tribunal in relation to a complex service charge dispute on behalf of a residential landlord.
  • Advising a social housing client in relation to the requirements of the Section 20 consultation process and the need to apply for dispensation in circumstances where a latent defect in the design and construction of the building constituted a health and safety risk to the residents.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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