Ian McEwan, Senior Associate, Property Disputes

Ian McEwan

Partner

Property Disputes

About Ian

Ian is a Partner in the Property Disputes team in our London office. He helps landlords, tenants, property owners and developers to resolve their property-related disputes.

Having trained at a leading City law firm,  Ian has specialised in property disputes since qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.  He advises on a wide range of issues, including the disputes that arise between landlords and tenants on a day-to-day basis regarding the management and occupation of large investment property portfolios.

Ian acts for institutional landlords, developers, commercial tenants and individuals. His particular areas of expertise include:

  • opposed and unopposed lease renewals
  • disputes regarding the payment of rent and service charges
  • issues regarding break notices
  • forfeiture and possession claims
  • applications for consent to assign or underlet
  • issues regarding disrepair, reinstatement and other breaches
  • removal of trespassers
  • property-related insolvency issues
  • disputes between neighbouring landowners regarding rights of way, boundaries and restrictive covenants.

Ian's work highlights include:

  • obtaining injunctions in the High Court to prevent a development in Central London from trespassing against his client's land and to stop it from interfering with his client's right of way
  • helping a prominent charity to defend the largest dilapidations claim brought in its history, which was subsequently settled via mediation
  • opposing various lease renewals under section 30(1)(f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to help a PLC clear a large mixed use site in Manchester for redevelopment.

Memberships

Ian is a member of the Law Society of England & Wales and the Property Litigation Association.

"Thanks to Ian's expertise and swift response, keeping me updated and aware of time frames etc as well as advising on possible costs being incurred he has managed to bring my landlord/tenant dispute to a satisfactory conclusion, dispute being under difficult circumstances. I can thoroughly recommend and would not hesitate to use Ian again should the need arise."

Dave Axford