Party Wall Solicitor

Specialist in Party Wall and Basement Extension disputes

Specialist in Party Wall and Basement Extension disputes 

Whether you are seeking to enhance your property – for your own benefit or for investment reasons – or to protect the value or integrity of your property from the activities of a neighbour, you need the expertise of a specialist Party Wall solicitor. 

With deep experience in tackling Party Wall disputes, our specialist team of Party Wall solicitors have established a reputation for expertise and efficiency in these complex and often time-sensitive matters.  

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 defines the legal context for disputes in these areas, but interpreting it and ensuring that your actions are compliant and likely to yield the result you desire is far from straightforward. and require the expertise and experience of a specialist Party Wall solicitor. 

We can help. Matthew Hearsum, a partner in our Dispute Resolution team is a specialist Party Wall solicitor, who is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading expert in this field, and is the author of Practical Party Walls (2014).

He has advised on many of the high-profile basement cases in the news, and is the author of The Law and Practice of Basement Extensions (October 2016). He is frequently invited to speak to professional groups including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Pyramus and Thisbe Club and the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.

Matthew and his team are all qualified Solicitor-Advocates, which means that they have the right to appear in the higher courts.  The team will act for you all the way to a court hearing, if you need to apply for – injunctions to stop work where your property is or will be negatively affected – and appeals against awards, where a neighbour has halted your developments on what you believe to be inadequate or spurious grounds.

We have substantial experience in both of these areas and understand the importance of a rapid and accurate response to protect your interests. We are also experienced in liaising with planning authorities and other relevant professionals to help you address and head off any potential disputes before they impact your activities or the amenity of your property.

  • Injunctive awards
  • Injunctive awards
  • Appeals against awards
  • Negotiating planning
  • Regulating contractors
  • Noise and vibration
  • Incorrectly specified works

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Morrisons Solicitors Basement Extensions Conference 2017

Morrisons Solicitors host industry leading Basement Extensions Conference at the Ham Yard Hotel, London.