Goodman Derrick Real Estate Dispute Resolution Team Recommended by Legal 500

Goodman Derrick’s growing Real Estate Dispute Resolution team has been recommended for the second year in a row by the Legal 500, a leading legal directory that conducts independent market research in order to recommend law firms for their commerciality and client focused advise.

The six strong team advise in both the commercial and residential property sectors. Commercial clients include nationwide retail chains, property developers, investors and managers of substantial portfolios as well as international organisations with UK property interests. Residential advice covers the management of blocks and resolving disputes concerning service charges, the enforcement of covenants, management agreements, tenant and landlord default, forfeiture and relief from forfeiture.

The team provided submissions to the Legal 500 research team for the first time in 2014 and were pleased to receive a ranking based on the recommendation of its clients. The team’s success continued in 2015 with the directory finding that:

“The ‘fantastic’ Goodman Derrick LLP, led by Craig Walker, acts on commercial and residential disputes, with specific expertise in leasehold enfranchisement” and that Deborah Rider was found by the researchers to have “commercial acumen”.

Craig Walker, head of the team, commented, “we’re delighted with this endorsement of our approach.”

The recommendation tops a good year for the team following the publication of the new edition of Paul McAndrews’ Commercial Property Litigation, one of the leading texts for property litigators (more information on which is available here), and a number of significant new instructions from both established and new property clients.

For more information please contact partners Craig Walker or Deborah Rider on +44 (0)20 7404 0606 or visit the team’s webpage.

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Goodman Derrick

  • The firm is made up of 32 experienced partners managing a team of 90, organised into specialist practices and sector groups.
  • Recognised as leading lawyers by the independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
  • “The kind of firm that gains your trust and never loses it.” Chambers and Partners Guide to the Legal Profession.
  • A member of the worldwide Legal Netlink Association.


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