Thomas joined the property litigation team in April 2016.
Since qualifying in 2012, Thomas has dealt with a range of commercial, civil and property disputes. The nature and subject matter of these disputes have been broad and includes claims issued through the civil courts, adjudication, the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and resolving claims through negotiation, mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Thomas now specialises in commercial property litigation, advising clients in relation to a wide range of commercial property disputes. These include landlord and tenant matters (such as lease terminations and renewals, dilapidations, lease covenants, recovery of arrears and rent reviews) and wider property issues including easements (including rights of light, rights of access, utilities), option agreements, title issues, restrictive covenants and interpretation of contracts.
Thomas is a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Examples of experience include:
- Acting for landlords and tenants in relation to lease termination and renewal, including advising on Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 issues
- Advising on enforcement of lease covenants, including interpretation of covenants and service of notices requiring remedial action
- Assisting landlords with portfolio management where possession is required to carry out redevelopment work
- Advising on option agreements, including in relation to renewable energy sources, and completion of easements.