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Farrer & Co | Tom Dobson, Associate

Practice areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Contentious Trusts and Estates

Tom is a specialist property litigator acting for a range of organisations and private clients seeking to resolve their property related disputes in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

Tom deals with a variety of residential and commercial property matters for both landlords and tenants. He has conducted litigation in the County Court, High Court and the Property Tribunal and has wide ranging experience of alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation, arbitration and expert determination.

He acts on both sides in relation to leasehold disputes involving breaches of covenant such as unlawful alterations and sub-letting, the non-payment of ground rent and service charge as well as dilapidations claims and forfeiture proceedings. He also has extensive experience bringing and defending possession claims, particularly the removal of trespassers from both residential and commercial premises.

Tom’s specific commercial practice includes the full range of landlord and tenant-based disputes as well as property insolvency related matters, and he advises extensively in relation to opposed and unopposed business lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

On the residential side, Tom also deals with all aspects of enfranchisement and acts for landlords in relation to unlawful sub-letting through short term letting websites.

Tom aims to conclude disputes quickly and cost-effectively in order to minimise the time, costs and stress associated with litigation wherever possible.

Tom qualified as a solicitor in 2016.

  • Tom is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

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