Chris is a partner in the Real Estate Dispute Resolution team, helping clients arrive at the right solution to their issue, minimising impact and maximising success. He is supported by our extensive dispute resolution practice with a proven track record in the highest-profile cases and cross-border, multi-sector expertise. 

He acts for clients across all sectors on contentious and risk management issues relating to their real estate portfolios. He has particular experience and expertise in acting for real estate development and retail clients. Chris also regularly advises operators and landowners on telecoms-related issues.

  • Acting for Torbay Borough Council on a £10 million claim by a developer in respect of a development agreement relating to Oldway Mansion in Paignton.
  • Acting for the John Lewis Partnership on the asset management of their property portfolio.
  • Acting for a multi-national US merchant bank on the rationalisation of their London office portfolio.
  • Acting for a major defence company on the asset management of their real estate portfolio.
  • Acting for two major airport operators on telecoms issues.
  • Acting for a market leading commercial developer on the termination of a development agreement relating to a development in South West England.
  • Acting for a listed company on vacant possession strategy for major South Coast development sites.
  • Acting for Stevenage Borough Council on the redevelopment of Stevenage town centre.
  • Acting for a residential developer on the discharge of restrictive covenants over a mixed use development site.
  • Acting for a major insurer on claims relating to damage caused by a warehouse fire in Northern England.

What others say...

Chris Preston is an excellent lawyer – commercially, intellectually and practically.

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