After graduating from University with a Masters degree in English Literature, Phil worked in-house at a specialist financial services company for a number of years before converting to law. He qualified as a solicitor in July 2018.
Covering all aspects of property disputers and property litigation, Phil has advised an array of clients, both corporate and individuals, on a wide range of issues, including possession and rent recovery, lease renewals and terminations, HMOs, boundary disputes, and adverse possession.
Phil takes a commercial approach to his advice, seeking to resolve disputes without the need for potentially expensive litigation wherever possible, all whilst obtaining the best possible result for his client.
In his free time, Phil enjoys reading, going to gigs, and watching his beloved Bradford City.
Landline: 0113 357 3208
A boundary dispute often includes two parties fighting over a small strip of land, where neither party changes its standpoint and legal costs quickly increase due to their unwillingness to use ADR. When establishing a boundary, complex questions arise such as:
These disputes can be notoriously complex and the final outcome can be uncertain. But there must be some other way to resolve this efficiently.
Now, there is.
A new Boundary Disputes Protocol has been created by the Property Litigation Association. The Protocol applies to both commercial and residential property within England and Wales and assumes that informal discussions have failed, and a more structured resolution is required. It is a FREE resource online for parties alongside relevant guidance.
There are a number of time limits and processes that the Protocol implements for parties in order to exchange information and resolve the dispute efficiently and consensually. Failure to comply with the Protocol could result in costs being awarded at court against the non-complying party.
The easy to read Protocol can be found here.