London law firm Howard Kennedy is pleased to welcome Edward Cooper, who has joined the Real Estate Dispute Resolution practice as Partner.
Edward has experience across all areas of real estate litigation, however his primary focus is commercial real estate disputes and in particular on major developments. He has previously advised on large projects such as the "Tulip" development in the City, the development of Brentford Football Club's new stadium and the redevelopment of the IBM Building on the Southbank. He also regularly advises on matters such as rent arrears, lease renewals, and dilapidations. He has acted for clients such as Canada Life, representing them in a complex rent review claim against a major retailer and acting for McLaren on right to light matters.
Edward joins from Taylor Wessing where he was Senior Counsel. He was also a member of the firm's Balance in Business committee which focused on improving gender balance in the legal sector. At Howard Kennedy he will build on this experience and support Amanda McNeil, Head of the Real Estate Dispute Resolution practice.
Commenting on his appointment, Amanda McNeill, Head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution at Howard Kennedy, said: “I look forward to having Edward support our practice and help drive our growth plan forward. His extensive experience in advising on major developments complements our existing practice, and I am confident that Edward's arrival will not only increase new business but provide extra experience and depth of expertise to assist our existing clients."
Edward Cooper said: “I am very excited to join Howard Kennedy’s Real Estate Dispute Resolution team, one which is on a clear upward trajectory and provides the perfect platform for me to further develop my leadership skills. Following the pandemic, we have seen an increase in real estate disputes, both on new developments and in existing commercial real estate, and I hope my addition to the team, at this busy time, will help position us for growth in 2022.”