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Bhavini Patel is an excellent solicitor with a keen eye for detail – intelligent and intuitive when it comes to strategy.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Bhavini Patel is a real estate dispute resolution solicitor with a practice spanning both commercial and residential property matters. She acts for investors/landlords, developers and tenants. Bhavini is also Co-Head of the Building Safety Group.

Bhavini regularly acts on contentious issues involving retail property and developer clients. She advises on business lease renewals, breach of covenant claims, break notices, possession claims, site clearance, forfeiture claims, contractual disputes and trespass actions.

As Co-Head of the Building Safety Group, Bhavini is an advisor on building safety matters including landlord and leaseholder certificates, accountable person and principal accountable person's responsibilities, registration of higher-risk buildings and recoverability of service charges incurred in remediating buildings. Bhavini works closely with the firm's construction team in relation to these issues. 

She provides strategic advice to clients at all stages of the life cycle of a property, from planning, development and occupation and property management through to disposal. Bhavini focuses on ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements whilst also protecting the value of the asset. 

Her practice spans County Court and First Tier Tribunal proceedings. She tailors her straightforward advice focusing on a non-contentious resolution. With litigious issues, Bhavini has the experience to resolve matters through negotiated settlements and has attended numerous settlement meetings and successful mediations.

She is a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Recent work

  • Advising a developer client on redevelopment and successfully assisting in a site clearance of a large multi-occupied site.
  • Assisted the country's leading house-builder with the fire safety review of its entire estate.
  • Providing strategic advice to landlord, developer and investor clients to ensure compliance with the obligations imposed by the Building Safety Act 2022. These include remediation obligations and recovery of associated costs, acting in an application for a remediation order, compliance with accountable person obligations and advice regarding landlord/leaseholder certificates. 
  • Acting for a number of landlords to forfeit commercial leases and negotiating settlement to avoid applications for relief from forfeiture.
  • Advising Battersea Power Station on an application for dispensation under s.20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This required communications with over 600 residents. 
  • Acting for tenants of residential premises on complex service charge disputes.
  • Acting for landlords and tenants in opposed and unopposed lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
  • Acting for retail clients in managing portfolio matters, including lease renewals, dilapidations, breach of covenant claims and service charge disputes.


  • Ranked, Associate to Watch, Real Estate Litigation, Chambers UK 2024
  • "She is a superb lawyer; she's tenacious, firm and patient." Chambers UK 2024
  • "Bhavini is very bright and clearly going places. I like working with her." Chambers UK 2024
  • Ranked, Associate to Watch, Real Estate Litigation, Chambers UK 2023
  • "Bhavini is an excellent, pragmatic lawyer in whom I have total confidence." Chambers UK 2023
  • "She is not only a stickler for detail but also looks at things in the round to see where to go to get the best results for her clients." Chambers UK 2023
  • "She leads with impressive skill and an eye for detail. She is excellent and very good with clients." Chambers UK 2022
  • "She is excellent and very good with clients." Chambers UK 2022
  • Listed as a Key Lawyer, Real Estate: Property Litigation, Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Bhavini Patel – very effective communicator who leaves no stone unturned in fighting the clients corner." Legal 500 UK 2023
  • "Bhavini Patel is very experienced, knowledgeable and pragmatic." Legal 500 UK 2022
  • "She is hardworking with great client service and high standards." Legal 500 UK 2022
  • "Bhavini Patel is a superb lawyer who never loses site of the bigger picture. Her cases are always prepared meticulously." Legal 500 UK 2022

Did you know

Bhavini has a Blue Peter badge which she got for building Tracy Island - this will make sense to Thunderbird fans!


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