Edward Cooper advises on a wide variety of contentious real estate matters at all levels of the court hierarchy. His aim is to provide clear strategic advice, founded on good commercial sense.

Edward's clients have included large corporates and pension funds, together with wealthy individuals, whether based within the UK or internationally. He regularly advises on matters including:

  • Development advice, including neighbourly matters and rights to light
  • Business tenancy renewals
  • Lease enforcement, including rent arrears and forfeiture
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Rent review
  • Service charge disputes
  • Insolvency matters impacting real estate interests
  • Boundary disputes

Edward's approach is to be clear and to the point, even when dealing with the most complex matters. He has recently acted on several major development matters, drawing in several fields of his expertise and requiring a sound strategic approach.

Edward has strong relationships with professionals across the real estate sector, and has spoken at seminars and major events including the annual RICS UK Building Surveying Conference.

Edward is recommended in Legal 500 and is also a member of the Property Litigation Association.

Recent work
  • Acting for McLaren on a complex rights of light instruction concerning a large student housing development.
  • Advising a developer on the new Electronic Communications Code, as well as contentious lease renewal claims blighting a large development site in Camden.
  • Advising the owners of 30 St Mary Axe (aka The Gherkin) on contentious landlord and tenant management issues.
  • Settling a complex High Court claim concerning a tenant's failure to comply with a building lease of a large mixed-use development site on Notting Hill Gate.
  • Representing a pension fund in a complex rent review claim against a major supermarket worth £20 million.
  • Acting for a landlord in a contested rent cesser claim following a major terrorist event that was settled at a successful mediation.
  • Advising on the development of Brentford Football Club's new stadium at Lionel Road.
Listed as Key Lawyer, Real Estate: Property Litigation, Legal 500 2022
Did you know

Ed is a keen mountaineer, with worldwide experience and a first ascent in the Himalayas, but these days he's happiest on family walks in the Surrey Hills.


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