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Robert Boucher

Robert Boucher:

Solicitor

Robert joined the Real Estate Dispute Resolution department at Howard Kennedy in February 2017, having previously worked in a West End firm's property litigation department. 

Robert's practice encompasses all manner of property disputes, including commercial and residential disputes. Robert has particular expertise in leasehold enfranchisement, acting for landlords and tenants in collective enfranchisements and lease extensions.

Robert has litigated in the High Court, County Court, Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Robert is a member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA) and the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).

Recent work

  • Acting for the leaseholders in the landmark joint appeal to the Upper Tribunal on relativity to be applied when calculating the premium for lease extensions (Sloane Stanley Estate v Mundy and others [2016])
  • Acting for a FTSE 250 listed property developer in a £6m claim against a tenant for breach of covenant to fit out and trade from a commercial property
  • Defending a commercial landlord in a £5m High Court claim brought by the tenant
  • Acting in multi-party High Court proceedings defending a mortgage possession action whilst also making a claim against a Trustee in Bankruptcy on the basis of a claim of beneficial ownership of the residential property
  • Acting for a residential landlord in a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation against an estate agent
  • Advising on service charge disputes for commercial and residential tenants
  • Acting for landlords and tenants in opposed and unopposed commercial lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

Random fact

Robert is a season ticket holder at Arsenal Football Club, and is also a published musician who has been played on BBC Radio 1.

Robert Boucher: Solicitor