Stephen Scott is an expert in commercial property disputes, providing strategic and pragmatic advice to landlords, tenants, developers and investors. His clients include retailers, property companies, developers and pension funds.

Stephen is a solicitor with over 30 years’ of experience in advising on commercial property disputes. He has a wealth of asset management experience dealing with business lease renewals, rent reviews, dilapidations and rent and service charge disputes, as well as property-related insolvencies. More recently, Stephen advised on Covid-19 legislation affecting tenants and landlords.

Stephen has had a number of reported cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords on issues ranging from leasehold enfranchisement to business lease renewals to break notices.

Stephen also has a lot of experience in property development, regularly advising on vacant possession strategies as well as squatters and protestors.

He has particular expertise in the retail and consumer sector, acting for tenants and landlords.

Stephen also has a passion for mental health and wellbeing and sits on the wellbeing committee of the Property Litigation Association.

Recent work
  • Covid-19 advice to retailers and landlords relating to closure and reopening of non-essential retail and rent arrears.
  • Dispute between a tenant and a landlord and the building’s insurers arising out of a flood.
  • Possession proceedings for a high net worth landlord relating to a prime central London residential premises.
  • Expert determination for a developer concerning planning conditions in an agreement for lease with a national retailer.
  • High value dilapidations case for a data company tenant.

Stephen has been ranked as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 for many years.

Did you know

Stephen has twins with different birthdays (and different star signs!) - they were born ten minutes before and ten minutes after midnight.

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