Akhil Markanday

  • A partner in the firm's Real Estate Disputes Group with 11+ years' experience of complex high stakes disputes and managing risk across clients' UK activities.
  • A Solicitor Advocate, described by Chambers as 'a strong player in the market', 'good with opposition and extremely clear', and praised for giving 'a rounded commercial view on the key risks'.
  • Advising on landlord and tenant disputes such as rent reviews, dilapidations, forfeiture and possession claims, rent/service charge recovery and business lease renewals.
  • Also advising on sale and purchase disputes, neighbour and development disputes, including advising on rights of light, insolvency related matters and professional negligence actions.
  • Successful high profile and well-publicised injunctions include preventing Occupy London protestors from occupying land belonging to a number of the firm's key clients ' this attracted significant press attention and all efforts ensured that BLP was at the forefront of this important issue.
  • Reported decisions include: Century Projects Limited v Almacantar (Centre Point) Limited (2014); Hotgroup Plc v The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (as Trustee of Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust) (2010); and Hiscox Syndicates Limited and another v The Pinnacle Limited and others (2008).
  • Ranked by Chambers as a 'Notable Practioner' for Real Estate Litigation.
  • A member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA) the British Council of Shopping Centres, the British Council of Offices, and the British Institute of Facility Managers.

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