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Partner & Team Leader

Robert Twining

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Profile

Robert is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team. He specialises in all aspects of landlord and tenant disputes, easement and restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, nuisance, trespass, property-related professional negligence claims, conveyancing remedies and enfranchisement.

Robert joined Warners in 1987 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 1989. Robert became a partner in 2005 and was a member of the Management Board from 2010 to 2015.

Experience

Reported Court of Appeal Cases

  • Rodway v Landy
  • Montrose Court Holdings v Shamash
  • Larkstore Ltd v Technotrade Ltd

Some of Robert’s cases have included:

  • Advising private and commercial clients upon express and prescriptive rights of way
  • Advising clients upon potential claims for adverse possession
  • Advising clients upon the enforceability of restrictive covenants and application to the Lands Tribunal for modification and/or discharge of covenants
  • Advising clients upon boundary disputes
  • Advising joint owners and clients claiming a beneficial interest in relation to their entitlements and seeking orders for sale in order to realise beneficial interest. This includes a recent case whereby an order for sale was made for a property valued at £3.5million and an order for costs being made in the client’s favour.
  • Advising clients upon contested and uncontested commercial lease renewals including the service of section 25, section 26 and section 27 notices
  • Advising clients upon potential claims in relation to the encroachment of Japanese Knotweed
  • Advising private clients upon potential claims in relation to defective building works
  • Advising private landlords in relation to rent arrears and recovery of property
  • Advising commercial clients in relation to reclaiming rent arrears and forfeiture of leases and other remedies
  • Advising landlords and tenants in relation to service charge disputes
  • Advising clients in relation to their rights to extend their long lease or enfranchise the freehold of their leasehold property
  • Advising private and commercial clients in relation to all aspects of property disputes
  • Advising clients in relation to nuisance and other forms of neighbour disputes

Recognition & Memberships

  • Country Land and Business Association
  • Property Litigation Association

Support

If Robert is unavailable please contact, Rachel Bell, 01732 747935, [email protected]

Gets to the heart of things quickly and sensibly

Sources note that Robert Twining “doesn’t posture or waste time arguing meaningless points. He gets down to the heart of things quickly and sensibly.” He heads the property litigation team at Warners Solicitors, regularly handling landlord and tenant disputes.

Chambers & Partners
/ Recommended Lawyer

Friendly & professional service

"We have been so impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the service that we have received from Miss Jennifer Beynon and Mr Robert Twining at Warners Solicitors in recently dealing with the sale of our property in London. We would not hesitate for one second in recommending their friendly & professional service to anyone and that is certainly a compliment coming from us who have regular dealings in property matters. A great team - thank you very much."

Mr & Mrs Andrew Kingsley-Daniells
/ Client Review

Excellent and very knowledgeable

Robert Twining is a respected practitioner handling the full range of property litigation. He frequently advises blue-chip clients and has further niche expertise in the control of Japanese Knotweed. Sources describe him as “excellent and very knowledgeable.”

Chambers & Partners
/ Recommended Lawyer