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In terms of their strength and depth, they are absolutely first-class.


David Barrett

Partner and Head of Property & Land Dispute Resolution


David has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with disputes relating to land and property. He has built up a reputation for dealing with complex residential leasehold issues, as well as dealing with commercial property matters and Agricultural Land. David advises clients from a wide variety of backgrounds.



“David Barrett is consistently excellent. Clients love him, he is very calm  at all times, but that doesn’t change his ability to fight the client’s case hard. He has been doing property litigation for such a long time, he brings a huge amount of experience to a case.” Legal 500


  • Expertise: David has been involved with many areas of dispute relating to land and property, and has acted for large property owning companies, country estates,  local authorities, high street ‘names’,  businesses, as well as individual owners of land and property, including both landlords and tenants. Examples of particular strengths:
    • Residential leaseholds
    • Commercial property and business leases
    • Disputes involving land e.g. boundaries, adverse possession
    • Rights of way
    • Covenants restricting the use of land
    • Agricultural land issues
    • Residential management advice
    • Obtaining possession of land and property
  • Background: David started his legal training in 1981 with Central London firm Rabin Leacock Lipman, with whom he qualified in 1990, and stayed with them until 1996. After a few years with city firm Pullig & Co. David worked for Thomas Eggar (Now part of Irwin Mitchell) for 15 years, before joining Adams & Remers in 2016.
  • Recent Cases: David acted for a local authority successfully overturning a challenge by a very organised residents group to limit the payment of Service charges relating to major works within the city. The case was high profile and reported in the local newspapers. David continues to advise one of the largest private Landlords in London particularly in relation to Service charges and consultation procedures.
  • Personal interests: David is an avid follower of Arsenal FC, has a wide interest in music, and enjoys reading, cooking, cinema and walking his dog, Mojo, in the Sussex countryside.

Very satisfied with result.  David was professional, fast and trustworthy. Would highly recommend.” Client review on Google Reviews.

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