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Dov Ohrenstein

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Profile: Property

Experience and Expertise

Dov Ohrenstein is a barrister with substantial experience of a wide range of Property Law disputes. Dov’s recent court work has included:

Successfully appearing in a 5 day county court trial concerning an assent of property and undue influence.

Successfully representing a client at a mediation which followed 8 years of litigation concerning a business partnership dispute and the co-ownership of various properties.

Successfully representing a commercial lender at a county court trial in the case where the borrower was claiming that his lack of capacity avoided the mortgage.

Successfully representing a commercial lender at a county court trial where the borrower was arguing that the lender’s standard mortgage documentation and securitisation of the mortgage were defective.

Advising and being instructed to appear in a two day commercial landlord and tenant trial concerning the redevelopment of a West End property and the tenant’s right to a lease extension. The case was compromised shortly before the hearing.

Appearing at a High Court trial listed for 3 days concerning an alleged constructive trust of a residential property and negotiated a favourable compromise on the first day of the trial.

Appearing at an application on behalf of an estate which was facing a claim against its property based on constructive trust. The case is ongoing and trial is anticipated later this year.

Representing an estate in litigation and at a successful mediation in respect of proprietary estoppel / constructive trust claims over the deceased’s property.

Successfully representing a party both in 3 day trial before the Adjudicator to the Land Registry concerning alleged forgery of contracts and resisting the subsequent appeal to the High Court.

Representing an investor in High Court proceedings concerning a joint venture with a builder for the development of various properties.

Dov’s recent advisory work has included:

Numerous different “real property” cases, including adverse possession claims (i.e. “Squatters’ Rights”), rights of way and other easements, property torts (nuisance and trespass), restrictive covenants, options lock outs, pre-emption rights, and disputes between vendors and purchasers over deposits and failures to complete.

A large number of landlord and tenant law matters relating to forfeiture of leases, business lease extensions, residential property leases, service charge disputes etc.

Professional negligence cases concerning solicitors, surveyors and others involved in property transactions.

Often, when Dov advised on Property Law matters such as Joint Ventures he is required to also consider related Commercial, Company, Partnership and Trust Law issues.

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