Right of First Refusal

Our Right of First Refusal Expertise

When a landlord intends to make a relevant disposal of an interest in a block containing residential leases, it may need to offer a right of first refusal to the qualifying tenants of that block first. The provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 are complex and badly drafted often leading to disputes.

Closely linked to Tanfield’s award-winning work on Leasehold Enfranchisement & Right to Manage, barristers are recognised experts in problems arising with the Right of First Refusal.

As well as representing clients in any litigation arising under the Right to Manage legislation, members of Tanfield offer commercially practical advice on whether the Right applies, the procedure, the form of notices and the consequences of failing to comply.

Our Right of First Refusal Clients

Tanfield’s clients include leading specialist property law firms, landlords, tenants, developers, management companies and commercial organisations.

Our Right of First Refusal Barristers


Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

Michael Buckpitt

Call 1988

Nicholas Isaac

Call 1993

Robert Bowker

Call 1995

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Ellodie Gibbons

Call 1999

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Gemma de Cordova

Call 2006

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Niraj Modha

Call 2010

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