Philip Shelcott

Consultant Solicitor

Philip is a versatile and experienced litigation and property solicitor with over 20 years of wide-ranging experience in a variety of commercial property and development land matters, together with litigation and disputes. Philip is a member of Property Litigation Association and CRELA.

Litigation - Philip is an experienced litigator and able to handle complex and difficult cases, and has been involved in a number of reported judgments including in the Supreme Court.

Philip has achieved successful outcomes both at trial and during without prejudice meetings or mediations in:

  • professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and surveyors,
  • land disputes
  • adverse possession claims of land, 
  • disputes about easements and other rights over land, 
  • trespass and boundary disputes, 
  • contract and other business disputes.

Landlord & Tenant

Philip has expertise in a broad range of landlord and tenant aspects, including:

  • the granting or refusal of new lease which are protected business leases,
  • lease negotiations involving offices, industrial and retail premises,
  • rent deposits,
  • licences and consents for assignment, subletting and for the tenant to carry out works,
  • dealing with disputes about breaches of lease, 
  • forfeiture actions, 
  • dilapidation and wants of repair.

Property & Land Development

Philip advises landowners property transactions, including conditional contracts.

Philip also advises on the legal aspects of the planning and development of land, on planning applications and appeals, Section 106 agreements, and on enforcement notices and appeals, and in obtaining Certificates of Lawfulness for Existing Use or Development.

Philip is experienced with overage or clawback agreements to secure additional payments if planning is later unlocked on the land sold, and promotion and option agreements for residential housing or other development.

Philip has also advised landowners in dispute with neighbours regarding re-development on the neighbouring land that would result in a nuisance and annoyance, and advising on covenants and restrictions in title deeds, and taking injunction action to protect such land rights and obligations.

  • Member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA)
  • Member of the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA)