Carl is a Partner in our real estate litigation team in London. He advises clients on a broad range of property law issues and is particularly recognised for his expertise in advising renewable energy clients on property issues affecting energy generation sites.
He has significant experience in advising on property disputes concerning rights of way and other easements; trespass and nuisance; breaches of leases and contracts; as well as highways and drainage law. In recent years he has acted in litigation relating to an unlawful interference with property rights; the interpretation of an index linked rent review; a business rates appeal; and professional negligence claims.
Carl is ranked as a "Next Generation Partner" in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500, in which he is recommended for his specialist focus in energy related property matters.
The Legal 500 also notes that he is "a real star" with "a seriously good legal brain" who is "pragmatic, commercial, and fantastic at explaining the key issues in simple terms".
Carl is member of the Property Litigation Association.
MonSolar IQ Ltd v Woden Park Ltd  EWCA Civ 961
Successfully representing a solar farm operator in both he High Court and Court of Appeal in a case concerning the correct interpretation of a rent review provision in a solar farm lease.
Regency Villas Title Ltd and Others v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd and Others UKSC 2017/0083
Acting for the principal appellant in the leading Supreme Court case concerning the enforceability of recreational easements.
Acted for a major UK energy company in securing a High Court order for the eviction of climate change protestors from a coal-fired power station.
Represented the landowner in High Court proceedings concerning allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation arising out of a multi-million pound redevelopment of a prominent Central London property.
Dawn Bunyan (Valuation Officer) v Acenden Ltd
Acting for the rating surveyor which represented the respondent rate payer in a leading business rates appeal to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)