Daniel is the Head of the Real Estate Litigation team at Joelson. He advises landlords, tenants, developers and investors on all contentious property matters.
His practice focuses on complex property disputes and contentious portfolio management work resulting from the acquisition, development and management of commercial and residential real estate. His experience includes acting for clients in disputes involving breach of covenant, complex development and overage disputes, dilapidations, rights of light, party wall disputes, easements, lease construction, 1954 Act opposed and unopposed lease renewals, rent reviews, collective and leasehold enfranchisement, applications for consent to assign, trespass and real estate disputes with an insolvency aspect.
Daniel has a broad range of experience in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court and First-Tier Tribunal, and has acted in numerous mediations and arbitrations.
Daniel has been recommended for his real estate litigation work in The Legal 500 UK, where he is described as “one to watch with a very focused, careful and knowledgeable approach”.
Daniel is a member of the Property Litigation Association and RICS Dilapidations Forum.
Outside of the office, when he is not running around after his three young children, Daniel enjoys watching Chelsea and most other sports.
Daniel's latest articles are shown below.
The Government has previously announced a moratorium on forfeiture of commercial premises but left the matter of tenant insolvency open as a route for landlords that wanted to enforce the terms of their tenants’ lease obligations.
Property Litigation Partner, Daniel Swimer, has commented in Property Week explaining the challenges facing landlords and the options available to them in light of the recent increase in tenant CVAs.