Warren Reid



Warren is a partner in the Property Disputes team, qualifying in 1992.

Warren’s expertise is in landlord and tenant litigation, 1954 Act lease renewals, exit strategies for corporate occupiers, dilapidations, rent arrears, rent reviews, break options, alienation issues, alterations and insolvency; also in real property disputes including the interpretation of deeds, easements including rights of way, boundary issues, restrictive covenants, rights to light, and access to neighbouring land.

Warren is a pragmatic and solutions focused lawyer. He acts for landlords and tenants with national property portfolios, developers (household name and local), social landlords, ports and harbours, landed estates, charities, and business occupiers in the healthcare, technology, retail, public, and rural land sectors.

Warren qualified in London, spending his early years with an eminent law firm. Before joining Ashfords in 2020, Warren headed up the Property Disputes team and the Real Estate Department at a top 100 Law Firm where he was also a longstanding member of the Management Board. Warren is recognised by Chambers as a leading property litigation practitioner.

Warren is a member of the Property Litigation Association, a longstanding RICS guest speaker (London and the SW), and a trustee of Dorothy House Hospice Care.

Relevant experience

Warren has an excellent track record in resolving Real Estate disputes, including negotiations, numerous mediations, and when necessary at trial. His experience includes:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants instructed Warren to advise on the exit from its Pimlico London worldwide HQ and relocation to the Helicon, London, EC2, including high value, assorted and complex L&T issues and strategic dilapidations planning.
  • Launcelot Investments Ltd instruct Warren on its £200m commercial and residential property investment portfolio, to include strategic advice on a wide range of L&T issues, lease renewals, dilapidations, residential and commercial tenant breaches, and complex tenant covenant issues.
  • Acts for Compass Children’s Homes Ltd in relation to its national and expanding property portfolio to include advice on break options, rights of way, access, boundary, repairing, mediations, and option to purchase issues.
  • Acting for a South West landlord with a portfolio comprising 100+ properties, with success at a 3 day trial in July 2023 involving the validity of a lease, rent arrears, misrepresentation, estoppel, and Part 36 issues. Obtaining a substantial costs order in our client’s favour.   
  • Acting for the developer in Stadium Capital Holdings Limited v St Marylebone Property Company [2011] EWHC 2856 (Ch). This leading Court of Appeal case concerned the award of damages for trespass based on a hypothetical negotiation.

Awards and Accreditations

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2024
Chambers Warren Reid 2024

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