Philip Parkinson Legal Director

I primarily act for freeholders and landlords and have acquired specialist knowledge of the advisory and litigation needs that arise when owning and managing residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes.

My practice focuses heavily on forfeiture of leases and complex breach of covenant cases, often involving injunctive relief. I also frequently advise on issues relating to disrepair and have considerable experience in enforcing tenant’s covenants of repair and litigating new-build warranties and insurance policies. In addition to extensive work in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal I have particular experience of the First-tier Tribunal and have appealed numerous cases to the Upper Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Additionally, part of my remit at JB Leitch is to manage the Technical & Complex and Forfeiture departments and I am committed to the development of the solicitors and paralegals within my team. My approach to client care is efficient and dedicated and I am always approachable

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

Zig Ziglar
Philip Parkinson

Notable Cases

- The forfeiture of a lease valued in excess of £2million.
- A multi-party relief from forfeiture claim concerning a sizeable mixed-use development.
- An injunction brought by a landlord due to the breach of user clause within a commercial lease.
- A complex breach of covenant claim including a substantial diminution in value claim relating to unlawful alterations and disrepair.

Recent articles by Philip Parkinson

Commercial leases:  Vesting leasehold interest in an occupier where the original lease was deemed to be void
Commercial leases: Vesting leasehold interest in an occupier where the original lease was deemed to be void
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Paving the way to Possession
Paving the way to Possession
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Replacement of cladding
Replacement of cladding
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