Emily Wood

Emily Wood

Emily Wood


What they say

"... advises on a broad range of contentious matters, with notable expertise in business rates disputes ... she is very responsive, thorough and accurate. "

Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Emily is Partner and Head of the real estate dispute resolution group and is based in the firm’s Gatwick office.

Emily has more than 14 years of experience working on a wide range of complex and volume commercial real estate dispute matters. She has acted for a variety of private and public sector clients including local authorities, developers, hotel operators, retailers, educational institutions, pension funds, investors and not-for-profit organisations.

Emily’s property management expertise encompasses dealing with contested dilapidation claims and 1954 Act renewals, service charge disputes and possession claims, and she also has significant experience in development related issues including advising on restrictive covenants, conditional agreements, rights to light, overage disputes and enforcement of contractual obligations.

Emily prides herself on her commercial, responsive and measured approach to matters.

Notable cases

  • Emily’s current workload includes acting for a national house builder in a significant dispute with a utility company, and for a national bank on its application to the Upper Tribunal seeking compensation from a local authority. She is also dealing with a potential significant repair claim for a national retailer.

Emily's memberships and associations

  • Member of Property Litigation Law Reform Committee

Personal awards

Emily is recognised on Legal 500's elite list of leading lawyers, and in Chambers and Partners 2021. 

Personal Awards

Chambers and Partners 2021 (Ranked In - Emily Wood)
Legal 500 2021 (UK Leading Individual)
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    East Sussex

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  • Gatwick Office

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    West Sussex

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