Emily Wood

Emily Wood


DMH Stallard (Crawley)

Griffin House

135 High Street


RH10 1DQ

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 20 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. In addition, Emily  specialises in contested business rates appeals.
Emily prides herself on her commercial, responsive and measured approach to matters.

Personal awards

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

Emily Wood is very knowledgeable and calm. She manages the case extremely efficiently and has excellent communication with the clients. Always on top of everything.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Emily Wood is thorough and responsive and able to communicate and work with counsel and advisers.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Emily Wood is knowledgeable and gives personal attention to property litigation matters. I have recommended her to clients in this field and have not been disappointed.

Legal 500 UK 2022

... 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

Personal Awards

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Ranked In - Emily Wood)
Legal 500 2022 Leading Individual

Memberships and Associations

  • Member of Property Litigation Law Reform Committee

Associated blogs

Arbitration system for commercial rent arrears on its way

Blog, Legal Updates
Government proposes further support to help landlords and indebted tenants find a way forward; Emily Wood considers the headlines
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Destination: office?

Blog, News & PR
Emily Wood considers the results of our recent survey and the implications for the future of the post-pandemic workplace
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Business rates – the only holiday option

Blog, News & PR
Will “whatever it takes” get close to saving retail, leisure and hospitality industries?
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Evictions banned during national emergency

Blog, News & PR
Emily Wood considers the emergency legislation proposed to protect tenants from possession proceedings during current pandemic
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