James Picknell

James Picknell

Partner

DMH Stallard (Guildford)

Wonersh House

The Guildway

Old Portsmouth Road

Guildford

GU3 1LR

James has specialised in advising clients on property dispute matters since 2003, gaining significant experience in the areas of commercial landlord and tenant and land disputes. 
 
James joined DMH Stallard having worked for almost eighteen years at a well known regional firm where he was the head of a highly ranked property litigation team.
 
He represents commercial landlords and tenants in respect of a broad range of matters, such as opposed and unopposed commercial lease renewals, insolvency, assignment and subletting, forfeiture, rent arrears, and service charge disputes.  James has significant experience dealing with complex dilapidations claims, break clauses and lease exit strategies.
 
For many years, a consistently large part of James’ caseload has included advising on knotty private client and commercial land issues, such as access disputes, restrictive covenants and nuisance claims.  James has considerable experience advising clients on boundary disputes and adverse possession claims. 

James Picknell is very strong technically and able to do a good job for his clients.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

He shows great attention to detail and an analytic approach to solving complex and detailed issues. He communicates quickly and efficiently. He is always on top of the situation and anticipates future action from the other side.

Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Personal Awards

Chambers & Partners 2022 (Ranked In - James Picknell)

Memberships and Associations

  • Property Litigation Association

Associated blogs

Amendments to the Land Registration Act 2002

Blog
14/12/2021
James Picknell takes a look at some of the changes that might come into effect in 2022 that you might need to know
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Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and the updated code of practice for commercial property relationships following the Covid-19 pandemic

Blog
14/12/2021
James Picknell discusses the huge debt caused by rent arrears during the pandemic, and what might happen when it comes to claiming back this debt in 2022
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Commercial lease renewals and pandemic clauses

Blog
28/07/2021
Will commercial reality trump the law when leases are up for renewal? Property expert James Picknell takes a look
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