Party Wall Disputes

We can advise on all aspects of party wall disputes. These are increasingly common as property owners seek to develop and extend their properties to achieve maximum value and amenity, sometimes with due regard for the impact of their activities on the people whose homes or property adjoins theirs. We understand that developments that impact your home can be upsetting and potentially costly and will take the time to talk you through your position, explain your options and help you to make an informed decision about the approach to take. We have wide-ranging experience in helping clients achieve satisfactory outcomes from party wall disputes

The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. It applies in a wide range of scenarios as between neighbouring owners.

If a party wall dispute arises or you are concerned that matters might become contentious or you are seeking advice as to your rights and responsibilities, our party wall experts can help. We usually approach these matters in conjunction with a surveyor, though we also work with other professionals including structural engineers.

We can also take legal action on your behalf to address matters such as where a neighbouring owner may have failed to comply with the Party Wall Act requirements adequately or at all.

If you have a party wall dispute, or simply want some advice to avoid a dispute in the future, please get in touch.


Ben Sidgwick


Emily Stark


Jenny Carter


Jodie Walmsley

Litigation Executive

Key contact

Melanie Grose

Head of Personal Disputes

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Call us on 0800 328 3282, or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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