Greg Barden has broad experience in dispute resolution with a particular focus on property litigation. He regularly advises clients in insurance matters, including insurance recovery.
Greg is currently assisting clients with matters related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that have created operational challenges as a result of imposed lockdowns, including force majeure and material adverse change clauses, valuation issues, insurance recovery, and landlord and tenant matters.
Greg has acted for corporates and high net worth individuals in relation to range of high-value commercial disputes, acting for a private equity group in its defense of a £26 million claim brought by investors in five bespoke government-backed disaster response centers and a private client in enforcement proceedings against London-based property purchased following a €35 million fraud. He also has experience in interim injunctive relief claims, including freezing orders, delivery up orders, and bespoke injunctions.
Greg routinely represents leading UK property companies such as The British Land Company, CBRE Global Investors, LondonMetric, Hercules Unit Trust, and funds advised by Delancey. He has acted for national and international tenants.
Greg's experience includes all aspects of real estate litigation such as tenant insolvency, landlord and tenant disputes, lease renewals, dilapidations claims, squatters proceedings, and trusts of land. He has worked with various property developers, including the developer of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to provide advice on rights of light matters and obtaining vacant possession. He has guided clients through the County Courts, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal and regularly appears before Masters and District Judges.
English Supreme Court Confirms Broad Application of Business Interruption Policies to COVID-19 Losses
English Court to Provide Guidance on Whether Common UK Insurance Policy Wordings Cover COVID-19 Claims
French Court Orders Insurer to Indemnify Restauranteur's COVID-19-Related Business Interruption Losses
- BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2008); Nottingham University (B.A. in Law with American Law with first class honours and distinction 2007)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
- Troop Commander, 101 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) (Volunteers) (2007-2010); Platoon Commander, East Midlands Universities Officer Training Corps (2003-2007); GYC Commission, Royal Engineers (2002-2003)
- Recommended in The Legal 500 United Kingdom for property litigation (2013, 2015, and 2017)