Greg Barden has broad experience in dispute resolution across all levels of the civil judicial hierarchy in the United Kingdom with a particular focus on real estate, including regulatory and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues, aviation, and insurance recovery.
Greg has acted for corporates and high net worth individuals in relation to range of high-value commercial disputes. Greg's real estate experience includes joint venture disputes, overage claims, the enforcement of sales contracts (and deposit disputes), tenant insolvency and guarantor enforcement, landlord and tenant disputes, lease renewals, dilapidation claims, and trusts of land. He has worked with various property developers across the United Kingdom to provide advice on rights of light matters and obtaining vacant possession and has assisted clients with disputes concerning recently constructed buildings (including the Building Safety Act, cladding, and fire stopping).
In relation to aviation, Greg has assisted manufacturers and users of aircraft in a variety of disputes, including the enforcement of sales contracts, disputes with lenders, and disputes with agents.
More broadly, Greg routinely assists corporates with contractual disputes and governance issues with particular experience in joint venture fall-outs and/or disputes between shareholders/owners and management. He also has experience in interim injunctive relief claims, including freezing orders, delivery up orders, and bespoke injunctions.
Greg has recently assisted DB Symmetry in a successful claim in the Supreme Court on a point of national importance in relation to the limits of what planning conditions can lawfully require.
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- 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)
Named as a Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer (2023)