Naveen Agnihotri

Call: 2001 

‘I have worked with Naveen both in my capacity as mediator and as litigation solicitor for many years. He is a thoroughly professional and effective advocate and mediator and am happy to recommend him.’

Partner, Pitmans LLP

‘Naveen is first class barrister, who also has a superb ability to understand the practical aspects of the client’s business needs.'

Partner, Scott Walby LLP

Practice Summary

Naveen provides clear and strategic legal advice to those operating in the property sector. In the past seventeen years he has helped Corporate Landlords, Block Management Companies, Developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Private Landlords, Commercial Lenders and various property professionals including Lettings / Estate Agents, Surveyors, Architects, Auctioneers and Planning Consultants with their legal problems. Naveen specialises in property disputes that are intertwined with issues relating to business and finance (chancery). Naveen is listed in the top-tier of Mediators in England & Wales by the Bar Council; he has conducted in excess of 190 mediations and assisted parties resolve various disputes.

Naveen's clients have included ASDA, B&Q, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Boots, BP, BT, The Co-Operative, Countrywide, HSBC, LV, Lloyds bank, Natwest, RAC, RBS, Royal Mail, RSA and Vue. He is experienced in matters involving mortgages and charges; easements and boundaries; restrictive covenants; land registration and adverse possession; options; equitable proprietary remedies; co-ownership and trusts of land; property related professional negligence and insolvency; leasehold enfranchisement and rent review. Naveen assists parties in the Business and Property Court. He has conducted numerous complex trials including a successful 12-day High Court case. Naveen is an experienced advocate for parties at arbitration.

Naveen received a special mention from the Attorney General at the national Bar Pro Bono Awards in 2003 for his work with the charity BID and the Western Circuit FRU scheme. In 2009, Naveen launched a Housing Clinic with the support of the Law School for students at the University of Southampton. During his eight years service, Naveen ran the clinic once a month during the academic term and provided free advice in almost 500 cases. This included representation at court and securing damages. Naveen is an England & Wales Cricket Board trained Level 2 coach. He volunteered for five years, coaching children in West London at school, club and Borough level leading to Middlesex County performance squads. He was involved in specific projects such as Chance to Shine, disability and girls cricket to encourage wider participation in the sport. Naveen is an advocacy trainer with The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) and has served on two Bar Council committees.

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Property & Housing

Real Property: Naveen is retained by landlords, trust / fund / pension managers and insurers to provide a variety of solutions. He regularly drafts statements of case (pleadings) and other legal and policy documentation for clients as well as writing opinions.

Residential and Commercial Landlord & Tenant

  • Business Tenancies
  • Lease Renewals
  • Break Rights
  • Surrender
  • Sub-tenants
  • Licences to Occupy
  • Interim Rent
  • Compensation (Improvement and Disturbances)
  • Notices
  • Termination of Tenancy
  • Dilapidations
  • Repairing Obligations
  • Co-ownership
  • Joint Tenants and Tenants In Common
  • Distress
  • Drainage
  • Obstruction of Right To Light
  • Rights of Way
  • Party Wall Act
  • Insurance
  • Quiet Enjoyment
  • Forfeiture
  • Possession
  • Service Charges

Naveen can receive direct instructions from lawyers, businesses or individuals based outside the UK.

Commercial & Chancery

Naveen advises banking institutions and lenders on issues relating to investment and development. This includes conventional transactions (acquisitions, lease backs, management buy outs, refurbishments) and those required to be Sharia (Islamic finance) compliant.

Trusts: the creation, variation, rectification and termination of trusts, interpretation of trust documentation, challenges to the validity of trusts, administration of trusts, removal of trustees, allegations of breach of trust and tracing against trustees and third parties.

Naveen’s commercial law practice (for businesses, individuals and other organisations) covers complex transactions, arbitration and high value litigation. He is equally comfortable in the Rolls Building in London as well as other tribunals and arbitral proceedings held all over the world.

Naveen has advised governments and trans-national organisations on legal reform, helping to ensure effective and enforceable legislation and related rules.


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