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Claire Lyon

Claire Lyon
Senior Consultant - Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Claire has extensive experience dealing with Commerical and Residential Property disputes.

Claire is an experienced property litigator and ranked in the Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer. She undertakes a broad range of real estate and landlord and tenant disputes in both commercial and residential matters.

Claire’s clients consist of private individuals, landlords, tenants, property owners and large PLCs.


Women in Property, The Property Litigation Association, The Dilapidations Association, Professional Arbitration on Court Terms (PACT).

Specialises in:

Her cases include most property related disputes including:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Commercial lease renewals
  • Breaches of lease
  • Dilapidations
  • Rent and service charge disputes
  • Property insolvency
  • Boundary, rights of way and easements disputes
  • Trespass
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Property related professional negligence
  • Mortgagee
  • Mortgagor disputes

What Claire's clients say about her in the Legal 500:

'Claire Lyon is extremely tenacious in whatever task may be given to her and has a very balanced approach in reviewing all matters. A particularly good quality, in my opinion, is her ability to listen and then dissect each and every part and either agree or disagree with your position. This collaborative approach has worked extremely well as it has made me as the client being part of the decision-making process and not just left on the periphery.

‘I have a firm belief in Claire Lyon’s reliability, a trust. This makes our relationship personable and believable. Her advice is therefore more grounded... this is why I am happy to give an exceptional rating.’

‘Claire Lyon’s turn-around for work is both fast and precise. She has a quick mind and has a specialist and thorough knowledge of landlord and tenant law. She has always been approachable and is available for advice on the telephone and often on the spot advice. She is my litigator of choice. She is different from other competitors because she is always available, nothing is too much trouble, no job too large or too small. She has a solid commitment to us as a client which we have not found elsewhere.'

Claire is a member of the Property Litigation Association, Women in Property and sits on the PACT working party (Professional Arbitration on Court Terms).

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