Steven Ross

Partner and Head of Property Litigation

I am an experienced litigator with a particular specialism in commercial and residential property disputes.


I have expertise in the following matters.:

  •  Commercial lease renewals (opposed and unopposed)
  • Possession Claims
  • Forfeiture proceedings
  • Rent and Service Charge disputes
  • Claims for damages for dilapidations
  • Boundary disputes including claims to register easements by prescription
  • Breach of covenant claims 

My wider litigation experience includes dealing with claims in respect of professional negligence, contractual disputes and contested probate.

I have experience in dealing with claims at County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the First-tier Tribunal  (Property Chamber) and mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Notable Cases

Malik v Sheikh [2018] EWHC 973 – Acted for the successful appellant in this case which related to the presumption of undue influence between family members

Patel & Patel v Patel & Patel [2016] WL 02908670 – Acted for the successful landlords in opposing the grant of a new tenancy on the ground that they intended to occupy the premises for their own business

Almacantar Centre Point Nominee No.1 Limited and another v CID Investments Ltd and others [2021] EW Misc 11 (CC) – Acted for the landlord of the iconic Centre Point House, London in a claim for injunctive relief restraining the use of a flat for short term lets on


Recent Articles


  • LLB, University of Liverpool
  • LPC, Manchester Law School
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 2000
  • Memberships and Recognition
    • Law Society of England and Wales
    • The Property Litigation Association

Memberships and Recognition

  • Member of the Property Litigation Association


T:020 3096 0833

The Commercial rent (Coronavirus) Bill – Finally a resolution?

Steven Ross 17 Dec 2021

In response to the COVID pandemic the government passed wide ranging legislation to protect business tenants from eviction for failing to pay…

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Lockdown rent: should hospitality businesses be forced to pay the bills?

Steven Ross 23 Nov 2021

In June 2021, at the same time as announcing that the extension to the ban on commercial evictions and commercial rent arrears…

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Finally, some good news for landlords

Steven Ross 23 Apr 2021

Since COVID-19 hit these shores last year, the government has implemented temporary measures to protect commercial tenants from having their leases forfeited…

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