Dawn Reynolds

Partner & national head of Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Gateley Legal


Dawn is an expert in resolving all types of property disputes and advises clients on a wide range of matters including commercial landlord and tenant, easement disputes, nuisance, restrictive covenants boundary and title issues, trespass, and beneficial interest claims. She also has experience of advising landowners and developers in relation to tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act.

Dawn’s particular area of specialism is commercial landlord and tenant disputes, including uncontested and contested lease renewals, break options, dilapidations, rent review, forfeiture, breach of covenant and service charge issues. As part of her practice, Dawn advises on matters relating to the Electronic Communications Code.

How do you help clients?

I help clients who have issues and disputes relating to land and buildings reach a resolution, whether that be by negotiation, mediation or court proceedings. I provide clear, commercial, concise advice which helps clients to make informed choices about how to resolve their dispute. I have extensive experience of bringing and defending legal proceedings in court and the First Tier Tribunal, as well as Arbitration.


  1. Acting for a group of tenants in relation to a contested lease renewal on the basis of redevelopment. Advising the tenants through the court process to a trial and subsequent appeal.
  2. Advising a blue-chip company in defending High Court proceedings in a high value and complex service charge dispute involving the recovery of costs associated with extensive works to a multi-use building. 
  3. Advising a freehold landlord in relation to court proceedings brought by a tenant for alleged losses attributable to the client’s refusal to grant consent for assignment of the lease.
  4. Advising a telecoms provider in relation to lease renewal proceedings involving issues relating to the Electronic Communications Code and the sharing of apparatus.
  5. Advising many developer clients in relation to title issues, easements and restrictive covenants, including making applications for the modification and removal of restrictive covenants.