Daniel Greatrix

Legal Director - Property Litigation

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"I am a property litigation lawyer with a special interest in residential landlord and tenant disputes (such as service charges), boundary and Party Wall Act disputes and Trusts of Land.”

I am a senior member of the property disputes sub-team, within the overarching dispute resolution department. I joined Higgs in October 2015.

Prior to joining Higgs, I trained, qualified and practiced for about 15 years at another local regional law firm.

I have a wide and varied background in many forms of litigation, until finding my place in property disputes, which I have solely concentrated on, since 2015.

I am a member of the Property Litigation Association

  • Successfully obtaining an order that confirmed a historic easement, argued to have been lost through the principle of unity of seisin, was live and enforceable and where the right was to take water from a borehole, using an electrically powered pump, such right must include ancillary rights for the supply of electricity to that pump.
  • Successfully regaining possession of religious and educational premises on behalf of the legal owners, who had been dispossessed by the community. Successfully arguing that no charitable, resulting, or constructive trust, or proprietary estoppel, arose in a private acquisition of land and its development into a mosque and associated car parking. Despite the intention behind the purchase being to benefit the community, this was not itself enough to create a charitable trust where there was no intention to create one. Nor was money loaned or donated by the community to fund the purchase of the land, or for its upkeep, enough to create a trust in the absence of properly formulated representations, promises or assurances

More about me

My hero

Steve Bull

Proudest moment to date

Becoming a dad

Favourite film

Anything with Bill Murray in it

Interesting fact

I once did a voiceover for a Bollywood film

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