Robert McLellan

Partner in Property Litigation

Robert has specialised in property disputes for 30 years. His work covers all types of landlord and tenant disputes, both commercial and residential. He also advises on land disputes such as easements and boundaries. He is handling an increasing number of leasehold enfranchisement matters.

Robert deals with cases in the High Court, the County Courts and the Property Tribunals. He also participates in a number of mediations each year.

His clients include property investment companies, developers, individual landlords and tenants.

During his career, Robert has been a partner at a London firm and a regional firm of solicitors. Prior to joining Excello, Robert worked with Rex Cowell at his niche property litigation practice.


  • Acting for a property investment company in challenging the validity of a break notice served by the tenant of a high-end luxury property in central London. The claim was settled in favour of the client after a mediation and further negotiation with a substantial sum paid to the client.
  • Acting for a property development company in a right of way and boundary dispute with a neighbouring landowner. A settlement agreement was completed after a mediation.
  • Acting for a property investment company in a forfeiture claim against a commercial tenant, a possession order was made at trial with relief from forfeiture being granted subject to conditions.
  • Acting for a co-owner of two residential properties in a claim under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and obtaining orders for sale and costs order in her favour.

Team members

Rex Cowell