We are the only dedicated Property Litigation firm in the Thames Valley. As specialists in both commercial and residential property matters, we work closely with a wide range of clients to successfully resolve their disputes and maximise the value of their property assets in a cost-effective way.
We also serve the evolving needs of our commercial clients by providing strategic landlord and tenant advice that focuses on analysing, avoiding and mitigating risk.
The firm is led by Gary Parkinson and Tahlia Woollatt, who between them have over 40 years’ experience in Property Litigation and are highly regarded experts in this hugely complex and specialised area of law. Having both worked in city firms and extensively in the Thames Valley, Gary and Tahlia created Parkinson Woollatt to redefine legal services by offering highly specialist, commercially focused expertise combined with a responsive, personal service you won’t find anywhere else.
We have extensive experience in carrying out complex negotiations and in proactively resolving disputes through strategic negotiation or Alternative Dispute Resolution – including mediation, adjudication and arbitration. We also regularly act in the High Court and County Court, as well as the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Whatever action we take, our approach is always to seek the best possible outcomes while minimising the costs and risk for our clients.
Gary is a highly skilled property litigator with particular expertise in complex landlord and tenant matters.
Gary spent 10 years practicing Property Litigation with London firms before joining Boyes Turner in Reading, where he was a partner for 17 years. After leading Boyes Turner’s hugely successful specialist Property Litigation team, Gary left to create Parkinson Woollatt with Tahlia.
Gary has experience in all aspects of commercial and residential landlord and tenant law, as well as in resolving complex property and land disputes. He works for a wide range of clients, including property investment companies, small and national developers, national retailers, SMEs and individuals. National and international companies also rely on Gary’s expert advice in managing their property portfolios.
Gary provides straightforward commercial advice and is known for his no-nonsense, forthright approach. He is also valued by clients for his responsiveness and his excellent technical knowledge. His clients see him as a trusted advisor and the “go-to” for all property dispute matters.
Tahlia is an experienced and highly regarded property litigator with over 18 years’ experience. She deals with a wide range of landlord and tenant matters and property disputes, with a particular emphasis on complex development issues.
After eight years in the Property Disputes team at Boyes Turner in Reading, Tahlia moved to the prestigious city firm, S J Berwin LLP, providing advice to multi-nationals on a range of landlord and tenant matters, property rights, development issues and contractual disputes. Tahlia has also practiced in-house, acting as General Counsel and Head of Legal Services at two large property management companies, before joining with Gary to create Parkinson Woollatt.
Tahlia’s specialism is in complex property and land-related disputes, particularly in risk analysis, advisory and avoidance work. She is also highly experienced in providing strategic landlord and tenant advice. A variety of clients rely on her commercial and straightforward advice to achieve their goals, including property developers, large retailers, portfolio clients, investors, business owners, entrepreneurs and individuals.
Tahlia provides concise, meaningful advice and has a proven record in driving forward successful outcomes. She is proactive, commercially astute and valued by clients for her pragmatic and thorough approach and strategic negotiation skills.