Peter Bourke MRICS


Property & Environmental Disputes Principal Contact

Peter is a partner in our Property & Commercial Litigation team. Peter studied at the Royal Agricultural College and Bristol University, qualifying as a surveyor in 1992 and practiced as a member of the RICS in the Rural Faculty. He was admitted as a solicitor in September 1997, having trained in London before joining Wilsons in 1998.  He was closely involved in his family farming business for more than 20 years.

Peter deals with freehold and landlord and tenant problems. His freehold work mostly relates to adverse possession, rights of way and boundary disputes.  The landlord and tenant matters cover commercial, residential and agricultural property. His particular specialist areas are rent reviews, dilapidations  and interpretation of covenants.  He advises many farming businesses on partnership, Entitlements, contractual disputes and agricultural succession.  He usually finds a pragmatic solution for the benefit of his clients. As a qualified Chartered Surveyor, Peter has a detailed understanding of the problems facing both landlords and tenants.

Recent highlights

  • Preventing a landlord from recovering possession of commercial premises and helping the client to purchase the property for redevelopment;
  • Recovering substantial payment from RPA as a result of their incorrect reading of regulations;
  • Securing substantial rates rebate from a local authority in relation to use of commercial premises and empty property relief.

Peter gives regular lectures to RICS and CAAV members and is the current chairman of Agrilaw. In addition, Peter is a member of RICS, the Property Litigation Association (where he is a member of the Law Reform Committee) and the Agricultural Law Association. 

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