Barrister Profile  

Naveen Agnihotri Call: 2001
  • ADR
  • Finance & Procurement
  • Housing
  • Public Law
  • Real Property
  • Residential and Commercial Landlord & Tenant


Naveen specialises in all aspects of Landlord & Tenant litigation. His clients come from the Commercial, Social (Registered Providers) and Residential sectors.

Naveen has a keen interest in leasehold disputes, property management and the PRS. He is also able to provide advice and assistance to international clients.

Naveen is renowned for his accessible and user-friendly approach. He seeks to find the most practical solutions to contentious issues being experienced by his clients.

He has conducted numerous complex trials including a 12-day High Court case.

Areas of Practice


Naveen is a very experienced CEDR and ADR Group accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator. He has mediated more than 190 cases since 2002 and can assist parties with property disputes that involve issues relating to business and finance (chancery). He is listed in the top-tier of mediators by the Bar Council and is an experienced advocate for parties at arbitration.


Naveen has over 15 years’ experience of representing local authorities and social landlords across London and the south of England. His practice includes the full spectrum of housing related matters and appearances in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Finance & Procurement

Naveen advises banking institutions and commercial lenders on issues relating to investment and development. This includes conventional transactions (acquisitions, lease backs, management buy outs, refurbishments) and those required to be Sharia (Islamic finance) compliant.

Real Property

Naveen is well versed in matters involving: leasehold enfranchisement; rent review; mortgages and charges; easements and boundaries; restrictive covenants; land registration and adverse possession; options; equitable proprietary remedies; co-ownership and trusts of land; property related professional negligence and insolvency.

He assists parties in the FtT (Property Chamber), UT (Lands Chamber) and the TCC (part of the Business and Property Court of the High Court of Justice).

Residential and Commercial Landlord & Tenant

·       Business Tenancies

·       Lease Renewals

·       Break Rights

·       Surrender

·       Sub-tenants

·       Licences to Occupy

·       Interim Rent

·       Compensation (Improvement and Disturbances)

·       Notices

·       Termination of Tenancy

·       Dilapidations

·       Repairing Obligations

·       Co-ownership

·       Joint Tenants and Tenants In Common

·       Distress

·       Drainage

·       Obstruction of Right To Light

·       Rights of Way

·       Party Wall Act

·       Insurance

·       Quiet Enjoyment

·       Forfeiture

·       Possession

·       Service Charges

Public Law

Naveen has been accepting direct instructions since 2006. He assists corporate landlords, block management companies, developers, commercial lenders and other property professionals including lettings agents and surveyors with legal issues. These can include specific performance or termination of contracts, injunctions and claims for damages.


‘Naveen is first class barrister, who also has a superb ability to understand the practical aspects of the client’s business needs. He is tenacious but this is tempered with good sense and great integrity.’ – Partner, Scott Walby LLP

‘Naveen is extremely personable and has a very calming influence, even in stressful situations. He is a pleasure to deal with and will always go above and beyond to ensure that all issues have been resolved. His advocacy skills are excellent, which are always well received by client’s and judges alike.’ – Chartered Legal Executive, Clarke Willmott

‘Naveen was jointly instructed by both sides as a mediator on breach of lease / consent to alterations dispute. He set up and conducted the mediation with great skill, putting the parties at ease and taking the heat out of the negotiations… I have no hesitation in recommending him for mediation on any property related dispute.’ – Partner, Housing & Property Law Partnership.

‘I instructed Naveen somewhat last minute on a large commercial service charge dispute which was relisted at short notice by the court. I cannot praise Naveen enough. He was calm and professional, seeing through the reams of paper in his brief – immediately identifying the issues and their practical application to my client. He went over and above what was asked of him without complaint which resulted in an outcome we were prepared for and anticipated. I would absolutely look to him again for future instructions. The client was full of praise for his handling of the matter too.’ – Solicitor, Samuel Phillips

‘I have worked with Naveen both in my capacity as mediator and as litigation solicitor for many years. He is a thoroughly professional and effective advocate and mediator and am happy to recommend him.’ – Partner, Pitmans LLP

‘Unflappable, calm, robust and resolute in defence of clients or pursuing their justified claims…. also, rather good at saving clients time and money in acting as an experienced Commercial Mediator.’ – Partner, Biscoes Solicitors

‘I have worked with Naveen over the last few years in cases involving litigation and disputes between family members. Naveen’s ability to understand a case quickly and provide professional advice and guidance to the parties, assisting them in settling their case during Mediation and without incurring excessive legal costs is very impressive.’ – Director, Quality Solicitors Knight Polson

‘Having researched the best HMO barrister in the UK, Naveen’s name consistently popped through…I witnessed first hand how Naveen mastered the art of law. I was represented by him and having gone through an entire process together, he lived up to his outstanding reputation. Within the property industry Naveen has proven to be one of the most articulate, professional, knowledgeable and valuable asset one could have by their side in the court of law.’ – Co-Founder, Byoot Holdings

‘We would like to say that we are delighted with the result, as is our client. Naveen was excellent, both in court and in the way he explained matters to our witnesses out of the courtroom.’ –Whiteheads Solicitors

‘I have instructed Naveen in property litigation matters and I have also recommended him as a civil mediator. I have never been disappointed with Naveen’s performance. He is easy to work with, knowledgeable, calm, assured and quickly gains the confidence of his clients.’ – Partner, Lawcomm Solicitors


Honorary Fellow, University of Southampton

Inns of Court School of Law (BVC)

LL.B (Hons) (LSE), LL.M


Property Bar Association

Public Access Bar Association

Western Circuit

Commonwealth-in-England Barristers Association

Housing Law Practitioners Association

Social Housing Law Association

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Civil Mediation Council

Institute of Residential Property Management

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

UK Landlord Accreditation Partnership

England & Wales Cricket Board Association of Cricket Officials


Naveen is an advocacy trainer with The Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA).

He has provided training for the Chartered Institute of Housing, LAG, News on the Block and NLA.

Naveen is a former member of two Bar Council committees and was runner-up at the Bar Pro Bono Awards in 2003.