Tom Hickingbottom

Senior Solicitor


Tom graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2009 with an honours degree in law - LLB (Hons). He gained his Legal Practice Course (with distinction) at the College of Law in York in 2012.

Tom qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and currently works in our dispute resolution team at our Lincoln office. Tom was previously a solicitor in the residential property team which makes him ideally placed to advise upon property disputes.

In 2018 Tom became a member of the Agricultural Law Association. Tom supports the firm's position as regional panel solicitors for the National Farmers' Union in the East Midlands and advises the farming and land-owning community in a broad range of contentious matters.

Tom works closely with the firms Commercial Property departments and Agriculture departments to in respect of a variety of contentious and non-contentious scenarios, including advising as to property rights, notices and procedures.

Tom deals with all areas of litigation with specialist expertise in the following areas:

Landlord and Tenant:

  • Possession claims under Rent Act and Housing Act
  • The Tenancy Deposit Scheme including recent amendments
  • Claims against trespassers
  • Recovery of service charge and ground rent arrears including the service of notices under the Law of Property Act
  • Forfeiture of commercial leases
  • Tenancy Agreements
  • Agricultural Tenancies


  • Boundary disputes
  • Disputes about property ownership (cohabites)
  • Applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act
  • Mortgage Possession claims
  • Adverse Possession


  • Consumer Credit and Sale of Goods legislation including fitness for purpose and satisfactory quality issues
  • Contract disputes

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