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Johanne Spittle

Director - Litigation

Branch(es) York Office, Wetherby Office, Malton Office

Email: johanne.spittle@warekay.co.uk
Direct Dial 01904 716018

I specialise in the resolution of commercial and property related disputes, where possible through cost effective alternatives to court. Where court proceedings are necessary I ensure that the process is dealt with effectively and in the most cost effective manner.


Johanne is a Director and Head of Litigation at Ware & Kay Solicitors. Johanne specialises in the resolution of commercial and property related disputes. She acts for a range of property owning clients including landed estates, farmers and agri businesses as well as commercial and residential landlords handling: possession claims; recovery of rent arrears; breaches of lease covenants; contested business lease renewals and dilapidations claims. She also acts for private individuals and businesses who have disputes with builders; specialist contractors and professionals. Johanne has a particular interest in helping clients in regards to private and public rights of way including modifications of the Definitive Map and infringement of property rights. In addition, she also provides advice on partnership and shareholder disputes and claims against financial institutions. 

Johanne is a member of the Property Litigation Association; The Country Landowners & Business Association and is a Fellow of the Agricultural Lawyers Association.

Johanne Spittle has been recognised as one of the ranked lawyers in Agriculture & Rural Affairs in York, Hull and the surrounding area by legal analysts Chambers and Partners.

Johanne’s leisure interests include running and cycling.

Johanne Spittle deals with complaints for all of our offices and she is assisted by the Client Services Manager.


“Thank you both for your swift and excellent service provided in this matter.  Fingers crossed this matter can be brought to a swift conclusion.”

“Thank you so much for your help. I don’t know where I would have been without you. You are brilliant!”