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UK Bar Guide 2023
London (Bar) Real Estate Litigation
4
Band 4

3 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Enterprise Chambers is noted for its strength in landlord and tenant disputes, with members frequently acting on both sides of complex disputes. Additional strength is found in complementary areas such as insolvency, professional negligence and a wide variety of cases heard in the Chancery Division. This year the set appeared in a number of significant matters including Circus Apartments v Domus BWW Group, a rent arrears and disrepair dispute, and Chis 3 v Virgin Active, a lease forfeiture matter. A source says: "Enterprise Chambers is a very reliable set of chambers; they provide accurate advice." Another reports that the set has "a large number of counsel available across a range of areas who act well on short notice."

Client service

"The clerking team are good at giving estimates and are good value for money."

Michael Ireland is the senior clerk.

Notable Practitioners

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Kavan Gunaratna
2
Band 2

Kavan Gunaratna's practice takes in business tenancy litigation, service charge disputes and property claims for clients including house builders and rail and infrastructure companies. He is adept at handling property-related insolvency cases.

"Kavan is exceptional with clients and tenacious before judges. He is extremely thorough and effective."

"He is tactically superb."

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Edward Francis
4
Band 4

Edward Francis has a versatile property practice and regularly handles cases concerning easements, mortgages, and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. He also handles property issues arising from professional negligence and insolvency proceedings.

"Edward Francis is very good at explaining things carefully and provides the best legal opinion on property-related issues."

"Ed is just a brain, full stop. He picks up on points that everyone else has missed."

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Zachary Bredemear
5
Band 5

Zachary Bredemear has a significant property practice, with a specific focus on property-linked professional negligence cases. He often appears on behalf of developers acting against surveyors, architects and solicitors. Bredemear handles cases relating to mortgages, development issues and commercial landlord and tenant law.

"Zachary has a brilliant knowledge of real estate law and a great analytical mind."

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London (Bar)

Real Estate Litigation

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Kavan Gunaratna
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Band 2
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Edward Francis
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Band 4
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Zachary Bredemear
5
Band 5