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Enterprise Chambers

Real Estate Litigation

6 ranked barristersBand 1North Eastern (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Enterprise Chambers is an outstanding set that continues to excel in real estate disputes. The set offers market-leading expertise in all manner of property cases, such as mortgage, trusts and insolvency-related property disputes. Barristers at Enterprise act for both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential property cases. The set's accomplished tenants also have a wealth of experience in property-related professional negligence cases. One instructing solicitor says: "Everyone at Enterprise has been exceptional, not only in terms of their legal analysis but also their friendliness and commitment to the cases."

Client service:

"The clerks are very friendly and always deliver on what they say they will do." "The clerks in Leeds are very easy to deal with and make the process of giving instructions very straightforward." "A big draw for Enterprise in Leeds is the attitude of the clerks. Joanne Caunt and Ellen McInall are very helpful and go above and beyond to get information to you."

Strengths:

Bruce Walker
Highly respected junior who handles landlord and tenant disputes, and also acts for private clients on right of way issues. The majority of his cases concern commercial property; however, he also deals with agricultural and residential issues, including AHA tenancies. He often acts in cases concerning leases and sales contracts. In addition he is known for his expertise in probate and trust matters.
"He is one of the leading property barristers outside London." "Bruce is good at dealing with complicated matters and working out which bits of the jigsaw will fit." "Bruce is very accessible, very hands-on and can relay complex legal points in an easy-to-understand way for clients."
Recent work: Appeared in the Court of Appeal in a dispute in which the claimant asserted that two profit share agreements existed for building ventures, with a consequent beneficial interest in the relevant development land.

Strengths:

Christopher Buckingham
Well-regarded barrister with experience handling right of way claims, landlord and tenant disputes and litigation regarding the sale of properties. 
"He is extremely knowledgeable, well prepared, efficient and client-centric. His attention to detail is second to none." "Chris is very down to earth. You can speak to him on any matters and nothing is too much trouble." "He is a leading counsel for the future and an exceptional junior."
Recent work: Acted in a possession claim in which the claimants had inherited a property and the precise status of the occupiers was uncertain.

Strengths:

Dominic Crossley
Well recognised in the market for the strength of his real estate litigation practice. He has broad experience covering issues connected to easements, possession claims and land disputes. He appears in tribunals and courts at both the regional and national levels.
"Our go-to barrister for complex land law cases. His attention to detail is fantastic. Clients find his manner reassuring and his confidence inspiring." "He knows his stuff and always gets the technical side correct. He is very user-friendly and explains things quickly.”

Strengths:

Duncan Heath
An impressive junior who continues to excel in property matters as part of a broader chancery practice. His recent work includes landlord and tenant matters, proprietary estoppel disputes and co-ownership cases.
"He is very thorough and helpful." "An excellent litigator."
Recent work: Represented a claimant seeking orders for sale for properties in a portfolio worth several million pounds and held by his brother and a family friend. The brother counterclaimed that the beneficial interests have been varied to the claimant's detriment.

Strengths:

Margaret Griffin
General commercial practitioner who possesses in-depth expertise in property and probate law. She acts in disputes concerning a wide range of issues including contractual disagreements, property-related injunctions, rights of way and inherited property.
"Margaret is a real technician. She is very good on paper." "She is very user-friendly with good turnaround time."
Recent work: Acted for a client in a dispute relating to the ownership of a family farm, as well as a property-holding building company.

Strengths:

Stephanie Jarron
A highly experienced property law advocate who acts in some of the most challenging disputes in the North East. Her areas of expertise include right of way issues and complex landlord and tenant disputes. She has also dealt with disputes concerning proprietary estoppel and declarations of trust. Her clients include public organisations and private clients.
"Stephanie is ruthless in the best possible way. She is a good advocate and handles herself in court with grace and poise." "She turned up to court hearings well prepared and responded in a very quick and cost-effective manner."

Real Estate Litigation Department

Enterprise Chambers

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Department location

43 Park Square

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 2NP

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Juniors

North Eastern (Bar)

Real Estate Litigation


Bruce Walker
Band 1
Christopher Buckingham
Band 3
Dominic Crossley
Band 2
Duncan Heath
Band 3
Margaret Griffin
Band 2
Stephanie Jarron
Band 2