Falcon Chambers, noted by clients as "renowned for the quality of its barristers," is a leading specialist real estate litigation set, with an impressive bench of both silks and juniors appearing in high-profile cases. Members are able to provide expertise in the full range of real estate areas, including landlord and tenant disputes, rights of light, complex easement litigation and agriculture and telecommunications cases. Barristers at Falcon Chambers have been involved in Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions, a Supreme Court case concerning Section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925 which gives the Upper Tribunal the power to modify restrictive covenants affecting land, as well as a number of high-value disputes regarding large development projects. One source comments: "They remain the premier property set."
"John Stannard, senior clerk, is very helpful and user-friendly." "Joanne Meah, first junior clerk, is absolutely excellent." "The clerking is responsive and accommodating." "The clerks are excellent, especially John Davitt. In an emergency, we have sometimes had to instruct counsel the afternoon before a hearing the following morning and John has spared no effort in covering us." Newsletters and lectures are among the set's information-sharing initiatives.
Wayne Clark handles a good deal of commercial property disputes and is an expert on business tenancies. He has extensive experience advising on issues such as valuation, possession and restrictive covenant matters. He is also noted for his knowledge of the telecoms code.
"He was impressive, thorough and provided us with some very helpful and incisive input to move things to a successful commercial outcome." "He has excellent all-round expertise in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954." "A counsel with wide and vast experience and a strong reputation in telecommunications."
Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC
Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC acts as the joint head of chambers and is widely respected in the market. His areas of expertise include enfranchisement, easements and restricted covenants. He has experience of appearing in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
"His advice is both excellent and accessible." "He is about as perfect a KC as you can imagine! He goes from strength to strength." "He provides very structured, commercial advice."
Jonathan Gaunt KC
Jonathan Gaunt KC regularly represents clients in matters concerning rights of access, rent review and enforcement of covenants. He enjoys acting in tricky cases where legal definitions are scrutinised. He is held in high esteem by his instructing solicitors.
"He is a very safe pair of hands and very experienced in court." "When dealing with clients, his advice is very clear and it is top-drawer."
Greville Healey has expertise in a wide range of real estate matters, including rights of way and right to light issues, rent reviews, lease renewals and restrictive covenants. He is appreciated for his ability to handle complex matters and he receives praise for his excellent client handling.
"He is very good technically, with a broad knowledge across all areas of property litigation." "He is very good at tricky issues. He's an excellent barrister."
Stephen Jourdan KC
Stephen Jourdan KC has an extremely broad property practice dealing with commercial and residential matters and handles property-related insolvency, partnership and professional negligence claims. He is also lauded for his deep knowledge of enfranchisement matters.
"One of the most sensible property barristers I have worked with." "A top-flight advocate, well known and respected in the higher courts."
Jonathan Karas KC
Jonathan Karas KC has a practice that is predominantly centred on commercial landlord and tenant law. He is also adept at handling cases with planning and agricultural law aspects and is an expert in right to light disputes. He is particularly active in land cases relating to infrastructure works.
"Jonathan is impressive at pulling the details out from the case." "He is a go-to person for property."
Anthony Radevsky is best known for his market-leading expertise in leasehold enfranchisement. His practice includes a wide range of landlord and tenant cases, including high-profile commercial disputes.
"He is one of the leading experts in enfranchisement." "He is very personable, easy to work with and good to put in front of clients." "He is regularly instructed in complex, high-value claims."
Emily Windsor has a practice which spans all facets of property litigation, including agricultural land disputes, and has particular experience with regard to development agreements and rent review. Her expertise is enhanced by her appointment as deputy district judge.
"Her advice has been bulletproof." "She is absolutely fantastic, really responsive and she gives really clear advice."
Janet Bignell KC
Janet Bignell KC regularly handles high-value development disputes and complex commercial landlord and tenant cases. Her recent work has included advising clients on rights of way matters and contentious sale contract issues. She serves as a deputy High Court judge. She continues to attract instructions from impressed City solicitors.
"She takes a detailed and thorough approach to complex matters." "She becomes one of the team which is what clients want." "She analytically assesses the issues in a thoughtful and constructive way."
Camilla Chorfi is known for her diverse property practice and has made a name for herself with her impressive advocacy and advisory work. She regularly appears in the High Court in landlord and tenant matters and insolvency-related property cases, among others. She is also experienced in handling land registration matters and title disputes.
"Her work is consistently excellent and she quickly gets to grips with details and demonstrates impressive technical knowledge of property law." "She is very good at immersing herself in the detail."
Martin Dray is a highly sought-after junior with a specialism in high-profile property cases. He covers a range of matters including covenant disputes, lease renewals and adverse possession disputes. He also sits as a judge in the First-tier Tribunal. He is adept in all aspects of landlord and tenant law.
"He is excellent at unravelling knotty issues and bringing clarity to a legal case." "One of the best juniors on options and overages."
Nathaniel Duckworth is an expert in real property, and residential and commercial landlord and tenant work. He excels in everything from service charge liability disputes and adverse possession claims to easements and restrictive covenants.
"He is technically good and he's one of a very modern breed of barrister who is easy to deal with, very responsive and immensely approachable and commercially minded." "He is incredibly bright and responsive and brilliant with solicitors and clients alike."
Paul Letman specialises in real estate litigation, covering the full range of property matters. He is an expert in restrictive covenants, contract disputes, leasehold matters and rights of way cases. He has vast experience in appearing in the First-tier and Upper Tribunals.
"He is very astute and at the top of his game in residential leasehold and leasehold reform matters." "He is very professional and very focused in submissions."
Joseph Ollech has a robust real estate litigation practice and wide experience of disputes arising under the 1954 Act. He is instructed in cases concerning restrictive covenants, easements, riparian rights claims and boundary disputes, and is also an expert in property-related company and insolvency law.
"He is forensic in his search for answers and delicate and subtle in his written work." "He is very good to work with and a passionate advocate."
Edward Peters has cultivated a reputation as a property litigation specialist and is praised by peers for his intelligent approach to cases. His practice takes in easements, overage and valuation issues and possession claims. He has experience in agricultural law proceedings and he has acted before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
"The measure and quality of his advice is outstanding." "He is extremely bright, knows his field in considerable depth and is very pragmatic." "He is technically brilliant and gives pragmatic advice that makes the client feel at ease."
Kirk Reynolds KC
Kirk Reynolds KC is a highly knowledgeable property silk who operates across the full range of property law matters. He has a wealth of experience in landlord and tenant cases and has expertise in areas including dilapidations and rent review.
"He is a safe pair of hands when it comes to tricky issues of property law." "He is a user-friendly counsel who is accessible and goes the extra mile."
Caroline Shea KC
Caroline Shea KC frequently handles commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, many of which are complex in nature. She also has a great deal of expertise in the appellate courts. Her clients range from private individuals and family trusts to large corporates.
"She is an excellent all-round property specialist. She's quick to get to the heart of the matter and a very passionate advocate for her clients." "She is a top-flight advocate who is well known and respected."
Cecily Crampin is widely acknowledged as an exceptionally promising property junior with a sophisticated practice. Her caseload includes landlord and tenant, mortgage and real property work.
"Cecily is a solid advocate in both the tribunal and court." "My go-to for mortgage work; she is extremely thorough and bright."
Elizabeth Fitzgerald focuses her impressive practice on commercial property matters, including development disputes and leasehold issues. She is adept at handling real property claims including those relating to rights of light and other easements.
"She has an excellent legal and commercial view." "She is analytical and measured in her advice."
Kester Lees is a talented junior who handles all aspects of landlord and tenant and property law, including rectification of titles, adverse possession and insolvency matters. He has notable expertise in telecommunications.
"He has great technical knowledge which he combines with an insight into the commercial position to help to get the practical solution clients want and need." "He has a brain the size of a planet. He's a very good advocate and he is excellent on paper."
Mark Sefton KC
Mark Sefton KC is a skilled advocate whose practice concentrates on commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, including high-value dilapidations cases. He excels in complex issues of valuation.
"He has a remarkable gift for predicting what judges will say and do." "He is truly a marvel. The speed with which he digests complex information and distils it into a detailed analysis is second to none."
Anthony Tanney continues to be sought out for his exemplary work across a range of real property matters. His specialisms include rent review, rights of way and land registration. He also takes on cases related to easements and professional negligence.
"He provides very good, clear advice on real property issues. The advice is commercial and proportionate." "He provided thorough and useful written opinions."
Stephanie Tozer KC
Stephanie Tozer KC handles a plethora of property-related disputes, and is recognised for her skill in handling residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. She is also noted for her expertise in telecommunications matters.
"An excellent advocate providing high-quality legal advice." "She takes care to give careful consideration to all angles of a case." "She has a meticulous attention to detail and is very responsive."
Gary Cowen KC
Gary Cowen KC frequently advises on complex litigation, and has a great deal of experience in the Court of Appeal. Real estate forms the core of his chancery practice and he has notable experience in restrictive covenants, leasehold enfranchisement and business tenancies.
"He is very good at managing the client and is an excellent advocate." "He has a breadth and depth of knowledge and provides clear advice."
Tamsin Cox predominantly focuses on landlord and tenant cases in both commercial and residential settings. She has expertise in disputes relating to easements, including rights of way and rights to light.
"She has very good technical knowledge, very good attention to detail, and good advocacy and written work." "She is knowledgeable, measured and good with clients."
Ciara Fairley is instructed in a broad range of agricultural, commercial and residential property law. She has experience of cases with professional negligence and insolvency aspects and is regularly called on to act in complex cases with issues of valuation.
"She is a class act and very good to work with."
Philip Sissons handles a range of real estate litigation matters including landlord and tenant issues. He is widely recognised for his formidable expertise in the High Court, County Courts and the Court of Appeal.
"He is thorough, dedicated and user-friendly." "He is adept at problem solving and is practical and provides sensible advice focused on getting issues resolved pragmatically." "He manages expectations well."
Toby Boncey is forging a reputation as an expert property junior with authority beyond his year of call. His practice covers both commercial and residential property disputes, including enfranchisement, possession and valuation matters.
"He is a very good advocate." "He is very thorough, excellent with clients and good on his feet in cross-examinations." "He is very detailed and diligent."
Barry Denyer-Green is a strong performer in compulsory purchase and compensation cases. He also has experience in the Lands Tribunal. He covers a range of matters including restrictive covenants, easements and development agreements.
"The leading individual on compulsory purchase matters. He is delightful to deal with."
Tricia Hemans is an impressive junior who is said to be approachable as well as possessing outstanding technical skill. She operates a broad practice, featuring commercial and residential landlord and tenant work, transactional disputes and other issues such as easements.
Acted for the trustees of The Phelan Group Retirement Benefits Scheme in a High Court case concerning when the right to enfranchise can be exercised under the Places of Worship (Enfranchisement) Act 1920.
Oliver Radley-Gardner KC
Oliver Radley-Gardner KC is acknowledged for his growing expertise in telecoms-related cases. His diverse property practice that incorporates landlord and tenant litigation, as well agricultural land disputes.
"He is first-class." "The go-to barrister for telecoms operators on the Electronic Communications Code." "An absolutely phenomenal barrister."
Adam Rosenthal KC
Adam Rosenthal KC is noted as an expert in property law. His main areas of focus include landlord and tenant litigation and restrictive covenants.
"He is user-friendly and exceptionally bright." "He has exceptional levels of knowledge and a client-focused attitude. He would go above and beyond to find a solution."
Catherine Taskis KC
Catherine Taskis KC is noted for her far-reaching expertise in both residential and commercial landlord and tenant real property law. She is able to advise clients on a host of issues, including tenancy and service charge disputes. Clients also seek her out for her specialism in agricultural law.
"Catherine is simply fantastic. She is very thorough and leaves no stone unturned." "She is excellent."
Mark Galtrey is relied upon by clients for his property law advice. He has experience in Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 matters, including contested lease renewal cases, as well as enfranchisement and agricultural issues. He has a growing appellate practice.
"He is very approachable, knowledgeable and reassuring with clients." "He is very bright, responsive and easy to work with."
Julia Petrenko has a broad practice handling commercial, residential and agricultural matters. She has experience in landlord and tenant issues, such as lease disputes, and has notable knowledge of cases involving injunctions and fraudulent property matters.
"Julia is thorough and good on paper and at trial." "She is very imaginative and has an eye for details. She dug out some killer points on the case."
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