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Guildhall Chambers

Real Estate Litigation

4 ranked barristersBand 2Western (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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Guildhall Chambers boasts a number of property litigation specialists who frequently represent landowners and property managers, as well as private individuals and professionals, in misrepresentation, proprietary estoppel, adverse possession and right of way claims, as well as rectification and recovery proceedings. The set has a particular strength in agricultural land disagreements, for which it is well equipped to advise both landlords and tenants.

Client service:

"The clerks are approachable, very helpful and really flexible with how they try to accommodate you. They will adapt to whether they need to talk command or blend into the background and be a part of the team." "The clerks are friendly and efficient, and reply promptly to emails and phone calls." Oliver Edwards is the senior practice manager for the civil group.

Strengths:

Jay Jagasia
Jay Jagasia is a former solicitor with expertise in commercial and chancery law. He acts in boundary disputes and adverse possession claims, as well as challenging enfranchisement cases and lease renewal disputes. He also frequently handles solicitors' negligence cases relating to the sale of property.
"He is very on top of the details and can cut through the rubbish and identify what needs to be done." "His technical knowledge goes beyond his level of call."
Recent work: Acted for 19 claimants exercising their rights to acquire the freehold of their residential properties under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 using novel points of law.

Strengths:

Matthew Wales
Matthew Wales is a renowned barrister offering a great deal of expertise across the field of property law. He routinely handles property-related insolvency and professional negligence work. He has vast experience relating to trusts, landlord and tenant disputes, boundary disputes, easements and other matters. He also sits as a deputy district judge.
"He talks the client's language, grasps the issues very quickly, and is very pragmatic and creative with his approach." "He's really impressive and at a very early stage can knuckle down to the heart of the dispute and tell the client what will happen in court."
Recent work: Acted for the sole executor and beneficiary of her late mother’s estate in a claim against the mother’s former husband in relation to a disputed interest in the former matrimonial home.

Strengths:

Michael Selway
Michael Selway deals with a range of real estate matters. His work often involves landlord and tenant disputes and traditional chancery matters. He regularly acts in property possession, rights of way and easements cases.
"He prepares very thoroughly and anticipates very well what the judge needs to know and their potential questions." "He is not scared of giving advice and will highlight difficulties with a case and suggest a strategy to work around that. He is very good at looking at documentation and getting to the nub of problems."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute between owners of multiple pieces of neighbouring land, involving issues of ownership, rights of way and a right of access for maintenance, with evidence including various maps and 120 year old conveyances.

Strengths:

Oliver Mitchell
Oliver Mitchell has a strong practice focusing on property and trusts work, including possession and boundary disputes. He often acts in water rights matters. 
"Oliver is very thorough and can quickly get a handle on the main issues of matters. He is also very user-friendly, happy to speak on the phone or answer emails, and very good with clients and in conference." "He is very knowledgeable in his area. He shows great skill in both advising and advocacy work."
Recent work: Acted for defendants in a boundary dispute with issues relating to factual evidence and arguments surrounding the applicability of the 'hedge and ditch' presumption, as well as adverse possession.

Real Estate Litigation

Guildhall Chambers

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Location

23 Broad Street

Bristol

Bristol

UK

BS1 2HG

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Western (Bar)

Real Estate Litigation


Jay Jagasia
Band 2
Matthew Wales
Band 1
Michael Selway
Band 3
Oliver Mitchell
Band 3