Maitland Chambers enjoys a strong reputation for property litigation. The set is home to accomplished silks and juniors who provide clients with the benefit of extensive expertise in areas including landlord and tenant law, telecommunications matters and development disputes. Maitland Chambers is well equipped to handle mortgage cases and other disputes with complex commercial elements. Members of the set have this year appeared in significant cases including the Bank of New York Mellon v Cine-UK rent arrears dispute. According to an interviewee, the set has "a full range of experts on offer at all levels."
"Robert Penson, deputy senior clerk, is always extremely helpful. He is always looking for ways to do more with us, which we appreciate and welcome."
"The clerking team at Maitland Chambers are always great and very quick."
"We have a very strong, longstanding relationship with the clerks who are a genuinely nice bunch - communicative, accessible and flexible."
Timothy Calland has a commercial chancery practice with an impressive property law focus. His practice covers the full gamut of real estate issues, with an emphasis on complex cases where property overlaps with other areas of law. He is experienced in matters such as fisheries and rights over the seashore.
"His advice is well considered, even in the most complex and legally nuanced matters, and his advocacy is measured and very persuasive."
Michael Pryor is a highly praised senior junior with a dedicated real estate litigation practice. He has devoted much of his practice to enfranchisement work as well as property-related professional negligence. He regularly appears before tribunals and in all levels of court up to the Court of Appeal.
"Michael Pryor has a very engaging personality, and he engages well with clients and courts alike."
"Michael is very user-friendly."
Andrew Walker KC handles real estate-related litigation, arbitrations and expert determinations. His is equipped to work on such matters as planning obligations, landlord and tenant disputes and business rates.
"Andrew Walker is fantastically accessible and a real part of the team. He is great at being aware of the wider picture, as well as the legal detail."
Timothy Dutton KC receives much praise for his client-friendly approach and his knowledge of property-related disputes. His work concentrates on enfranchisements, equitable remedies and contractual disputes. He is further noted for his wider commercial chancery practice.
"Tim is an excellent all-rounder. He has a particularly strong affinity with the clients."
Christopher Pymont KC is the head of Maitland Chambers and counts restrictive covenants, break clauses and leases as just some of his areas of expertise. He has acted in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
Philomena Harrison is an experienced property junior with expertise in break option disputes and property-related professional negligence. Commercial easement disputes form another major focus of her practice. She works closely with investment funds and banks.
Adam Smith specialises in real estate litigation, concentrating on leasehold enfranchisement, commercial lease renewals and service charge disputes. He also has experience of mortgage matters.
"Adam Smith is very clever and precise, and he works hard."
Paul Clarke is active in real estate litigation relating to both commercial and residential property. He has been involved in cases concerning matters as diverse as trespassing, lease renewals and development disputes.
"Paul Clarke is a tactician who comes across as mild-mannered but is incredibly steely and determined. Also, his advocacy and cross-examination is just fantastic."
Richard Fowler has a well-established real estate litigation practice, being regularly instructed in matters concerning landlord and tenant and developer disputes, among a vast array of others issues. He has appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
"Richard is very user-friendly and brilliant with clients."
"I trust Richard implicitly with complex, high-value matters. He gets to grips with a number of complex issues and can marshal large bodies of evidence."