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

6 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Serle Court is a set with strong expertise across a wide range of real estate disputes, with recent experience in areas including waterways, restrictive covenants, service charges and trespassing. Members are experienced in both chancery and commercial cases. Barristers at the set act for high net worth individuals, investment and development companies and hotel groups, among other clients. Barristers at the set have been involved in several high-profile matters this year, including Asturion Foundation v Princess Al Jawharah bint Ibrahim al Ibrahim, in which the set is acting for Princess Al Jawharah in resisting claims to a London property. One satisfied solicitor comments: "The breadth and depth of expertise is very strong."

Client service

"The service levels and responsiveness of the clerks are very strong."

"You cannot find fault with the clerks. Daniel Wheeler, senior clerk, is superb and deserves a special mention."

"Charlie Payne, clerk, is an amazing clerk with very quick turnaround time. He is very responsive and very friendly."

Notable Practitioners

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Jennifer Meech
5
Band 5

Jennifer Meech acts for a range of individual and corporate clients on an impressively wide range of property cases. Her expertise covers cases regarding agricultural land, property injunctions and easements, among other issues.

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Andrew Francis
1
Band 1

Andrew Francis has a fine reputation at the Bar for his dedicated property litigation practice. He is acknowledged for his work in restrictive covenants and rights to light, and is also recognised for his knowledge of party wall law. He has authored a number of significant texts on property law.

"Andrew Francis is brilliant on restrictive covenant cases."

"He is very knowledgeable."

Christopher Stoner KC
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Christopher Stoner KC
2
Band 2

Christopher Stoner KC has garnered recognition for his expertise in water and canal law, and is known as one of the leading silks practising riparian rights. His practice also takes in service charge and landlord and tenant disputes. He accepts instructions on behalf of public authorities and private individuals.

"Christopher Stoner understands the commercial background to work, is tremendously hard-working and gets on incredibly well with clients."

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Thomas Braithwaite
3
Band 3

Thomas Braithwaite is noted for having a diverse practice that spans franchise rights, development rights and negligence claims, among other matters. He is regularly instructed by major bodies such as The Crown Estate in relation to manorial rights and land registration issues, and has appeared before the Supreme Court.

"Thomas Braithwaite is very good and very robust. You can have complete confidence in him because he really knows his stuff."

"Thomas Braithwaite is a breath of fresh air - he is quick on his feet, tenacious and puts clients at ease."

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Andrew Bruce
3
Band 3

Andrew Bruce has a high-quality property practice with an emphasis on landlord and tenant law and property litigation. He also has substantial expertise in property-related professional negligence work.

"Andrew Bruce immediately instils that is he in control, and he knows what he is doing in stressful litigation matters."

"He is extremely responsive."

"Andrew Bruce is very bright, can explain things in simple terms and has bags of common sense."

"He is a very strong advocate."

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Rupert Reed KC
4
Band 4

Rupert Reed KC is well known for his extensive property practice. He regularly undertakes disputes concerning the management and development of commercial properties. He is particularly known for his work on financial and joint venture disputes relating to commercial property for clients in the retail and leisure sectors. He undertakes work for wealthy Middle Eastern clients, concerning property in London.

"Rupert is very user-friendly and knowledgeable."

Ranked Barristers at
Serle Court

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Silks (KC)

London (Bar)

Real Estate Litigation

Christopher Stoner KC
2
Christopher Stoner KC
2
Band 2
4
Rupert Reed KC
4
Band 4

Juniors

London (Bar)

Real Estate Litigation

1
Andrew Francis
1
Band 1
3
Andrew Bruce
3
Band 3
3
Thomas Braithwaite
3
Band 3
5
Jennifer Meech
5
Band 5