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Geraint Wheatley

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Geraint Wheatley is recognised as a leading junior in Chambers UK 2021, and has been ranked as such for a number of years.

He is an experienced chancery and commercial practitioner, combining an outstanding academic background with tactical awareness and an eye for detail.

His practice covers the full range of property and commercial litigation, as well as professional negligence.

He regularly acts in both the High and County Courts for institutional clients such as developers, banks and national limited companies, and has a niche expertise in LPA receivership cases. He has appeared a number of times before the Court of Appeal and the First Tier Tribunal: Property Chamber (formerly the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry).

Geraint’s property work involves an increasing emphasis on commercial development, such as overage, promotion agreements, options and problems concerning title or access. He often acts together with colleagues from Chambers’ planning team on cases at the interface between real property and planning/highways issues. His instructions range from commercial, residential and agricultural landlord & tenant, through traditional land law matters such as easements, covenants, boundaries, adverse possession and registration, to nuisance, mortgages and banking.

Geraint regularly delivers seminars both online and in person. Areas covered over the last couple of years have included the 1954 Act, the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on property matters (in particular concerning possession and break clauses), Vacant Possession, Adverse Possession (dealing with Thorpe v Frank, in which Geraint appeared in the Court of Appeal), and Boundaries & Highways. He is happy to provide training in-house to solicitors and with solicitors for their clients.

Career

Oxford University (St Edmund Hall): 1st Class Law Degree

Bar Vocational Course, Manchester: Grade: Very Competent (ranked 1st in year)

Awarded the Edmund-Davies Award by Gray's Inn

Professional Memberships

Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Northern Chancery Bar Association

Member of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Member of the Northern & North Eastern Circuits