Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021
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Real Estate Litigation - London (Bar)
He accepts instructions on the full range of landlord and tenant and property-related professional negligence matters. He predominantly acts for landlords on residential work, and also accepts instructions from landlords and tenants on commercial matters.
Strengths: "Provides clear and practical advice."
Recent work: Instructed in Smith v Line, a highly publicised dispute surrounding the spread of Japanese knotweed on beachfront land in Cornwall.
Real Estate Litigation - South Eastern (Bar)
Has a strong practice in landlord and tenant and real property law. He has experience of a wide range of cases, from fraudulent property sales to forfeiture claims and complex ownership disputes.
Strengths: "He provides good commercial advice on technical matters."
Recent work: Acted for a brother in a dispute with his sisters regarding the beneficial interest in a portfolio of residential investment properties.
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John’s practice is primarily based on advice and representation in relation to the law of property, dealing regularly with owners of freehold and leasehold interests in land.
He also handles professional negligence litigation in relation to property professionals as well as commercial insolvency and general contractual disputes, where his property expertise gives him the edge.
“An extremely capable and experienced advocate”, the legal directories recommend him not only as “the quality of his work is excellent” but also because he is “very easy to deal with” and “highly approachable”.
Post-graduate certificate in Law
Postgraduate certificate in Russian
Property Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
Contributor to Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions