Maitland Chambers

John McGhee QC

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Practice Areas

John McGhee has wide experience in a broad range of chancery and commercial litigation. He has particular expertise in property-relating work but his practice equally encompasses banking, commercial fraud, professional negligence and company disputes. Recent cases include: Re Game Station [2014] EWCA Civ 180 (scope of administration expenses); Tindall Cobham v. Adda Hotels [2014] EWCA Civ 1215 (effect of Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act on intra group assignment provisions in leases); Chelsfield Advisers v Qatari Diar [2015] EWHC 1322 (Ch) (disputed termination of development management agreement); Canary Wharf Finance II v. Deutsche Trustee Company [2016] EWHC 100 (Comm) (whether terms of redemption of loan notes included ‘Spens payment’) and Generator and Lidl [2018] EWCA Civ 396 (joint venture constructive trusts). He also advises in non-litigious matters, such as the trusts and property aspects of proposed investment and tax schemes.


University College Oxford 1980-83 (MA).

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, Property Bar Association.


General editor of Snell's 'Equity' 33rd edn.