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St Philips Chambers

John Randall

Birmingham, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 6 departments
Ranked in : Company , Professional Negligence , Partnership , Chancery , Real Estate Litigation , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Company - Midlands (Bar)

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John Randall QC  
An accomplished chancery and commercial silk with a reputation for excellence in company law matters such as unfair prejudice cases. He is noted for his experience in high-value and lengthy trials, and in related areas such as professional negligence, property and judicial review.
Strengths: "A first-class silk with an outstanding reputation." "He takes a very practical approach, he is friendly and constructive, and focused on getting his clients results. He is also good with dealing with the technicalities."
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Professional Negligence - Midlands (Bar)

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John Randall QC
Leading silk for actions against professionals including solicitors, accountants and engineers. He has a particularly strong practice in matters relating to real estate.
Strengths: "Friendly, constructive and focused on getting results for his clients. He is also good with dealing with the technicalities."
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Partnership - Midlands (Bar)

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John Randall QC
A multi-talented silk with an established track record in the partnership arena, who is particularly good at representing parties in disputes involving partnerships or quasi-partnerships in the real estate and professional services sectors. He is an expert at providing advice to clients on how best to avoid litigation and keep out of the courtroom but, once in court, he proves to be a formidable advocate.
Strengths: "Tactically he has the experience, and legally his technical knowledge is so impressive."
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Chancery - Midlands (Bar)

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John Randall QC
A leading chancery silk who concentrates on the commercial side of the practice area. He does work in professional negligence and sport cases, as well as real property and company law. Randall is also an accredited mediator.
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Real Estate Litigation - Midlands (Bar)

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John Randall QC
An exceptionally well-recognised silk whose property expertise comes highly recommended. His substantial experience includes handling rights of way disputes for landlords and developers. He is also proficient at taking on instructions relating to option agreements, restrictive covenants and rent reviews. He is well regarded for his work concerning easements. As part of his wide-ranging practice he also covers cases relating to professional negligence and sports law.
Strengths: "He is undoubtedly the top property litigation silk outside London." "He possesses keen commercial awareness and is good with clients."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - Midlands (Bar)

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John Randall QC
An accomplished commercial practitioner who has been described as "the go-to QC" in Birmingham. He frequently represents financial institutions and corporations in complex commercial and chancery disputes, including contractual disputes, fraud, and issues relating to sale purchase agreements. He has further experience in sustainability and profitability issues.
Strengths: "Brilliant with the law and knows his brief inside out. He has a brilliant knack of perfectly pitching cases to judges in a way that has them eating out of his hand." "Meticulous preparation for trial and outstanding cross-examination skills."
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Practice Areas

Areas of practice are chancery and commercial law, companies, judicial review, partnerships, professional negligence, real property and sports law.

Career

Called Lincoln's Inn 1978; Bar of New South Wales 1979; Silk 1995; Assistant Recorder 1995-99; Deputy Head of Chambers 1998-2001; Recorder 1999-2016; Deputy High Court Judge 2000-16; Member, Legal Services Consultative Panel 2000-09; Head of Chambers 2001-04; Barrister and Solicitor of Western Australia 2001; Bencher of Lincoln's Inn 2003; Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales 2013 (Visiting Fellow 2004-13); Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne 2014-17.

Professional Memberships

Midland Circuit; Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Society of Legal Scholars.

Publications

'The Tort of Conversion' (with Sarah Green), 2009; Rethinking the Economic Torts (with Simon Deakin) MLR 2009; Caparo v Dickman: Legal Celebrity or Jurisprudential Substance? in 'Cases that Changed our Lives', 2010; Proprietary Estoppel and the Common Intention Constructive Trust, Journal of Equity 2010; Express Termination Clauses in Contracts, CLJ 2014; When Louisa Carlill Caught the Flu (Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Company) in 'Cases that Changed our Lives 2', 2014; Criminal Convictions and the Civil Courts (with Matthew Dyson), CLJ 2015; England's Splendid Isolation (with Matthew Dyson) in 'Comparing Tort and Crime', 2015.

Personal

Educated at Rugby School; Loomis Institute, Conn USA; Jesus College, Cambridge (MA).

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