Maitland Chambers

Michael Pryor

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Practice Areas

Barrister specialising primarily in litigation and advisory work related to real estate. In particular, all aspects of commercial and residential landlord and tenant (including leasehold enfranchisement), real property, insolvency law (personal and corporate) in a property context, and property-related professional negligence (solicitors and property/finance related professionals). Also, probate, partnership, unincorporated associations, and finance matters arising in a real estate context. • K/S Habro v. Scottish & Newcastle [2015] EWHC 2084 (Ch) (landlord’s claim against original tenant after disclaimer) • 82 Portland Place (Freehold) v. Howard de Walden [2014] UKUT 133 (LC) (leasehold enfranchisement, relativity, ‘purchaser’s margin’) • Hauser v. Howard de Walden Estates Ltd [2013] UKUT 597 (LC) (leasehold enfranchisement, relativity, flying freeholds) • Deutsche Bank Suisse SA v Khan & Ors [2013] EWCA Civ 1149, [2013] EWHC 482 &1020 (mortgage possession, misrepresentation, consumer law, loan agreement, costs liability, re-entry after enforcement of a warrant, full and frank disclosure) • Hortense Littlewood v David Radford [2010] 1 P& CR 18 (CA) (professional negligence, leasehold enfranchisement, time-limit) • Risegold Ltd v Escala Ltd [2009] 2 P&CR 1 (CA) (development, nature of easement) • Cadogan v. Sportelli [2008] 1 WLR 2142 (CA) (leasehold enfranchisement, deferment rates) • Ultimate Leisure v. Tindle [2008] 1 P&CR DG11 (CA) (option, business tenancies, security of tenure) • Meretz Investments NV v. ACP Ltd [2007] Ch. 197 (CA) (conspiracy, abuse of process, estoppel, mortgagee’s powers

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, Property Bar Association.


Qualified 1992.


University of Newcastle upon Tyne (LLB). Born 1969.