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William Hanbury

Leeds, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Local Government
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William Hanbury
William Hanbury is an experienced barrister who regularly acts for local authorities. He offers a wealth of expertise in ratings and valuation and local government powers matters, and is also well regarded for his handling of property law cases.
Strengths: "He provides trustworthy advice."
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Practice Areas

Bill Hanbury practices across a range of local government law including local government finance, applications to set aside liability orders, council tax appeals and advice to both ratepayers and billing authorities on rating points.

He has also advised on a number of specialist local government points including the disposal of land, the introduction of highways schemes and section 106 agreements. His clients include a number of major local authorities. He successfully appeared for Leeds City Council in Isle Investments v Leeds City Council [2021] EWHC 345.

He also specialises in property litigation, where he has extensive experience of housing, landlord and tenant, easements, rights of way, boundary disputes, conveyancing and solicitors negligence arising out of property transactions. He recently appeared for the successful landlord in Kent v Guest [2021] EWHC 51, in which his client successfully obtained possession under grounds (a) and (c ) in section 30 (1) of the 1954 Act.

As well as extensive advocacy experience at all levels of the courts and tribunals he has achieved successful settlements in a wide range of ADR settings.

Publications

Bill is the author of two books including the second edition of his book “Boundary Disputes”, which it was published by the Law Society in 2017, as well as numerous articles. He also lectures widely including recently on the decision in Hurstwood Properties v Rosendale BC [2021] UKSC 16 and on the challenges facing high street landlords following Covid 19 to the Leeds Business and Property Forum.

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