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UK Bar London (Bar) Real Estate Litigation

This section ranks barristers across the UK advising on contentious property issues for both landowners and tenants, including ownership disputes, vacant possession strategies, commercial management conflicts, easement issues, party wall and landlord and tenant matters.

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All Sets profiles

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Band 1
  1. Falcon Chambers
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    Falcon Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Falcon Chambers, noted by clients as "having a wonderful calibre at all levels," is a leading specialist real estate litigation set, with an impressive bench of both silks and juniors appearing in high-profile cases. Members are able to provide expertise in the full range of real estate areas, including landlord and tenant disputes, rights of light, complex easement litigation and agriculture and telecommunications cases. Barristers at Falcon Chambers have been involved in Bank of New York Mellon v Cine-UK, a rent arrears dispute, and Valley View Health Centre v NHS Property Services, a high-profile service charge matter. One source comments: "They are the go-to due to their knowledge and wealth of experience."
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Band 2
  1. Landmark Chambers
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    Landmark Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Landmark Chambers provides expertise in a host of areas, including core real property disputes as well as telecommunications and licensing cases. Landmark members regularly appear in the higher courts and continue to be instructed in high-profile and complex disputes, including TW Logistics v Essex CC, a Supreme Court case on the extent of the 'equivalence' principle in the law of town and village greens. Rights of light, enfranchisement, overage disputes and trespass all feature in the set's recent caseload. A source states: "The set has a very good breadth of expertise." Another interviewee says: "Landmark are my preferred chambers for all aspects of property work."
  2. Tanfield Chambers
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    Tanfield Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Tanfield Chambers is highlighted for the expertise of its members in landlord and tenant disputes. Barristers at the set have a wealth of knowledge in such matters as lease disputes, restrictive covenants and development issues. The team is also known for its work in enfranchisement disputes. This last year members of the set appeared in FirstPort Property Services v Settlers Court, a right to manage dispute which appeared in the Supreme Court. One interviewee comments: "A very organised and approachable set of chambers and extremely friendly counsel." Another adds: "They always have someone in the set who can assist, regardless of complexities."
  3. Wilberforce Chambers
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    Wilberforce Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Wilberforce Chambers acts in a wide range of property matters, including both residential and commercial landlord and tenant cases, development disputes, title disputes and agricultural property cases. Members appear frequently in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. This year the set has been instructed is such matters as S Frances v The Cavendish Hotel, a business lease dispute, and Lodha Developers v GSQ, a high-value residential property matter. A source reports that the chambers has "outstanding barristers," and another adds that "Wilberforce's depth and breadth of expertise is one of the best in the industry."
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Band 3
  1. Gatehouse Chambers
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    Gatehouse Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 11 Years Ranked
    Gatehouse is home to accomplished barristers with strong experience in real estate litigation, who tackle a full assortment of cases including telecommunications, construction and professional negligence-related claims. Barristers at the set have been instructed in complex cases relating to trespassers, as well as land registration disputes. Members have appeared recently in high-stakes disputes including Triplark v Reiner & Wismayer, a dispute concerning a forfeiture claim. A source states that the set has "a number of extremely able barristers who I have no hesitation instructing on complex property disputes." Another adds that the barristers are "proactive and easy to contact and work with."
  2. Maitland Chambers
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    Maitland Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Maitland Chambers enjoys a strong reputation for property litigation. The set is home to accomplished silks and juniors who provide clients with the benefit of extensive expertise in areas including landlord and tenant law, telecommunications matters and development disputes. Maitland Chambers is well equipped to handle mortgage cases and other disputes with complex commercial elements. Members of the set have this year appeared in significant cases including the Bank of New York Mellon v Cine-UK rent arrears dispute. According to an interviewee, the set has "a full range of experts on offer at all levels."
  3. Selborne Chambers
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    Selborne Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Selborne Chambers is noted for its broad skills in property litigation, providing expertise in areas ranging from development and dilapidations claims to possession disputes. Members are active in the Supreme Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. Recently the set has appeared in London Trocedero v Picturehouse Cinemas, a high-profile rent recovery dispute. An interviewee praises the set as being "thoroughly prepared, able to take a considered view and to go above and beyond to ensure the matter is handled efficiently." Another source adds: "They have a strong team ranging from silks through to juniors."
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Band 4
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    Enterprise Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Enterprise Chambers is noted for its strength in landlord and tenant disputes, with members frequently acting on both sides of complex disputes. Additional strength is found in complementary areas such as insolvency, professional negligence and a wide variety of cases heard in the Chancery Division. This year the set appeared in a number of significant matters including Circus Apartments v Domus BWW Group, a rent arrears and disrepair dispute, and Chis 3 v Virgin Active, a lease forfeiture matter. A source says: "Enterprise Chambers is a very reliable set of chambers; they provide accurate advice." Another reports that the set has "a large number of counsel available across a range of areas who act well on short notice."
  2. Radcliffe Chambers
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    Radcliffe Chambers
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Radcliffe Chambers provides expertise in a host of contentious property matters, as well as related areas including trusts, professional negligence and insolvency disputes. Members have undertaken repair cases, service charge disputes, rent review matters and rights of way cases, among others. An example of members' work this year is My Shop 4 Ltd v Birmingham City Council, defending the commercial lessee in defending a claim for forfeiture. An instructing solicitor describes Radcliffe Chambers as a "strong property litigation set."
  3. Serle Court
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    Serle Court
    Real Estate Litigation
    UK Bar 2023 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Serle Court is a set with strong expertise across a wide range of real estate disputes, with recent experience in areas including waterways, restrictive covenants, service charges and trespassing. Members are experienced in both chancery and commercial cases. Barristers at the set act for high net worth individuals, investment and development companies and hotel groups, among other clients. Barristers at the set have been involved in several high-profile matters this year, including Asturion Foundation v Princess Al Jawharah bint Ibrahim al Ibrahim, in which the set is acting for Princess Al Jawharah in resisting claims to a London property. One satisfied solicitor comments: "The breadth and depth of expertise is very strong."