I’ve been a barrister specialising in property law for 27 years and I sit as a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for both land registration and residential property cases. I also sit as a Deputy Chancery Master.
My property practice encompasses all areas of real estate litigation including adverse possession, boundaries, conveyancing, co-ownership, easements, land registration, mortgages, options, restrictive covenants, property damage claims and trusts of land.
I also provide expertise in all aspects of the law of landlord and tenant, including business tenancy renewals, dilapidations, enfranchisement, forfeiture, leasehold covenants and service charge disputes.
My expertise in property law also extends to cases where property rights and principles of insolvency meet, and where claims of negligence arise against solicitors, surveyors and valuers. I’ve also been instructed in a number of cases involving disputes about sporting and fishing rights.
I’m also a trained mediator and can offer my services to those looking to mediate property disputes.
My commercial practice has a distinct chancery bias to it and includes company litigation, partnership, insolvency and fraud.
My company litigation expertise includes directors’ duties, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions, rectification proceedings and directors’ disqualification.
I’m also experienced in partnership law and have advised and acted in a wide variety of partnership disputes involving accountants, solicitors, vets, farmers, doctors and restaurateurs. I’ve worked on disputes including dissolutions and winding-up, partitions and buy-outs and detailed accounts and inquiries.
My insolvency experience includes all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency and I have particular skills in those cases where property rights and principles of insolvency meet.
In terms of fraud, misrepresentation and breach of trust I have vast experience of all aspects of civil fraud, including fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance. Recent cases include fraudulent misrepresentation by a vendor in the context of a sale of land and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty involving the diversion of a corporate opportunity by a senior manager alleged to be a fiduciary.
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