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  1. Property litigation – Leading sets
  2. Property litigation – Leading silks
  3. Property litigation – 2017 silks
  4. Property litigation – 2018 silks
  5. Property litigation – Leading juniors
  6. Agriculture – Leading silks
  7. Agriculture – Leading juniors

Property litigation – Leading silks

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Property litigation – 2017 silks

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Property litigation – 2018 silks

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Property litigation – Leading juniors

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Agriculture – Leading silks

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Falcon Chambers β€˜operates in a league of its own’ as the β€˜preeminent property litigation set’. Members are known for handling enfranchisement work, compulsory purchase matters and Land Registry issues. Agriculture is also a core focus and the set β€˜continues to be the leader for agricultural property work’. Notable instructions included Crown Estate Commissioners v Whitehall Court London and Ineos Upstream Ltd v Persons Unknown.

Landmark Chambers is a β€˜one of the leading property litigation sets’ and β€˜maintains a very high standard of service’. Four members of chambers – Timothy Morshead QC, Dan Kolinsky QC, Zack Simons and Luke Wilcox – were involved in the Supreme Court case of Iceland Limited v Berry, in what became an inter-chambers battle concerning plant and machinery regulations in the law of rating.

Maitland Chambers is β€˜a top-class Chancery set’ that β€˜has strength in a number of different areas of law’. Members have particular expertise in possession hearings, insolvency-related property cases and high-value commercial property disputes. Amanda Tipples QC handled Dowding v Marchmove Ltd, a claim of constructive trust and proprietary estoppel in the Court of Appeal.

Barristers of Tanfield Chambers are β€˜leading experts in their field’. The set is β€˜the go-to for landlord and tenant’ matters and is also β€˜excellent for enfranchisement and service charge disputes’. Chambers head Philip Rainey QC recently appeared in John Lyon’s Charity v London Sephardi Trust, a Court of Appeal case pertaining to section17 of the Interpretation Act. Rainey was successful in lowering the price of his clients’ freehold purchase by Β£1m.

Wilberforce Chambers has β€˜excellent strength in depth in property matters’ and is β€˜the premier set for commercial work’. In the Supreme Court, Joanne Wicks QC is acting for the appellant in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel, a matter of general importance which concerns a landlord’s attempt to evict a protected business tenant on the basis of redevelopment works that the tenant argues serves no genuine commercial purpose.

At Hardwicke, there is a β€˜wide range of excellent counsel from juniors up to the impressive silks’. Areas of specialism for the set include boundary disputes, transaction-related property negligence and easements, as well as niche knowledge in tower block cladding and fracking. Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and John de Waal QC are acting on TST Millbank v Resolution Real Estate Ltd, a multi-million pound claim at Millbank Tower in relation to outstanding service charges.

Radcliffe Chambers has a β€˜good spread of impressive property litigation practitioners’, who are β€˜adaptable, knowledgeable and happy to accommodate the client’s needs’. The set has expertise in β€˜commercial, insolvency and general Chancery private client work’ and is also well regarded for agriculture, Nathan Wells recently appeared in Pearson v Foster, a seven-day High Court trial relating to fishing rights over waters serving an ancient windmill.

Selborne Chambers is β€˜an excellent set with some first-class members’ who are β€˜increasingly able to deal with property litigation issues at all levels’. Head of chambers Mark Warwick QC recently acted on Ping v Ong, a Court of Appeal matter where the asset of a discretionary trust was not correctly identified in the trust document.

Members of Enterprise Chambers are β€˜excellent, approachable, experienced and commercially minded’ and β€˜pre-eminent in the crossover of property and insolvency disputes’. Other strengths for its barristers include property-related professional negligence as well as landlord and tenant work.

New Square Chambers is β€˜a set with a real depth of expertise’ where the clerks β€˜go above and beyond to provide a first-class service.’ Areas of specialism for the members include landlord and tenant disputes, trust claims, insolvency and matters with a public law element. George Laurence QC acted in R(Powell) v Marine Management Organisation and Anor, a matter pertaining to public rights of navigation in Brighton Marina.

Serle Court has β€˜barristers of top quality, regardless of the type of commercial dispute’. The set has particular expertise in restrictive covenants, rights of light and the law relating to waterways. Christopher Stoner QC was recently instructed on Jones v Canal & River Trust, a Court of Appeal matter regarding the removal of residential vessels on inland waterways.

Following its merger with Arden Chambers, 4-5 Gray's Inn Square now has β€˜a range of barristers suitable for all matters’. Core strengths for the set include leaseholds and service charge disputes. Justin Bates recently acted on JLK Ltd v Ezekwe which considered whether student pods qualified as dwellings under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

Henderson Chambers’ members are of β€˜high quality, both in expertise and discipline’. Members are β€˜engaging and friendly, as well as knowledgeable’ in areas of law related to commercial property, real property, residential landlord and tenant, as well as co-ownership and trusts of land.

Ten Old Square is an β€˜excellent set for property disputes’ where the barristers are β€˜extremely helpful and responsive’. The set is highly regarded for its work on areas including commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, rent review arbitrations and dilapidations claims. Agricultural holdings and tenancies are also an areas of expertise for its members.

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