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Chambers of Andrew Smith QC

55 TEMPLE ROW, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 246 7000
Fax:
Fax 0121 246 7001
DX:
723240 BIRMINGHAM-56
Email:
Web:
www.st-philips.com

John Brennan

Tel:
Work 0121 246 2196
Email:
St Philips Chambers (Chambers of Andrew Smith QC)

Position

John’s practice encompasses a very broad range of chancery and commercial work. John is regularly instructed in real property disputes including, in particular, disputes over the ownership of the quasi-matrimonial home, easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession claims, boundary disputes and Party Wall Etc Act 1996 claims. He has considerable experience in the construction of sale and purchase agreements, development agreements and overage agreements. His practice encompasses cases in the High Court, the County Court and proceedings before the adjudicator to HM Land Registry. John accepts instructions in both non-contentious and contentious probate matters. He has acted in cases in which the capacity of the testator, the validity of the will, and the administration of the estate have been in dispute. He has made and resisted applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. He also accepts instructions in both non-contentious and contentious trust matters and is regularly instructed in disputes over the beneficial ownership of property allegedly held on trust. He has a particular interest in cases that concern allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of trust, knowing assistance and receipt, tracing, rectification and mistake. His aim is to provide clear, reliable advice and provide a user-friendly service. He undertakes a certain amount of work on a conditional fee basis.

Career

Called 1996; Lincoln’s Inn.

Member

Chancery Bar Association; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.

Education

Oxford (MA, modern history, first class); Lincoln’s Inn (Mansfield Scholar).


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Property

Within: Property – Leading juniors

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