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Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Stephen Jourdan QC

FALCON COURT, LONDON, EC4Y 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 2484
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Fax 020 7353 1261
DX:
408 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.falcon-chambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

For its ‘sheer strength and breadth of expertise’, Falcon Chambers is ‘the pre-eminent set’ for property litigation and agricultural work, while it also has an ‘excellent reputation’ in planning law, making it a go-to set for many instructing solicitors. In addition to offering ‘the best QCs in the business and very strong junior talent too’ they are also ‘phenomenally good value’. Stephanie Tozer took silk in 2019. The clerks’ room is led by senior clerk Johnathan Stannard, with first junior Joanne Mea and second junior James Clarke in support. Edith Robertson is chambers director. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Agriculture
Agriculture - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Falcon Chambers

The ‘pre-eminent set for agricultural work’, members of Falcon Chambers possess considerable experience in tenancies, development issues, the Agricultural Holdings 1986 Act, and proprietary estoppel in the context of farming families. Emily Windsor recently acted in Trustees of the Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Charity Trust v. Millgate, a leading piece of litigation concerning restrictive covenants which prevented the development of a rural site. In another set highlight, Caroline Shea QC appeared in the Court of Appeal in Moore v Moore which concerned the satisfaction of equity in a farm-related estoppel dispute.

Leading Silks

Caroline Shea QC - Falcon ChambersAble to absorb large amounts of information and give salient and pertinent advice

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon ChambersAn extremely nice and calm silk to work with and a very effective advocate.

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon ChambersHis advice is unambiguous and he is very direct.

Ranked: tier 2
Leading Juniors

Emily Windsor - Falcon ChambersA real go-to senior junior.

Ranked: tier 1

Edward Peters - Falcon ChambersOne of the few juniors who can deal with agricultural matters but can turn his hand to any aspect of property litigation too.

Ranked: tier 1

Catherine Taskis - Falcon ChambersShe is extremely impressive, both in writing and on her feet.

Ranked: tier 2

Ciara Fairley - Falcon ChambersShe is very thorough and has great attention to detail.

Ranked: tier 3

Jamie Sutherland - Falcon ChambersVery thorough and clearly knows the law.

Ranked: tier 3

Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon ChambersHe is clearly incredibly bright, impresses clients and is also liked by them.

Ranked: tier 3

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Planning
Leading Silks

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon ChambersA compelling and precise advocate who leaves no stone unturned in his preparation.

Ranked: tier 3

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Professional negligence
Leading Juniors

Camilla Chorfi - Falcon ChambersShe is great at getting into the complex detail of a case.

Ranked: tier 4

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Property litigation
Property litigation - Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Falcon Chambers

Falcon Chambers specialises in property litigation and associated areas and is hailed as the ‘pre-eminent set’ at the property Bar. Among its areas of expertise are enfranchisement, compulsory purchases, mineral rights, telecoms matters, and Land Registry issues. In a recent highlight, Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC acted in S. Frances Ltd v Cavendish, a Supreme Court case which reversed decades of Court of Appeal precedent concerning the extent to which a landlord’s intention to redevelop a property must be unconditional when opposing the grant of a new business tenancy. Elsewhere, Stephen Jourdan QC appeared in the Privy Council on appeal from the Court of Appeal of The Bahamas in Bannerman Town etc. Association v Eleuthera Properties. The matter concerned a complex title dispute of 2,000 acres of land in The Bahamas. The arrival of Camilla Chorfi from Selborne Chambers bolstered the set’s landlord and tenant offering.

Leading Silks

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC - Falcon ChambersOne of the best property litigation advocates in the business.

Ranked: tier 1

Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon ChambersAbsolutely first class and is the first name on the team sheet for complicated matters.

Ranked: tier 1

Janet Bignell QC - Falcon ChambersFantastic, a truly magnificent cross-examiner.

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon ChambersProvides sheer strength and breadth of expertise.

Ranked: tier 2

Caroline Shea QC - Falcon ChambersAble to absorb large amounts of information and give salient and pertinent advice.

Ranked: tier 3

Jonathan Small QC - Falcon ChambersAn expert on rights of way and restrictive covenants.

Ranked: tier 3
2018 Silks

Mark Sefton QC - Falcon ChambersHighly rated for both commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters.

Ranked: tier 1
2019 Silks

Stephanie Tozer QC - Falcon ChambersProvides very helpful advice on matters of evidence and merits.

Ranked: tier 1
Leading Juniors

Anthony Radevsky - Falcon ChambersAn enfranchisement specialist who is tactical and commercial.

Ranked: tier 1

Emily Windsor - Falcon ChambersA wise and assured advisor in all the core areas of property litigation.

Ranked: tier 1

Martin Dray - Falcon ChambersProvides a very good service.

Ranked: tier 1

Wayne Clark - Falcon ChambersProvides decisive and practical advice on matters of considerable complexity.

Ranked: tier 1

Adam Rosenthal - Falcon ChambersAn accomplished practitioner in real estate litigation.

Ranked: tier 2

Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon ChambersHe is clearly incredibly bright, impresses clients and is also liked by them.

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Letman - Falcon ChambersHe is exceptional in the property litigation arena.

Ranked: tier 2

Edward Peters - Falcon ChambersVery good on his feet with good cross-examination skills.

Ranked: tier 3

Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Falcon ChambersVery user-friendly but sharp on her feet.

Ranked: tier 3

Greville Healey - Falcon ChambersHe is very dedicated to any case you give to him and is a great advocate on his feet.

Ranked: tier 3

Gary Cowen - Falcon ChambersHighly recommended for a broad array of property disputes.

Ranked: tier 3

Nathaniel Duckworth - Falcon ChambersRecommended for real property and landlord and tenant-related litigation.

Ranked: tier 3

Phil Sissons - Falcon ChambersThe advice he provides is clear and well considered.

Ranked: tier 3

Tamsin Cox - Falcon ChambersPractical, measured and thorough, with spot-on tactical judgement.

Ranked: tier 3

Camilla Chorfi - Falcon ChambersExtremely charming, measured with phenomenal attention to detail.

Ranked: tier 4

Catherine Taskis - Falcon ChambersAble to sensibly get a feel for both the issues and the clients' commercial objectives.

Ranked: tier 4

Joseph Ollech - Falcon ChambersHe is clever, careful, organised, and really puts his heart and soul into his work.

Ranked: tier 4

Cecily Crampin - Falcon ChambersExcellent on party walls and other neighbourly matters.

Ranked: tier 5

Ciara Fairley - Falcon ChambersShe is very thorough and has great attention to detail.

Ranked: tier 5

Kester Lees - Falcon ChambersBright, ambitious, helpful and dependable.

Ranked: tier 5

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Set overviews: England and Wales

For its ‘sheer strength and breadth of expertise’, Falcon Chambers is ‘the pre-eminent set’ for property litigation and agricultural work, while it also has an ‘excellent reputation’ in planning law, making it a go-to set for many instructing solicitors. In addition to offering ‘the best QCs in the business and very strong junior talent too’ they are also ‘phenomenally good value’. Stephanie Tozer took silk in 2019. The clerks’ room is led by senior clerk Johnathan Stannard, with first junior Joanne Mea and second junior James Clarke in support. Edith Robertson is chambers director. Offices in: London

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Falcon Chambers (Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Stephen Jourdan QC)

  • Parking rights: here to stay? Consent might be the surprising answer 


    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

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