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Leslie Blohm QC
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Chancery and commercial practitioner with a strong emphasis on property and landlord and tenant law. Real property: extensive expertise in a wide variety of property issues, acting for a range of clients from private individuals to substantial corporations, sits as village inspector. He regularly acts in relation to property disputes involving overlaps into other specialist areas of law, such as partnership, insolvency and company law. Specific areas of expertise include: sale of land, restrictive covenants, mortgages, licences, easements, commons, 'village greens', boundary disputes, torts relating to land. Reported cases: Drake v Fripp  EWCA Civ. 1279 (boundaries); Odey v Barber  Ch 165 (non-solicited permission); Bakewell Management v Brandwood & Ors (HL  AC 519); Cardwell v Walker (2004) 2 P+CR 9 (positive burdens and easements); Freund v Charles Scott Developments CA  2 P+CR 31 (enforcement of options to purchase land); Bettison v Penter  1 AC 27 (assignability of rights of common); Jones v Welsh Water  37 RVR 46 (calculation of hope value on acquisition); Jalnarne v Ridewood  61 P+CR 143 (excessive use of easement). Landlord and tenant: rent reviews, dilapidations claims, commercial lease construction. Reported cases: Dame Margaret Hungerford v Beazeley  2EGLR 143 (dilapidations); Gloucester City Council v Brown  1EGLR 95 (rent review), White v Wessex RFCA  3EGLR 983;  1EGLR 55 (grant of new business tenancy); Mason v Boscawen  1 ALL ER 1006 (VAT as rent). Equity and trusts, wills and probate, including administration of estates and trusts, construction issues and claims under the Inheritance Act and Trusts of Land Act. Mobile homes: Tapsell v Cemery  27 HLR 114 (owners motive to terminate agreement). Professional negligence: solicitors - property and conveyancing (including mortgage lending). Commercial litigation: trustees of Stokes Pension Fund v Western Power  1 WLR 3595 (costs - part 36 offers).
Called 1982; Recorder 2003; QC 2006; deputy High Court judge (Chancery) 2008; articles: 'Wills and the Administration of Justice Act 1982 - A Quiet Revolution' (1983) NLJ 1108.
Chancery Bar Association; Western Chancery and Commercial Bar Association.
Christ's Hospital; Keble College, Oxford University (1981 MA); Hardwicke and Jenkins Scholar of Lincoln's Inn (1982).
Chancery (general); Planning; Property - litigation