Property and construction in Regional Bar
No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a collection of property barristers with 'strength and depth at all levels of call'. Sources of instructions include landlord and tenant matters, easement and boundary disputes, and development disputes involving restrictive covenants. Mark Anderson QC recently successfully represented the lenders in a claim for possession of a £2m property which had been pledged as a security for a loan to be used for commercial property investment. David Taylor is also frequently instructed in high-value possession claims, such as his recent representation of crowd-funded loan platform Saving Stream in a claim for possession of a mixed commercial and residential building. At the more junior end of chambers, Imogen Halstead s building up a substantial property practice including trust claims, tenancy disputes, and easements.
St Philips Chambers is home to several strong property barristers, who are 'intuitive and at the top of their game' with 'outstanding knowledge' in the field. John Randall QC is a key figure within the group, handling complex and high-value cases involving issues such as mineral rights, proprietary estoppel and boundary disputes. Anthony Verduyn is a prominent figure in the set's junior ranks, and recently defended a former Ukrainian politician in a case brought by his former wife, alleging that the defendant owed her more than £2m as he had covenanted to redeem the mortgage on a London flat, and in a counterclaim asserting beneficial interest in several-high value properties owned by the claimant.
Members of Ropewalk Chambers appear in a wide range of property cases throughout the East Midlands, with recent work including boundary and easement disputes, as well as dilapidation and possession claims. Tom Carter is a particularly notable figure within the team for his specialism in cases relating to Japanese knotweed, having recently appeared in several agenda-setting nuisance, misrepresentation and professional negligence cases around infestations of the invasive species.
St Ives Chambers is home to a property group with significant experience across a wide range of issues, which 'punches above its weight locally, and is 'a go-to set for property matters in Birmingham'. Senior junior Tony Watkin is a key figure within chambers, and recently represented the Radisson Blu Hotel in Liverpool in an insurance charge dispute where the landlord had reapportioned those charges so that the client had a higher burden than the building's residential tenants. Other notable barristers in the team include Matthew Haynes, whose recent property work has centred around boundary and easement disputes, and Michelle Caney, whose work covers the broad spectrum of real and property matters.