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Leading Silks

Mark Anderson QC - No5 Barristers ChambersQuickly distils even the most complex of cases to their fundamentals and helps navigate a clear course.
John Randall QC - St Philips ChambersThe go-to silk in the Birmingham market.

Leading Juniors

John Brennan - St Philips ChambersEnormously bright and extremely hardworking, with an approachable demeanour that makes him an important part of the team.
Michelle Caney - St Ives ChambersA calm, clear and persuasive advocate, with a very precise and thorough approach to cases.
Tom Carter - Ropewalk ChambersUndaunted by any task, he really goes the extra mile for his clients.
David Taylor - No5 Barristers ChambersA superb advocate who is great with clients.
Anthony Verduyn - St Philips ChambersHe combines a very sound knowledge of the law with thoughtful and incisive cross-examination.
Tony Watkin - St Ives ChambersFirst-class attention to detail, quickly digesting complex cases and distilling the key issues.
Louise Corfield  -No5 Barristers ChambersHer advocacy, oral submissions and cross-examination are focused and persuasive.
Matthew Haynes - St Ives ChambersExcellent with clients and respected by opponents and judges.
Gavin McLeod - St Philips ChambersCombines a fantastic analytical brain with attention to detail and an ability to think beyond the confines of the presented case to reach innovative solutions.
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersA reliable advocate whose clients warm to his personable nature.
David Mitchell - No5 Barristers ChambersCombines technical skills with a broad range of expertise.
Anya Newman - St Ives ChambersShe provides astute commercial and tactical advice, supplemented by her excellent in-depth knowledge of property law.
David Nuttall - St Ives ChambersCombines excellent technical knowledge and spot-on tactical advice.

Rising Stars

Imogen Halstead - No5 Barristers ChambersVery sharp, good on her feet,approachable and personable with clients.  

Property and construction in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers Chambers

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

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.

Ropewalk Chambers

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

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.