Kings Chambers is a 'first class' set and 'offers a great deal of strength'. The property team advises on the full spectrum of real estate litigation for a wide variety of clients development companies, insurers, public authorities, charities, trustees and insolvency practitioners. Areas of focus include disputes relating to the title of land, restrictive covenants, mortgage litigation, real estate-related advocacy and mediation. Lesley Anderson QC heads the business and property group, and Andrew Singer QC has a strong background in construction-related disputes. Nigel Clayton, who specialises in mortgage possession cases, is a notable junior.
Property and construction in Regional Bar
‘A favourite chambers outside London, with barristers to suit a wide range of matters. ‘
‘Top set of Chambers in the region.’
‘I have used Kings Chambers for a number of years as they are able to offer a depth of expertise in property litigation that is not matched elsewhere. They are competitive on fees and will always go the extra mile in terms of client service.’
‘Fantastic set that has so much strength in depth.’
‘Kings Chambers have provided regular online training sessions and briefings during the pandemic.’
‘First-class chambers, which rival anything which London has to offer. Reliable counsel available at all levels from the most experienced QC to very junior counsel. Almost always able to offer an equally good alternative if first choice counsel happens to be unavailable.’
‘Excellent set of chambers with high quality across the board. London standards in the North.’
‘Responsive clerks. Brandon Singh is helpful and friendly.’
‘My main contacts are Gary Young and Harry Young, both of whom offer excellent client service and will respond promptly to queries even out of hours and at short notice will always do their best to assist.’
‘The clerks offer an excellent service and this has not been hindered at all during the pandemic. They continue to promptly respond to emails and calls, and go above an beyond in helping matters progress. ‘
‘Gary Young, the Chief Business and Property clerk is one of the best clerks to counsel whom I have come across. Realistic and flexible with regard to fees, and always ready to go the extra mile. Has come into his own during the pandemic times.’
‘Harry Young is personable, responsive and looking for solutions.’
Exchange Chambers‘ property team has substantial expertise in areas registered land disputes, residential and commercial landlord and tenant, and boundaries, easements and rights of way, both public and private. Andrew Williams and Lawrence McDonald have substantial expertise in property litigation. Williams advised the claimant in Dowse v Bradford City Council , an adverse possession claim against the council. Neil Cadwallader was appointed as a civil circuit judge in October 2020.