St John's Chambers is 'the strongest chambers in the South West for property work', according to a client. Leslie Blohm QC has an established track record in representing clients in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in cases regarding easements and boundary disputes, to name a couple of areas of expertise. Christopher Jones heads the property team and fields expertise in landlord and tenant disputes. John Sharples acted in the case of Scott v Bridge, which involved issues of mistaken gifts and invalid transfers of land.
Property and construction in Regional Bar
‘Simon Lyons is a customer-focused clerk, who manages diaries and fees in an approachable and friendly way‘.
‘The clerks are always super responsive and easy to work with‘.
‘Elizabeth Champion is friendly and responsive‘.
'Excellent set' Guildhall Chambers houses a team of 'strong regional specialists in property law'. Recent highlights for the set include Ewan Paton and Jay Jagasia acting as co-counsel for multiple claimants in Freehold Properties 250 Ltd v Field and others, on whether tenants have a right to acquire the freehold of residential properties under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 if the roof and load-bearing walls are not part of the demised premises; the case is due to be heard before the Court of Appeal. Deputy district judge Matthew Wales handles the gamut of property litigation. Julian Allsop is sought after for his established expertise in construction law. Rising star Brittany Pearce is 'very robust and detail-orientated, excellent in Court and with clients'.
‘A very tuned-in set‘.
‘Good range and availability of counsel‘.
‘Clerks are very affable and personable‘.
‘Joe Stayte is brilliant with client management‘.
3PB's Matthew Cannings heads the set's property and estates team, and regularly represents clients before the County Court and High Court in a range of contentious work, including landlord and tenant and neighbor disputes. Robert Weatherley brings expertise in land-related disputes and is regularly instructed in cases involving rights of way issues, adverse possession and boundary disputes. Antonietta Grasso has established strength in acting for both landlords and tenants across a wide range of residential property matters, often representing vulnerable clients, and commercial property cases. The 'accessible and approachable' Paul Newman is the key figure in the practice for contentious construction.
‘3PB is a strong set with an abundance of experienced counsel‘.
‘There is a depth of knowledge within the property practice‘.
‘The clerks at 3PB are first rate – responsive and quick to deal with queries‘.
‘The clerks are very approachable, and special mention should be reserved for Mark Heath as he can be relied upon to place work with the right barrister. Mark is also very client focused, and will take the time to follow up on instructions to ensure that everything went as expected for both instructing solicitors and client‘.
‘Phillipa Caine and Mark Heath are both extremely efficient and helpful‘.
‘Phillipa Caine is brilliant‘.