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Leading Silks

Leslie Blohm QC - St John's ChambersLeslie has a commanding presence in court, and combines this with a manner which immediately puts the client at ease.

Leading Juniors

Julian Allsop - Guildhall ChambersResponsive and concise, with a good client manner.
Charles Auld - St John's ChambersCharles is a hugely experienced barrister who provides very commercial advice.
William Batstone - Guildhall ChambersHe is always thorough; clients have faith in his advice.
Rawdon Crozier - KBG ChambersRawdon provides a rare combination of pragmatism with knowledge and approachability. He seems to instinctively know the best approach to take in any given situation. A calm and highly effective advocate.
Christopher Jones - St John's ChambersChristopher is a very talented advocate who is quick on his feet. Clients find him very easy to work with.
Ewan Paton - Guildhall ChambersHe is a strong and very bright property and estates barrister.
John Sharples - St John's ChambersHe has brilliant social and analytical skills. Quick both in terms of intellect and turnaround time. Solicitors wish he was able to clone himself.
Matthew Wales - Guildhall ChambersA formidable and impressive advocate who has the ability to make incisive points that often makes his opponents realise they are out of their depth. Clients come away thinking he fought for their cause with tenacity.
Natasha Bellinger - Magdalen ChambersNatasha combines clarity of thought and expression with determination. She is highly intelligent, excellent on her feet, proactive and always happy to go the extra mile. She wears her scholarship lightly. A joy to work with.
Adam Boyle - St John's ChambersHe is very reliable and will go the extra mile. Adam makes solicitors feel that he has all the time in the world for us and our clients.
Matthew Cannings - 3PBHe provides commercial, succinct advice and demonstrates strong knowledge of the various statues that relate to residential property law. He quickly assimilates facts and provides clear advice on all the key issues in a case.
Natasha Dzameh - St John's ChambersNatasha always provides clear and detailed opinions. She explores all aspects of the case and has detailed knowledge not only of the law but the procedural rules. She focuses on the core issues, and her legal analysis is firm.
Antonietta Grasso - 3PBShe is very direct, very prompt with instructions and has a great eye for detail.
Jay Jagasia - Guildhall ChambersAn excellent advocate. He is responsive, robust and pragmatic, and puts clients at ease. He possesses highly impressive problem-solving abilities.
Russell James - Magdalen ChambersRussell practices with exceptional attention to detail. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable, and will go the extra mile. Pragmatic, flexible and reliable. A very personable barrister.
Oliver Mitchell - Guildhall ChambersIntellectually able - a very bright junior.
Paul Newman - 3PBHis knowledge is second to none, and he has the wisdom to know when to apply it and make it simple and reasonable.
Robert Weatherley - 3PBRobert has an easy-going, approachable manner that puts clients at ease, combined with a formidable intelligence and an ability to see the wood for the trees.

Rising Stars

Brittany Pearce - Guildhall ChambersBrittany is extremely thorough and gives detailed yet practical advice.

Property and construction in Regional Bar

St John's Chambers

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.

Testimonials

Clerking

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‘.

Guildhall Chambers

'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'.

Testimonials

Set

A very tuned-in set‘.

Good range and availability of counsel‘.

Clerking

Clerks are very affable and personable‘.

Joe Stayte is brilliant with client management‘.

3PB

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 approachablePaul Newman is the key figure in the practice for contentious construction.

Testimonials

Set

3PB is a strong set with an abundance of experienced counsel‘.

There is a depth of knowledge within the property practice‘.

Clerking

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‘.