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Leading Silks

Leslie Blohm KC - St John's Chambers 'A highly intelligent silk.'

Leading Juniors

Julian Allsop - Guildhall Chambers 'Julian is a very good strategist, who grasps the key issues very quickly. A very user friendly barrister.'
Charles Auld - St John's Chambers 'Charles has superb in-depth knowledge of even the most esoteric points of property law. Coupled with a commercially sensible and robust approach to problem solving, and a winning manner with clients, this makes him a first choice for property disputes.'
William Batstone - Guildhall Chambers 'His preparation is meticulous and he provides measured and careful advice. An accessible and approachable barrister who gets on really well with clients.'
Rawdon Crozier - KBG Chambers 'He is sharp and extremely thorough, and is extremely adept at identifying key issues in litigation and focusing on a concise, practical response.'
Christopher Jones - St John's Chambers 'Christopher has great technical knowledge and an excellent grasp of the law. He is very personable and builds very good client rapport.'
John Sharples - St John's Chambers 'John has a superb ability to identify and crystallise the issues and apply the law to them. He is thorough and decisive in his work and utterly reliable in this field.'
Natasha Bellinger - Magdalen Chambers 'A courageous and responsive advocate.'
Adam Boyle - St John's Chambers 'Adam is incredibly knowledgeable in his field, with a wealth of expertise. He is an excellent and very persuasive advocate.'
Matthew Cannings - 3PB 'Matthew is an extremely approachable barrister and a confident advocate, who builds a good rapport with clients.'
Natasha Dzameh - St John's Chambers 'Natasha is very analytical. She goes the extra mile. Her advice and drafting are detailed and she is always keen for a challenge. Natasha is able to build a good rapport with clients with her grounded approach and ability to explain complex legal principles.'
Antonietta Grasso3PB 'Antonietta is very professional, concise, friendly and approachable. She is an expert in housing and anti-social behaviour law and procedure, and stands out for her practical advice and her exceptional advocacy skills.'
Jay Jagasia - Guildhall ChambersJay has the ability to assimilate complex instructions quickly and provide clear, focused advice. He is very approachable and puts clients at ease. Persuasive in court when the need arises.'
Russell James - Magdalen ChambersRussell has exceptional knowledge of the legislation relating to homelessness and housing. He is very organised, and provides detailed and thorough advice.'
Oliver Mitchell - Guildhall Chambers 'Oliver provides very detailed and thorough advice. He is personable and good with clients.'
Paul Newman - 3PBPaul combines excellent attention to detail with a pragmatic approach. He has a very reassuring, steady and calm manner.'
Michael Selway - Guildhall Chambers 'Michael is incredibly intelligent, with an eye for detail. Very thorough and excellent on his feet.'
Robert Weatherley3PB 'Robert is fantastic to deal with. He is incredibly intelligent and an absolute asset on any case. He provides invaluable advice.'
Oliver Wooding - St John's Chambers 'Oliver is very knowledgeable and experienced. He is able to quickly get to grips with complex information, clients feel understood when represented by him, and he works well under pressure.'

Rising Stars

Brittany Pearce - St John's Chambers 'Brittany is pragmatic and solution-focused. She provides excellent, incisive advice, and is extremely effective with clients and in court.'

Property and construction in Regional Bar

St John's Chambers

High-quality setSt John’s Chambers houses a team with established strength in handling contentious property matters and construction issues. Leslie Blohm KC has ‘encyclopaedic knowledge‘, and is regularly instructed in cases involving easements, village and town green applications, and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. Christopher Jones heads up the property team, and has been kept busy advising on cases involving disputed ownership of land. In 2021 Brittany Pearce joined from Guildhall Chambers.

Testimonials

Set

Top quality counsel with in-depth subject knowledge.’

The barristers are approachable, talented and provide a first class service.’

Good reputable set in the South West.’

Great strength in depth.’

Clerking

Simon Lyons is an excellent clerk – responsive and friendly.’

Simon Lyons is excellent to deal with and extremely helpful.’

Simon Lyons and Robert Bocock are second to none as clerks.’

Rob Bocock and Paul Bennett are highly efficient, reliable, knowledgeable and accommodating.’

The clerks always deal with matters exceptionally quickly and will go above and beyond.’

Guildhall Chambers

Guildhall Chambers attracts praise for its ‘significant expertise and depth in property disputes‘. Jay Jagasia heads the set’s property and estates team, and regularly represents claimants and defendants in a range of contentious work, including adverse possession, landlord and tenant and boundary disputes. Recent highlights include Oliver Mitchell acting as junior counsel before the Court of Appeal in Promontoria (Oak) Limited v Emanuel, concerning combined appeals arising from long-running litigation involving redacted documents of title. William Batstone is sought after for his established expertise in handling agricultural and rural property disputes, and Julian Allsop is a key name for construction law. In 2021 Ewan Paton was appointed a Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal; Matthew Wales was appointed to the district bench; and Brittany Pearce moved to St John’s Chambers.

Testimonials

Set

Very able set.’

Good strength in depth.’

Very good across the board.’

Always helpful and responsive.’

Clerking

Very efficient service.’

All proactive and helpful.’

First class – always available. Joe Stayte is very good and incredibly efficient and approachable.’

Stephen Arnold has developed excellent relationships with both barristers and solicitors, and is able to use those to great effect when it comes to ensuring that work runs smoothly.’

3PB

3PB is 'a very accessible and multi-talented set with a wide variety of experienced property barristers'. Matthew Cannings, who leads the property and estates group, is ‘very personable‘ and has established strength in property litigation, and Antonietta Grasso provides ‘thorough advice‘ on a wide range of commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters. Construction law is the core area of expertise for Paul Newman, and the ‘terrific advocateRobert Weatherley has a solid track record in handling land- and property-related disputes, rights of way issues, and commercial lease matters, to name a few areas.

Testimonials

Set

Very good set – approachable and fair on fees.’

3PB is a fantastic set which offers a consistently good service when instructed to advise on property litigation and other areas.’

3PB has a wide range of experience in this field.’

Extremely friendly and flexible.’

Clerking

The service is excellent. They always come back to you promptly and are flexible.’

Mark Heath is exceptional and will go the extra mile to ensure your needs as an instructing solicitor are met.’

The clerks are friendly and obliging.’

They are organised, helpful, polite, friendly and personable.’