Anthony Verduyn > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
55 TEMPLE ROW
BIRMINGHAM
B2 5LS
England

Work Department

St Philips Business & Property

Position

Real estate litigation (including overage, restrictive covenants, boundaries, easements and trusts of land); commercial and residential landlord and tenant (including dilapidations, break notices and forfeiture); land registration; professional negligence in property matters (including conveyancers, surveyors and brokers); and social housing.

Career

Called 1993, Lincoln’s Inn. Head of St Philips Chambers Real Estate Team; Recorder (Civil, 2009; Private Family, 2013; Public Law Family, 2017); Judge, First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (formerly, Deputy Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (2008) and Lawyer Chairman of the Residential Property Tribunal (2006)); Deputy Chancellor of Lichfield Diocese (2019); ADR Group Accredited Mediator and CEDR trained mediation advocate. Recent cases of interest: Griffiths v Grayburn (2019) – appeal before the Chancellor on construction of conveyance; Bryant Homes Ltd v Stein Management Ltd [2017] 1 P & CR 6 – restrictive covenants and money payment obligations; Monopro Ltd v Central Hall Developments Ltd [2017] EWHC 1509 (TCC) – committal of landlord and company director in case concerning failure to insure commercial property; Yedina v Yedin [2017] EWHC 3319 (Ch) – challenging a deed and beneficial interests (12 day trial); Harrison v Brading [2016] EWHC 3267 (Ch) – boundaries and adverse possession.

Memberships

Property Bar Association; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Birmingham Law Society (Property and Development Committee member).

Education

Attended University of Durham, Collingwood College, BA (Hons) first; University of Oxford, Wolfson College, D Phil.; and City University. Contributor to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and academic journals.

Leisure

Interests include history, fine wine and foreigh travel.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Anthony VerduynSt Philips Chambers ‘Anthony is highly knowledgeable about property law. He is calm, reasonable, and thorough. He is very good at communication.’ 

St Philips Chambers’ business and property team continues to handle some of the most complex, varied, and high-profile cases for a broad client base. ‘Hard-working silk’ John Randall KC is handling a land registry rights issue for the residents of the Britannia development on Grand Cayman. ‘Extremely knowledgeable’ John Brennan recently acted on behalf of a householder on a dispute over rights of way, rights of drainage and boundary, against a neighbouring property development site. Anthony Verduyn is known for his ‘incredible knowledge and commercial approach’ and recently represented multiple companies in an action for wrongful forfeiture of a lease. In January 2022 Christopher Buckingham joined the team from Enterprise Chambers.