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

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
St Philips Chambers
55 TEMPLE ROW
BIRMINGHAM
B2 5LS
England
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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 ChambersHe combines a very sound knowledge of the law with thoughtful and incisive cross-examination.

St Philips Chambers is home to several strong property barristers, who are ‘intuitive and at the top of their game‘ with ‘outstanding knowledge‘ in the field. John Randall QC is a key figure within the group, handling complex and high-value cases involving issues such as mineral rights, proprietary estoppel and boundary disputes.  Anthony Verduyn is a prominent figure in the set’s junior ranks, and recently defended a former Ukrainian politician in a case brought by his former wife, alleging that the defendant owed her more than £2m as he had covenanted to redeem the mortgage on a London flat, and in a counterclaim asserting beneficial interest in several-high value properties owned by the claimant.