Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby > Chambers of David Berkley QC > Oxford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Berkley QC
3PB
3PB OXFORD, 23 BEAUMONT STREET
OXFORD
OX1 2NP
England

Work Department

Commercial, Property and Estates, Mediation

Position

Thomas Talbot-Ponsonby was called to the Bar in 2011 and practises in a wide variety of property, commercial and chancery matters, including neighbour and boundary disputes, landlord and tenant, and probate matters, as well as other commercial disputes and insolvency.

Before coming to the Bar, Thomas practised as a solicitor for over 12 years, working in a wide variety of property and corporate work, including related tax advice.

COMMERCIAL

Thomas is an experienced commercial and chancery practitioner. His broad litigation and advisory work covers most areas of the Law normally litigated in the Chancery Division, including:

  • Corporate and personal insolvency
  • Company law and partnership
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Contract
  • Tax

Thomas’ practice also encompasses contentious and non-contentious work in the following fields: Property, trusts, wills and estates and probate.

Thomas has also acted as a specialist adviser in relation to VAT, to construction, development, public and charitable organisations.

He practised as a solicitor for over 12 years before transferring to the Bar, and has experience of a broad range of transactional property and corporate work. This includes investment sales and purchases, development, refinancing and landlord and tenant work.

Thomas appears regularly in the County Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal and in Land Registry adjudication proceedings.

Reported Cases

  • Baker and another v Craggs  [2018] All ER (D) 105
  • Société Générale v Goldas Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ithalat Ihracat A.S. and others; Société Générale v Goldas Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ithalat Ihracat A.S. and another [2018] EWCA Civ 1093
  • Thomas Homes Ltd v MacGregor [2016] UKUT 495 (LC)
  • Cotton & Anor v Brudenell-Bruce, Earl of Cardigan & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 1312 (17 October 2014)
  • Melvin Allan Knight (2) Yvonne Knight v Chalgrove Parish Council (Miscellaneous cases : Miscellaneous) [2015] EWLandRA 2014_0799

PROPERTY AND ESTATES

Since his call to the Bar in 2011, Thomas has worked predominantly in property and chancery matters. This includes landlord and tenant matters, boundary disputes, and disputed registration of land and probate. In addition, he also has experience of a variety of other commercial disputes and insolvency.

He practised as a solicitor for over 12 years before transferring to the Bar, and has experience of a broad range of transactional property and corporate work. This includes investment sales and purchases, development, refinancing and landlord and tenant work.

Thomas has a deep knowledge of the law and has acted for a range of clients from private individuals to multinational companies.

He is a specialist in relation to all property related taxes. He has a detailed knowledge of stamp duty land tax and the operation of various reliefs. He has advised in relation to the tax liability of complex transactions.

Thomas has also acted as a specialist adviser in relation to VAT, to construction, development, public and charitable organisations.

MEDIATION

Thomas is a CIArb accredited mediator.

Career

Year of Call: 2011
Solicitor: 1999

Education

Clare College, Cambridge: (MA (Cantab), Mathematics)

College of Law, London:

  • 1994 – 1996 June 1995 CPE: Commendation
  • June 1996 LPC: Distinction