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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers
180 FLEET STREET
LONDON
EC4A 2HG
England

Position

Kim joined Chambers in 2019 following completion of pupillage during which she was supervised by Robert Walton QCThomas JefferiesGalina Ward and Simon Allison. She accepts instructions in all areas of chambers work.

Prior to starting pupillage, Kim was a Research Assistant in the Law Commission’s Property, Family and Trusts team, where she worked on projects relating to Charities Law, Easements, Covenants and Profits, and Leasehold Enfranchisement. She also researched and assisted in pitching for government support for a number of possible future projects including reform of agricultural tenancies and commercial leasehold law. Before that Kim spent nine months at a boutique litigation firm in Los Angeles where she assisted with all aspects of cases covering civil fraud, employment, tort, probate and public law.

Education

  • University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall) – BA Law with French Law
  • University of Law, London – BPTC

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Kimberley Ziya  – Landmark Chambers ‘Kim has a real eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned, which clearly shows when observing her written work and advocacy. She has worked on matters well beyond her year of call and is a junior in high demand.

Landmark Chambers had another outstanding year and solidified themselves as a leading set for property litigation; boasting a wealth of experience from the more general landlord-tenant and real property issues, to the more specialist insolvency-related litigation, right to mange cases and Covid-19 rent arrears matters. The senior ranks were strengthened by Toby Watkin KC and Galina Ward KC taking silk, the only new property litigation silks in 2022. Tom Weekes KC acted for the appellants before the  Supreme Court in the high-profile Fearn v Trustees of the Tate Gallery case concerning the Tate Modern’s viewing gallery. Toby Watkin KC has acted for the real estate company in Annington Property Ltd v Ministry of Defence, one of the largest and most complex series of rent review arbitrations ever conducted. The sets strength in depth was illustrated in Firstport Property Services v Settlers Court RTM; where juniors Simon Allison, Kimberley Ziya and Rupert Cohen successfully represented the appellant in a landmark Supreme Court decision, shifting the law surrounding the right to manage with significant consequences for the government’s legislative proposals to the existing scheme. Justin Bates has developed an impressive specialism in leasehold disputes and the addition of Andy Creer from Gatehouse Chambers adds further telecoms expertise.