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John Male QC was called to the Bar in 1976 and took silk in 2000. He is experienced in property law, planning and compulsory purchase. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2003, sitting in the County Court trying civil cases. He was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2014, sitting in the Chancery Division and now in the Business and Property Court. He is a member of ARBRIX.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In recent years most of John’s time has been devoted to acting as the dispute resolver in property, compulsory purchase and planning cases, particularly those involving valuation issues. He acts as an arbitrator, independent expert, adjudicator or mediator. He has sat as a village green Inspector. He continues to sit as a Recorder trying civil cases in the County Court and as a Deputy High Court Judge trying cases in the Business and Property Court. 


John has been an accredited mediator since December 2009. He mediates in a wide range of property and valuation disputes. As well as acting as a mediator, John also has experience of acting for clients at mediations. As a property litigator with over 40 years experience he has  an  understanding of the wider issues facing those involved in all kinds of property disputes, whether they arise between commercial parties, public sector bodies or private clients. With that experience and understanding, John is well placed to help participants find practical and realistic solutions to property related disputes, especially those between landlords and tenants. Since becoming accredited, John has successfully mediated property disputes concerning dilapidations, options and business tenancies.

John is one of the editors of Hill and Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant.


Called 1976; Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2000; Recorder (Civil) 2001; Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division) 2013.


Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

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