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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
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Zia Bhaloo was called to the Bar in 1990 and was appointed King’s Counsel in 2010. She was elected chairman of the Property Bar Association in 2014. Zia was Chambers & Partners Real Estate Silk of the Year 2016.

At the outset of her practice Zia had a wide chancery commercial practice, including insolvency, property, company, professional negligence, trusts and commercial disputes. Prior to taking silk her practice focussed largely on property. As well as maintaining her property expertise, she is increasingly instructed on commercial, commercial chancery matters and international arbitrations, as well as areas outside her core areas, often with a specialist junior. She is well-known for property and landlord and tenant, and she has a wide range of experience in these areas including: property insolvency, valuation issues, dilapidations, business tenancies, rent review, telecoms, all issues arising out of development, easements, restrictive covenants, rights of light, the interpretation of sale, finance, development and overage agreements, mines and minerals, service charges and social housing. She often acts in cases which also include significant planning issues.

She is recommended for her cross examination and has been recommended in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 for many years for commercial chancery, property litigation, and social housing. The research by those directories over many years emphasises the fact that she is a “commercially astute tactician”. Her focus and interest is on using the law, and strategy, to achieve results which achieve the client’s objectives, and which work on the ground.

Zia has been representing clients in mediations for over 20 years and is an ADR Group accredited mediator. She has recently successfully mediated a number of large and multi-party disputes.

Zia is the co-editor of Butterworths Property Insolvency and the Rural Law Notebook.


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  • LLB (Lond)
  • LLM (Lond)
  • Called to the Bar in 1990
  • Queen’s Counsel 2010
  • Elected Bencher of Middle Temple 2014
  • Elected chairman of the Property Bar Association 2014
  • Member of the Chancery Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Zia Bhaloo KCLandmark ChambersZia is the pre-eminent property litigation silk, head and shoulders above her competition. Her written advocacy is so exceptional that the opposing side will often do everything to avoid going to trial.