Asela Wijeyaratne > Chambers of Howard Stevens KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Howard Stevens KC
3 Hare Court
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7BJ
England

Position

Barrister specialising in travel and personal injury, professional negligence and indemnity and property. Travel litigation and personal injury: extensive experience in claims arising out of overseas accidents and illness in respect of claims under the Package Travel Regulations and the Athens and Montreal Conventions. Particular expertise in private international law issues such as jurisdiction, choice of law and the standards of care abroad. Asela is a contributor to the APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad (Jordans 2013). Professional negligence and indemnity: acted for both claimants and insurers in claims against professionals. Experienced in claims pursued against constructional professionals, surveyors and valuers, solicitors, barristers, licensed conveyancers and accountants. Property (including landlord and tenant): instructed in property disputes and particularly in contentious matters arising between landlords and tenants. Appears in the Property Chamber of the First-Tier Tribunal (formerly the LIT) in service charge disputes and Right to Manage claims and advises landlords and tenants on the bringing and defending of applications and on enforcement. Also advises and acts in possession and forfeiture claims, including advising on the entitlement to possession, drafting notices and pleadings, and providing representation at hearings. Considerable experience in claims arising out of disrepair and dilapidation, claims involving easements and covenants, nuisance and trespass, boundary disputes and adverse possession.

Career

Called 2008; Lincoln’s Inn.

Memberships

PEOPIL(Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers)

Education

King’s College, London (LLB, first class); Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (LLM International Law, first class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Asela Wijeyaratne3 Hare Court ‘Extremely knowledgeable and capable. He is a pleasure to work with’.