Luke Barnes > Chambers of Ayesha Hasan > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ayesha Hasan
3 DR JOHNSON'S BUILDINGS
GROUND FLOOR, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7BA
England
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Career

Luke’s practice encompasses competing property interests, the subtle issues surrounding trusts of land, proprietary estoppel, capacity and undue influence, as well as financial provision for spouses, cohabitants, dependants and children – often in the shadow of separation, divorce, bankruptcy or death. Experienced in civil and family litigation and equally at home providing persuasive advocacy or carefully reasoned advice, he frequently gives seminars and contributes articles to legal publications.

Luke is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.

 

Reported Cases

Griffiths v Cork [2009] WTLR 955 (Ch)

Capacity to execute disposition of beneficial interest – burden of proof where disponor suffering from mental illness

Babar v Anis [2005] 3 FCR 216 (Ch)

Promissory estoppel as a defence to possession proceedings brought by former ‘husband’ against former ‘wife’ following decree of nullity (case cited in Snell’s Equity 32nd Ed at 12-015)

Waters Associates International Ltd v Hanover Search & Select Ltd [2004] CLY 664Contract – dispute between recruitment consultancies over payment of commission

Sam Yorke v Ali Jawad [2003] CLY 2717

Landlord & Tenant – possession claim, disrepair, breach of quiet enjoyment by threatening tenant’s wife

 

Articles

“Stack .v. Dowden – the principles in practice” – 2007
(referred to in Williamson .v. Sheikh [2008] EWCA 990

‘Defining Detriment’ -2009

‘Context is Everything’ – 2009′

Shouldn’t this Joint Tenancy be Severed?’ – 2011

Undue Influence in the Family – 01/02/2014

Languages

Fluent French

Some Arabic

Memberships

Property Bar Association,

Family Law Bar Association,

Franco-British Lawyers’ Society,

Lawyers for Liberty

Education

M.A. Classics (New College, Oxford)

M.A. Law (City University)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Luke Barnes3 Dr Johnson’s Buildings ‘Luke has real attention to detail. His pleadings are second to none. He is extremely knowledgeable in trusts law and leaves no stone unturned. He is realistic in his advice and presents it in a clear and succinct manner.’