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Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC and Stephen Jourdan KC
Falcon Chambers


Barrister specialising in commercial and residential property; landlord and tenant; easements; mines and minerals and property-related litigation.


Qualified 1972, Lincoln’s Inn; QC 1991; joint head of chambers 1992; bencher Lincoln’s Inn 1998; deputy High Court judge 2001.

Publications: ‘Halsbury’s Laws’ (Vol 27, ‘Landlord and Tenant’, 1981 edition and 1994 revision); ‘Gale on Easements’ (16th edition 1997, 17th edition 2003, 18th edition 2008, 19th edition 2012 and 20th edition 2016).


Chancery Bar Association; Past Chairman of the Property Bar Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


Radley College; University College, Oxford (BA).


Sailing; allotment.

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London Bar > Property litigation

Specialist property set Falcon Chambers includes members who take a leading role across all aspects of commercial and residential property litigation. Silks and juniors from the set have been involved in some of the most high profile disputes in the market in regard to nuisance, rights of light, telecoms and enfranchisement. Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC and Elizabeth Fitzgerald  acted on behalf of the respondent in the Fearn v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery dispute, handling the matter all the way up to the Supreme Court – in this case the court ruled that merely overlooking a property could constitute an actionable private nuisance. Leading Nathaniel Duckworth and Gavin Bennison , Jonathan Gaunt KC successfully acted for the defendant in Valley View Health Centre v NHS Property Services Limited in a test case to determine if GP tenants are liable to pay service charges to their NHS landlords. Stephen Jourdan KC acted in the enfranchisement case Cadogan Holdings v Alberti, a matter concerning statutory evaluations. Tricia Hemans appeared before the Supreme Court in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v Ashloch Ltd and another, the court’s first case concerning the Electronic Communications Code.