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Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC and Stephen Jourdan KC
Falcon Chambers


Barrister specialising in all apsects of real property law including landlord and tenant, residential and commercial; agricultural holdings; and restricted covenants, easements, and adverse possession.

She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and sits as a Deputy District Judge in the county court.


Qualified 1995, Inner Temple; Princess Royal Scholar. Publications: assistant editor, Muir, Watt and Moss ‘Agricultural Holdings’ (15th edition); ‘Atkins Court Forms, Agriculture’ (2009); co-editor ‘Woodfall Bulletin’.


Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association; LCLCBA; Agricultural Law Association.


Worthing VI Form College; Worcester College, Oxford (1993 BA Jurisprudence; 1994 BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Catherine Taskis KCFalcon Chambers ‘Excellent on the law, good personality and emotional intelligence as to what clients want, with a calm manner in court.’

London Bar > Agriculture

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Catherine Taskis KC – Falcon ChambersCatherine is excellent on the law. She has a serene court manner and is great with clients.’

The gold standard set for agricultural property disputes‘, Falcon Chambers reports an uptick in instructions involving mining and mineral rights and telecoms work as allied areas to agricultural law. In a prominent work highlight, Stephen Jourdan KC, Oliver Radley-Gardner KC and Gavin Bennison appeared before the Court of Appeal in O G Thomas Amaethyddiath v Turner & Ors, an agricultural case concerning the validity of a notice to quit subject to the protection of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986; the agricultural holding was held under a verbal tenancy. Jonathan Karas KC has been kept busy advising on rural mineral transactional work. Property litigation specialist Catherine Taskis KC is sought after for her track record in handling agricultural succession disputes, proprietary estoppel issues and contentious farming partnership matters. In March 2023 Edward Peters KC was elevated to silk.