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Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC and Stephen Jourdan KC
Falcon Chambers


All aspects of property and agricultural litigation, including insolvency, telecoms professional negligence and partnership, with considerable experience of leading in heavy valuation cases.


Qualified as a solicitor 1987; called 1989; Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division); QC 2009; Recorder (Civil); Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber – Land Registration). Publications: ‘Adverse Possession’; consultant editor for ‘Boundaries’ title in ‘Halsbury’s Laws’ (5th edition).


Trinity College, Cambridge (1984 MA Law, first).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Agriculture

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Stephen Jourdan KCFalcon ChambersStephen is quite simply brilliant. He is great with clients, hugely knowledgeable, thorough and cuts through complex matters like a knife cuts through butter.’

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.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Stephen Jourdan KCFalcon Chambers ‘He has no weaknesses. He is universally respected and liked throughout the profession. You know with Stephen that you are always going to get the right answer.’

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.