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Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh KC and Stephen Jourdan KC
Falcon Chambers


Barrister specialising in all aspects of land law and use (including planning, compulsory purchase and related topics).


Called 1986; silk 2006; FCIArb 2014; Member of Agricultural Law Association ADR Panel (Arbitration) 2020. Previously: Supplementary Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (Common Law) (now the ‘B’ Panel) 1995-2000; junior counsel to the Crown (‘A’ Panel) 2000-06. Publications: co-author of ‘Unlawful Interference with Land’ (2nd edition 2002); contributor to ‘Hill & Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant’ and ‘Halsbury’s Laws on Compulsory Acquisition (1995)’; The Electronic Communications Code and Property Law (2018) editor of ‘Halsbury’s Laws’ on ‘Distress’ (reissue 2000), ‘Forestry’ (reissue 2009), ‘Perpetuities and Accumulations’ (reissue 2012); Commons (2017); author of ‘The Law of Rights of Light” (2016).


Property Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; Planning and Environment Bar Association; Compulsory Purchase Association; Arbrix and Agricultural Law Association.


Trinity College, Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Agriculture

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan Karas KCFalcon ChambersAn outstanding barrister. Jonathan is a passionate advocate, which goes down well with clients and solicitors.’

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 2

Jonathan Karas KCFalcon Chambers ‘His expertise in this area is truly incredible. Jonathan’s advice is always highly considered, never off the cuff, but at the same time digestible and client-friendly.’