Set Profile > Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Stephen Jourdan QC > London, England

Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Stephen Jourdan QC
Falcon Chambers
FALCON COURT
LONDON
EC4Y 1AA
England

Agriculture Tier 1

The ‘pre-eminent set for agricultural work’, members of Falcon Chambers possess considerable experience in tenancies, development issues, the Agricultural Holdings 1986 Act, and proprietary estoppel in the context of farming families. Emily Windsor recently acted in Trustees of the Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Charity Trust v. Millgate, a leading piece of litigation concerning restrictive covenants which prevented the development of a rural site. In another set highlight, Caroline Shea QC appeared in the Court of Appeal in Moore v Moore which concerned the satisfaction of equity in a farm-related estoppel dispute.

Leading Silks

Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon ChambersAn extremely nice and calm silk to work with and a very effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Caroline Shea QC - Falcon ChambersAble to absorb large amounts of information and give salient and pertinent advice
Ranked: Tier 1
Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon ChambersHis advice is unambiguous and he is very direct.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Edward Peters - Falcon ChambersOne of the few juniors who can deal with agricultural matters but can turn his hand to any aspect of property litigation too.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emily Windsor - Falcon ChambersA real go-to senior junior.
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Taskis - Falcon ChambersShe is extremely impressive, both in writing and on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ciara Fairley - Falcon ChambersShe is very thorough and has great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon ChambersHe is clearly incredibly bright, impresses clients and is also liked by them.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jamie Sutherland - Falcon ChambersVery thorough and clearly knows the law.
Ranked: Tier 3

Property litigation Tier 1

Falcon Chambers specialises in property litigation and associated areas and is hailed as the ‘pre-eminent set’ at the property Bar. Among its areas of expertise are enfranchisement, compulsory purchases, mineral rights, telecoms matters, and Land Registry issues. In a recent highlight, Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC acted in S. Frances Ltd v Cavendish, a Supreme Court case which reversed decades of Court of Appeal precedent concerning the extent to which a landlord’s intention to redevelop a property must be unconditional when opposing the grant of a new business tenancy. Elsewhere, Stephen Jourdan QC appeared in the Privy Council on appeal from the Court of Appeal of The Bahamas in Bannerman Town etc. Association v Eleuthera Properties. The matter concerned a complex title dispute of 2,000 acres of land in The Bahamas. The arrival of Camilla Chorfi from Selborne Chambers bolstered the set’s landlord and tenant offering.

Leading Silks

Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC - Falcon ChambersOne of the best property litigation advocates in the business.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon ChambersAbsolutely first class and is the first name on the team sheet for complicated matters.
Ranked: Tier 1
Janet Bignell QC - Falcon ChambersFantastic, a truly magnificent cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon ChambersProvides sheer strength and breadth of expertise.
Ranked: Tier 2
Caroline Shea QC - Falcon ChambersAble to absorb large amounts of information and give salient and pertinent advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jonathan Small QC - Falcon ChambersAn expert on rights of way and restrictive covenants.
Ranked: Tier 3

2018 Silks

Mark Sefton QC - Falcon ChambersHighly rated for both commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters.

2019 Silks

Stephanie Tozer QC - Falcon ChambersProvides very helpful advice on matters of evidence and merits.

Leading Juniors

Wayne Clark - Falcon ChambersProvides decisive and practical advice on matters of considerable complexity.
Ranked: Tier 1
Martin Dray - Falcon ChambersProvides a very good service.
Ranked: Tier 1
Anthony Radevsky - Falcon ChambersAn enfranchisement specialist who is tactical and commercial.
Ranked: Tier 1
Emily Windsor - Falcon ChambersA wise and assured advisor in all the core areas of property litigation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Letman - Falcon ChambersHe is exceptional in the property litigation arena.
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon ChambersHe is clearly incredibly bright, impresses clients and is also liked by them.
Ranked: Tier 2
Adam Rosenthal - Falcon ChambersAn accomplished practitioner in real estate litigation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gary Cowen - Falcon ChambersHighly recommended for a broad array of property disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3
Tamsin Cox - Falcon ChambersPractical, measured and thorough, with spot-on tactical judgement.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nathaniel Duckworth - Falcon ChambersRecommended for real property and landlord and tenant-related litigation.
Ranked: Tier 3
Elizabeth Fitzgerald - Falcon ChambersVery user-friendly but sharp on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Greville Healey - Falcon ChambersHe is very dedicated to any case you give to him and is a great advocate on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Peters - Falcon ChambersVery good on his feet with good cross-examination skills.
Ranked: Tier 3
Phil Sissons - Falcon ChambersThe advice he provides is clear and well considered.
Ranked: Tier 3
Camilla Chorfi - Falcon ChambersExtremely charming, measured with phenomenal attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
Joseph Ollech - Falcon ChambersHe is clever, careful, organised, and really puts his heart and soul into his work.
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine Taskis - Falcon ChambersAble to sensibly get a feel for both the issues and the clients' commercial objectives.
Ranked: Tier 4
Cecily Crampin - Falcon ChambersExcellent on party walls and other neighbourly matters.
Ranked: Tier 5
Ciara Fairley - Falcon ChambersShe is very thorough and has great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 5
Kester Lees - Falcon ChambersBright, ambitious, helpful and dependable.
Ranked: Tier 5

Planning Tier 3

Leading Silks

Jonathan Karas QC - Falcon ChambersA compelling and precise advocate who leaves no stone unturned in his preparation.
Ranked: Tier 3

Professional negligence Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Camilla Chorfi - Falcon ChambersShe is great at getting into the complex detail of a case.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

For its ‘sheer strength and breadth of expertise’, Falcon Chambers is ‘the pre-eminent set’ for property litigation and agricultural work, while it also has an ‘excellent reputation’ in planning law, making it a go-to set for many instructing solicitors. In addition to offering ‘the best QCs in the business and very strong junior talent too’ they are also ‘phenomenally good value’. Stephanie Tozer took silk in 2019. The clerks’ room is led by senior clerk Johnathan Stannard, with first junior Joanne Mea and second junior James Clarke in support. Edith Robertson is chambers director. Offices in: London

 

Chambers specialises in litigation and advice on all aspects of the law of property and matters relating to it. Falcon Chambers is regarded as one of the leading sets for property litigation and commercial property, as well as landlord and tenant and agricultural law.

The set: Members of chambers work principally in the litigation of the many aspects of real property and property-related law, and also in advisory and drafting work in the same fields. All kinds of property are dealt with: commercial, residential, agricultural, leisure, marine, retail and other more specialised areas.

Members aim to give the same degree of commitment to clients irrespective of their identity, size or financial power. Members of chambers strive to give down-to-earth, straightforward and commercially astute legal advice to clients.

A number of members are authors or editors of leading textbooks in their specialist fields, including Woodfall on Landlord and Tenant, Megarry on the Rent Acts, Muir Watt and Moss on Agricultural Holdings, Megarry & Wade Law of Real Property, Gale on Easements, Fisher and Lightwood Law of Mortgage, The Electronic Communications Code and Property Law, Hague on Leasehold Enfranchisement, Registered Land and Commonhold.

Chambers organises the Blundell Lectures every year. All members belong to the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association. Joanne Moss is a past chairman of the Agricultural Law Association.  Emily Windsor is a past chair of the Young Bar and a past member of the Bar Standards Board.

Types of work undertaken: All members are expert in landlord and tenant law, including commercial property, rent review, residential landlord and tenant, and agricultural holdings, tenancies and production controls.

They also provide expertise in the more general areas of property law, including easements, restrictive covenants, mortgages, conveyancing, co-ownership and trusts of land, options, rights of pre-emption, the Telecommunications Code, mining and mineral rights.

Members are frequently instructed in cases where property rights and principles of insolvency law meet, and where claims for negligence arise against solicitors and surveyors. Some members specialise in the fields of town and country planning, compulsory purchase, EU competition law, and building and engineering disputes.

Chambers is frequently involved in advisory and litigious work in other jurisdictions, particularly in other common law countries in the Commonwealth.

Members of chambers appear in appeals to the Privy Council and have appeared or advised in relation to disputes in Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, the Cayman Islands, the Channel Islands, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Jordan, Malaysia (including Sabah and Sarawak), Mauritius, Northern Ireland, the Seychelles, Singapore, Scotland and Ukraine.

Even in member’s specialist fields, a good deal of their work is concerned with contract law and statutory interpretation. Their activities in commercial property matters have given them considerable expertise in arbitration law and practice, and in work involving valuers and the principles of valuation. Chambers has strong links with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Though litigation is the core of member’s work, they have always carried out a substantial volume of advisory work. Some of this work is connected with actual or prospective litigation, but much is purely advisory.

Chambers accepts work through the Bar Council’s Licensed Access scheme in appropriate cases. Members also accept appointments as arbitrators, legal assessors or experts.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers director Edith A Robertson
Senior clerk Johnathan Stannard
Joint Head of Chambers FETHERSTONHAUGH QC, Guy (1983)
Joint Head of Chambers JOURDAN QC, Stephen (1989)
Members of Chambers WOOD CBE QC, Derek (1964)
Members of Chambers GAUNT QC, Jonathan (1972)
Members of Chambers REYNOLDS QC, Kirk (1974)
Members of Chambers KARAS QC, Jonathan (1986)
Members of Chambers SMALL QC, Jonathan (1990)
Members of Chambers BIGNELL QC, Janet (1992)
Members of Chambers SHEA QC, Caroline (1994)
Members of Chambers SEFTON QC, Mark (1996)
Members of Chambers TOZER QC, Stephanie (1996)
Members of Chambers COWEN QC, Gary (1990)
Members of Chambers ROSENTHAL, QC Adam (1999)
Members of Chambers MOSS, Joanne R (1976)
Members of Chambers RADEVSKY, Anthony (1978)
Members of Chambers CLARK, Wayne (1982)
Members of Chambers DENYER-GREEN, Barry (1972)
Members of Chambers LETMAN, Paul (1987)
Members of Chambers DRAY, Martin (1992)
Members of Chambers TANNEY, Anthony (1994)
Members of Chambers TASKIS, Catherine (1995)
Members of Chambers WINDSOR, Emily (1995)
Members of Chambers PETERS, Edward (1998)
Members of Chambers FITZGERALD, Elizabeth (2001)
Members of Chambers HEALEY, Greville (2002)
Members of Chambers DUCKWORTH, Nathaniel (2002)
Members of Chambers RADLEY-GARDNER, Oliver (2003)
Members of Chambers COX, Tamsin (2005)
Members of Chambers SISSONS, Philip (2005)
Members of Chambers OLLECH, Joseph (2006)
Members of Chambers CHORFI, Camilla (2008)
Members of Chambers CRAMPIN, Cecily (2008)
Members of Chambers SUTHERLAND, Jamie (2010)
Members of Chambers LEES, Kester (2010)
Members of Chambers FAIRLEY, Ciara (2011)
Members of Chambers BONCEY, Toby (2013)
Members of Chambers HEMANS, Tricia (2013)
Members of Chambers PETRENKO, Julia (2013)
Members of Chambers TIPLER, James (2013)
Members of Chambers GALTREY, Mark (2015)
Members of Chambers BENNISON, Gavin (2015)
Members of Chambers DODDS, Imogen (2017)
Members of Chambers ROTHWELL, Thomas (2017)
Members of Chambers SCHOFIELD, Fern (2018)
Members of Chambers Ranson, Michael (2019)
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 Elizabeth Fitzgerald  photo Elizabeth Fitzgerald Barrister specialising in commercial property litigation and disputes relating to development land,…
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 Greville Healey  photo Greville Healey Real property and landlord and tenant law.
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 Joseph Ollech  photo Joseph Ollech All matters relating to real estate, litigation and advisory: commercial, residential, agricultural,…
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 Julia Petrenko  photo Julia Petrenko All areas of Landlord and Tenant Law, Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Law. 
 Anthony Radevsky  photo Anthony Radevsky Barrister specialising in commercial and residential property, particularly landlord and tenant and…
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 Kirk Reynolds QC photo Kirk Reynolds QC Barrister specialising in landlord and tenant and real property, including associated arbitration…
 Adam Rosenthal  photo Adam Rosenthal Barrister specialising in all aspects of property-related litigation, including landlord and tenant…
 Thomas Rothwell  photo Thomas Rothwell Barrister specialising in all aspects of residential, commercial and agricultural landlord and…
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 Caroline Shea QC photo Caroline Shea QC Barrister specialising in Property Litigation, Landlord & Tenant, Agricultural Law and Rural…
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 Jonathan Small QC photo Jonathan Small QC Barrister specialising in property litigation; cases include: PGF v Royal Sun Alliance…
 Jamie Sutherland  photo Jamie Sutherland Barrister specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural landlord and…
 Anthony Tanney  photo Anthony Tanney Barrister specialising in all aspects of commercial and residential property, particularly landlord…
 Catherine Taskis  photo Catherine Taskis Barrister specialising in all apsects of real property law including landlord and…
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