James Tipler > Chambers of Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Stephen Jourdan QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Position

Practices in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant law, in both residential and commercial matters, and in other areas of law involving property-related issues.

Career

James practices in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant law, in both residential and commercial matters, and in other areas of law involving property-related issues. 

James appears regularly in the High Court, County Court and the Upper and First-tier Tribunals and also enjoys a busy advisory practice.

James has a particular interest in rights to light, having worked with the Law Commisson developing its proposals for reform (Law Com. 356) prior to pupillage.

He is also interested in the intersection between technology and property law, having advised on and appeared succesfully in disputes concerning Air bnb-user of flats and how the rapid rise of the sharing economy fits in with established principles of landlord and tenant law, and is also devloping a practice in electronic communications, exploring the frontiers of the New Code and legacy matters under the Old Code (acting generally for operators). James has also considered and written on the property law implications of flying drones over private land. 

James has also substantial experience of heavyweight litigation, having acted as second junior counsel under Stephanie Tozer QC and Joanthan Karas QC in a long running and document heavy multi-million pound dispute about the provision and management of services at a prominent Central London office building. 

More generally he has experience in a wide-range of matters concering business tenancies, mortgages and receivership, adverse possession, leasehold enfranchisement, development contracts, easements, restrictive covenants, land registration, trusts of land, proprietary estoppel and professional negligence. He also has particular experience of more complicated possession claims, including in appeals to the High Court against possession orders, and urgent High Court claims in respect of particularly large and/or sensitive areas.

Languages

French

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association and Property Bar Association.

Education

MA Law (First Class) – Christ’s College University of Cambridge (2012), Diploma in French Legal Studies – Universite de Poitiers (ERASMUS Scheme) (2011), BPTC – Kaplan Law School, London (2013), Major Exhibition Award (BPTC Scholarship): Inner Temple and De Hart Prize: Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.