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

Position

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

Career

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).

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Agriculture

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Stephen Jourdan QCFalcon ChambersAn extremely nice and calm silk to work with and a very effective advocate.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Stephen Jourdan QCFalcon ChambersAbsolutely first class and is the first name on the team sheet for complicated matters.

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.