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Stephen Jourdan QC
All aspects of property and agricultural litigation, including insolvency, 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(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Silks) Ranked: 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.