Set Profile > Tanfield Chambers > London, England
Tanfield Chambers Offices
2-5 WARWICK COURT
Tanfield Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
Property litigation Tier 2
‘By far one of the best property sets’, Tanfield Chambers is ‘consistently recognised as a leader for leasehold enfranchisement’ matters in addition to service charge matters and landlord and tenant disputes. In recent years, the set has also significantly enhanced its reputation for real property, party wall, professional negligence, sale of land, commercial property and mortgage-related disputes. Philip Rainey QC serves as head of chambers; he made yet another appearance in the Supreme Court this year, leading Ellodie Gibbons in the case of Sequent Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd. The pair successfully convinced the Supreme Court to overturn the Court of Appeal’s decision that their client, the landlord, has unreasonably withheld consent for a tenant’s planning application. In a further piece of flagship litigation, Andrew Butler QC appeared in the case of Jones v Owen, successfully convincing the Supreme Court to refuse an appeal for a Chancery Division and later Court of Appeal ruling that land transferred to the defendants would be governed by restrictive covenants affecting the remainder of the claimants’ land.
Kerstin Boyd - Tanfield Chambers ‘Kerstin Boyd is an excellent all round family law barrister. She has a calm approach both with judges and clients alike. She is able to understand complex material and ensure that the client's case is properly put forward either during oral or written submissions.’
Billy Forecast is very helpful and a pleasure to work with.
Clerks have always been second to none, available, approachable friendly and efficient.
Billy Forecast goes over and above.
Great clerks – Rich Powell is a quality clerk and super helpful always
Alex Southern, is, in my view, the best clerk I have ever worked with (and I have worked with a lot). His understanding of the law, and ability to relate to Solicitors as a fellow professional, is peerless.
Tanfield are very lucky to have Richard Powell and Billy Forecast as clerks as they have a fantastic rapport with instructing solicitors.
The clerking team, headed by Alex Southern, is as unified and relaxed as the counsel they support: Decisive, efficient and very helpful.
The clerks are very responsive, friendly, and accommodating. They are always at hand to assist in reserving counsel and in working with us to set up the brief for Counsel.
The clerks’ room at Tanfield is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. In particular, Richard Powell, Arin Kaylaci and Kieron Hatwell are helpful, practical and very accommodating. They recommend Counsel tailored to each matter and client needs. We often call in times of need and can rely on the team to help us as best they can.
They are always so helpful and polite. Billy Forecast in particular is always supportive and helpful. He is my “go to” clerk.
The clerks are very responsive and knowledgeable of their barristers’ expertise. They are excellent communicators and very organised.
Chambers are approachable. Offer a competitive fee structure. Its small but capable family team are always able to assist.
It is a quality set and grows from strength to strength overtaking their more well known chambers in terms of service and results.
One of the top property sets. Good choice of well qualified barristers.
Tanfield are a very strong property set. I have no hesitation in both using or recommending them.
Tanfield are by far one of the best Chambers I have used. They have a good range of barristers who cover pretty much any scenario. They have juniors or pupils to take on the more straightforward cases all the way up to QCs for contentious or groundbreaking work.
Tanfield are my go-to set for all property matters. I find them all professional, personable and very knowledgeable.
Tanfield Chambers’ Family Law Team is small but impressive. With huge combined experience in the very close knit team, they are utterly consistent in their work and very, very bright.
The set is excellent in respect of all aspects of property law in which we practice.
They are highly regarded for property work and I believe live up to that reputation.
Very good, friendly chambers with a strong team of counsel from QCs to the more recently qualified barristers in the field of property disputes and enfranchisement.
Across the set, there are individuals who are recognised as being leaders in their respective fields. The team install confidence even in the most complex disputes.
Tanfield Chambers > Set Profile
Tanfield Chambers is a specialist property set and a ‘force to be reckoned with’ in real estate litigation. Operating from its own, member-owned premises just outside Gray’s Inn, Tanfield adopts a flexible and ‘unfussy’ approach, and is committed to excellent client care. All members, from its silks to its ‘junior juniors’, pride themselves on being open, friendly and approachable, and are supported by a responsive and helpful practice management team.
Types of work undertaken: The core of Tanfield’s work is real estate litigation, including commercial landlord and tenant, mortgages and securities, contractual sale of land, development agreements, overage, agricultural law, easements, public rights of way, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, party walls, rights of light, trusts of land, service charges, residential landlord and tenant, leasehold enfranchisement, right to manage and social housing. The work extends into professional negligence, commercial and ADR and administrative law. Under the wing of its main specialism, Tanfield has a thriving private client and matrimonial finance practice and specialists in the Court of Protection.
Members of chambers write and lecture widely on real property issues and related topics. Recent/forthcoming publications include Service Charges and Management: Law and Practice, (4th ed); The Law and Practice of Party Walls; Megarry’s Manual of the Law of Real Property (9th ed) and Residential Possession Proceedings (10th ed).
The majority of members accept direct access instructions in appropriate cases.
|Chambers director||Eamonn Kelly|
|Head of Chambers||RAINEY QC, Philip (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||MITCHELL QC, Iain (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||BRETHERTON QC, Kerry (2016)|
|Members of Chambers||HEATHER QC, Christopher (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||BUTLER QC, Andrew (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||POLLI QC, Timothy (2018)|
|Members of Chambers||ISAAC QC, Nicholas (2019)|
|Members of Chambers||GUY, David (1972)|
|Members of Chambers||MONKCOM, Stephen (1974)|
|Members of Chambers||DENCER, Mark (1978)|
|Members of Chambers||BOYD, Kerstin (1979)|
|Members of Chambers||JOSEPH, Charles (1980)|
|Members of Chambers||REID, Sebastian (1982)|
|Members of Chambers||BAILEY, Michael (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||LOVEDAY, Mark (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||BAMFORD, Christopher (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||BUCK, John (1987)|
|Members of Chambers||BUCKPITT, Michael (1988)|
|Members of Chambers||MAYNARD, Christopher (1988)|
|Members of Chambers||WILSON, Gerald (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||ALIKER, Phillip (1990)|
|Members of Chambers||MACLAREN, Catriona (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||GALLAGHER, Stan (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||JONES, Karen (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||BOWKER, Robert (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||DOVAR, Daniel (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||FIELDSEND, James (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||HARRISON, Piers (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||POLLI, Timothy (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||FRAME, Stuart (1997)|
|Members of Chambers||MUIR, Nicola (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||HORMAECHE, Alex (1998)|
|Members of Chambers||CARR, Adrian (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||GIBBONS, Ellodie (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||GLOVER, Marc (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||CATTERMOLE, Rebecca (1999)|
|Members of Chambers||FAIN, Carl (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||MURPHY, Olivia (2001)|
|Members of Chambers||CARPENTER-LEITCH, Tom (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||HAMMOND, Tim (2003)|
|Members of Chambers||GOURLAY, Amanda (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||UPTON, Jonathan (2004)|
|Members of Chambers||de CORDOVA, Gemma (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||LEAR, Estelle (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||WALSH, Michael (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||EVANS, Gwyn (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||JABBARI, Sara (2007)|
|Members of Chambers||MADGE-WYLD, Sam (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||DOLIVEUX, Diane (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||ALFORD, Richard (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||HAMERTON-STOVE, James (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||GRANBY, Richard (2012)|
|Members of Chambers||GRAY, Katie (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||CUNNINGHAM, Robyn (2014)|
|Members of Chambers||BEETSON, Will (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||CASTLE, James (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||SHERIDAN, Chloe (2015)|
|Members of Chambers||BLAKENEY, Edward (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||HAYDEN-COOK, Mitchell (2016)|
|Members of Chambers||EDMONDS, Ceri (2017)|
|Richard Alford||Employment; general commercial litigation; company law||View Profile|
|Phillip Aliker||His practice comprises multi-jurisdictional commercial contractual disputes for corporations and governments of…||View Profile|
|Michael Bailey||Michael qualified in 1986 and has always had a wide ranging common…||View Profile|
|Christopher Bamford||Christopher’s practice focuses on personal injury and employment, as well as gaming…||View Profile|
|Will Beetson||Having established a busy practice at another leading set, Will was recruited…||View Profile|
|Edward Blakeney||Edward joined Chambers in September 2018, having been supervised by Timothy Polli QC, Mark…||View Profile|
|Robert Bowker||Robert Bowker has nearly 20 years’ experience in property-related work. He was…||View Profile|
|Kerstin Boyd||Kerstin has three principal areas of practice: private client, clinical negligence and…||View Profile|
|Kerry Bretherton||Kerry’ s work Is in the field of commercial and residential property…||View Profile|
|John Buck||Junior Counsel||View Profile|
|Michael Buckpitt||Property litigation in particular: Real property – all issues concerning real property…||View Profile|
|Andrew Butler||All aspects of commercial and property litigation, with a particular emphasis on…||View Profile|
|Tom Carpenter-Leitch||Tom has built up a niche area of expertise within Insolvency law,…||View Profile|
|Adrian Carr||Adrian has broad experience in all aspects of landlord & tenant, real…||View Profile|
|James Castle||James Castle accepts instructions in all areas of property law, with a…||View Profile|
|Rebecca Cattermole||All aspects of commercial and residential property litigation (including agriculture and housing).…||View Profile|
|Christopher Coney||In addition to general common law and Chancery work, all areas of…||View Profile|
|Robyn Cunningham||Robyn Cunningham completed pupillage at Tanfield Chambers under the supervision of Adrian Carr, Piers…||View Profile|
|Mark Dencer||Mark Dencer is Counsel of choice for a variety of London and…||View Profile|
|Diane Doliveux||Diane joined Tanfield in September 2015 on successful completion of her pupillage.…||View Profile|
|Daniel Dovar||Specialising in real property and leasehold law with an emphasis on landlord…||View Profile|
|Ceri Edmonds||Ceri Edmonds joined Chambers in September 2019 on successful completion of her…||View Profile|
|Gwyn Evans||A member of the private client team at Tanfield Chambers, Gwyn specialises…||View Profile|
|Carl Ian Fain||Property and chancery practice with a focus on landlord and tenant. Work…||View Profile|
|James Fieldsend||Landlord and tenant (both commercial and resldential): property ownership (legal and equitable);leasehold…||View Profile|
|Stuart Frame||Stuart Frame has a Real Property practice based on neighbouring land disputes…||View Profile|
|Stan Gallagher||Practice is exclusively in the field of real property and related areas,…||View Profile|
|Ellodie Gibbons||Property litigation (including property-related professional negligence). Particular expertise in leasehold enfranchisement, right…||View Profile|
|Marc Glover||All aspects of property, commercial and company litigation. Within property, a particular…||View Profile|
|Amanda Gourlay||All areas of landlord and tenant, with particular emphasis on residential and…||View Profile|
|Richard Granby||Richard Granby’s practice encompasses all of Chambers’ core practice areas spanning the…||View Profile|
|Katie Gray||Having completed pupillage in Chambers, Katie became a junior tenant in 2014…||View Profile|
|David Guy||Every type of commercial and common law case in the High Court…||View Profile|
|James Hamerton-Stove||James has a busy practice in the full range of Chambers’ work.…||View Profile|
|Tim Mark Hammond||Property – litigation; property – landlord and tenant.||View Profile|
|Piers Harrison||Piers’s practice covers all areas of property law. He has a particular…||View Profile|
|Mitchell Hayden-Cook||Mitchell Hayden-Cook commenced his third-six pupillage at Tanfield in September 2018, having…||View Profile|
|Christopher Heather||Landlord and tenant (commercial, residential, and enfranchisement) real property and associated professional…||View Profile|
|Alejandra Hormaeche||View Profile|
|Nicholas Isaac||As a property litigator with extensive experience in all aspects of property…||View Profile|
|Sara Jabbari||Sara Jabbari joined Chambers in 2011 and developed a specialist property practice…||View Profile|
|Karen Jones||As former chief legal adviser to the Country Land and Business Association…||View Profile|
|Gareth Jones||Gareth is an associate tenant at Tanfield and focuses his practice on…||View Profile|
|Charles Joseph||Commercial and business law; real property and related areas; arbitration; bankruptcy and…||View Profile|
|Estelle Lear||Estelle has experience in all areas of family law and has appeared…||View Profile|
|Mark Loveday||Property law, with a particular emphasis on enfranchisement, service charges and management,…||View Profile|
|Catriona MacLaren||Catriona’s practice divides between private client and employment law. Private Client Within…||View Profile|
|Sam Madge-Wyld||All aspects of residential and commercial landlord and tenant and real property…||View Profile|
|Christopher Maynard||Specialist advice and advocacy, principally in the field of property litigation, for…||View Profile|
|Iain Mitchell||Iain G Mitchell QC was called to the Scottish Bar in 1976,…||View Profile|
|Stephen Monkcom||Stephen has been included as an expert in licensing, particularly betting, gaming…||View Profile|
|Nicola Muir||All aspects of residential and commercial property litigation including landlord and tenant…||View Profile|
|Olivia Murphy||Olivia Murphy has been a specialist Family practitioner since pupillage. She has…||View Profile|
|Timothy Polli||Real property disputes concerning boundaries, adverse possession, easements and restrictive covenants (for…||View Profile|
|Philip Rainey||All aspects of commercial and residential property litigation (including social housing); also…||View Profile|
|Sebastian Reid||Civil common law with occasional forays into matrimonial finance and children. Main…||View Profile|
|Chloe Sheridan||Chloe Sheridan is developing a broad property and commercial practice. In March…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Upton||Jonathan specialises in property disputes. He has been recognised as a Leading…||View Profile|
|Michael Walsh||Michael’s practice encompasses all aspects of the law of property and associated…||View Profile|
|Gerald Wilson||Gerald Wilson specialises in family and property law, focusing on matrimonial finance,…||View Profile|
|Gemma de Cordova||Property litigation (commercial and residential); business and commercial; general chancery; mediation. Gemma…||View Profile|