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Tanfield Chambers
Tanfield Chambers

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London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

A top property set’, which was historically better known as a ‘tour de force for leasehold enfranchisement’, landlord and tenant, and service charges work, Tanfield Chambers’ commercial real estate experience is ‘considerable and growing’, and the set is now ‘used extensively by City firms for a broad range of property litigation’ matters. Solicitors also note that the set is ‘making a name for themselves in the right to light arena’. And when it comes to residential property instructions, ‘from silks down to the juniors, the fact they deal with residential work on a regularly basis really shows’.The ‘very collegiate set’ has members with ‘high technical standards’. ‘Their strength in depth is a real asset as they have a vast range of counsel from the junior to senior end. There is always someone that is available to take on matters.’ In recent news, Nicholas Isaac took silk in 2019. Eamonn Kelly is the set’s CEO. The senior practice managers are Alex Southern, the ‘personable and likeable’ Billy Forecast (‘has an uncanny ability to choose the right counsel for each piece of work both from a technical and budget perspective’), and Richard Powell, who ‘is a great addition to clerks’ room’. Senior practice manager Zoe Bluck has moved to The 36 Group. Offices in: London

London Bar > Property litigation

(2019 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas Isaac QCTanfield ChambersHe has an ability to handle the most challenging and difficult of clients.

At Tanfield Chambers, members provide ‘leading expertise in residential property’, including landlord and tenant, enfranchisement, and service charge disputes. Noted for its ‘good strength at the junior level’, the set is also home to a number of ‘excellent silks’ with Andrew Butler, in particular, demonstrating a particularly strong year. He recently appeared in the Supreme Court in Wells v Devani which concerned section 18 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 and also acted in the Court of Appeal case of Jones and another v Oven and another which pertained to a covenant dispute between adjoining landowners. In a boost to the set, Nicholas Isaac QC recently took silk.