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Tanfield Chambers
Tanfield Chambers

Work Department

Commercial and residential property litigation and real property work Administrative and public law and court of protection


Kerry’ s work Is in the field of commercial and residential property transactions and real property work and she retains her specialism in housing (previously ranked In Band 1). Her work includes all aspects of housing management and property law Including but not limited to: all aspects of development Including affordable housing; possession Including adverse possession; restrictive covenants; public and private rights of way; commercial and residential L&T Including tenancy renewal, dilapidations and service charges. Kerry has frequently acted in high profile appeals In the Supreme Court and in the Court of Appeal on matters ranging from mortgage possession McDonald v McDonald (Supreme Court) to housing Haile (Supreme Court) and land registration Gold Harp (Court of Appeal) and commercial L&T London & Quadrant Housing Trust v Prestige Properties (Court of Appeal). Kerry has provided policy advice to central and local government, including high profile work as A Panel Government Counsel prior to her appointment to silk. Kerry accepts direct access work. Kerry has been described as “extremely strong in terms of her oral advocacy,” and

  • …excellent on her feet..Her “written work is exceptional,”.



Called: 1992; Lincoln’s Inn, elected to Bar Council 2009,appointed to Attorney General’s A Panel : 2012-2016. Appointed Panel Counsel for the Equality & Human Rights Commission: 2011. Appointed as Queen Counsel: 2016 


Property Bar Association; ALBA.


Avonbourne School; Bournemouth College; University of Birmingham (BA English and History 2(2)); CPE law conversion course; BVC.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

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Kerry Bretherton QC

Tanfield Chambers

She has an incredible ability to be able to review large documents and pick out key information at breakneck speed.