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Tanfield Chambers
Tanfield Chambers


Landlord and tenant (both commercial and resldential): property ownership (legal and equitable);leasehold enfranchisement; mortgages; restrictive covenants: easements; options: overage agreements; boundary disputes: party wall disputes: other property related claims (professional negligence, rating, insurance). Notable cases include: Sheffield City Council v Oliver (2017) H.L.R. 23 (interpretationof leasehold service charge provision); Salehaby v Eyre Estate Trustees [2017] L. & T.R. 22 (requirements for starting tribunal proceedings); Gibson v Douglas (2017] H.L.R. 11 (termination of licence);Howard De Walden Estates Ltd v Accordway Ltd(2017( 1 W.L.R. 1761 (Intermediate landlord’s standing In new tease claim): Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation Trustees v Greensleeves Owners Ltd (2015] UKUT 320 (LC) (valuing landlord’s interest in collective enfranchisement where Inferior Interest has negative value); Dwelling in London N2, Re Valuation Tribunal (2015] R.V.R. 157 (character of domestic worker accommodation for purposes of council tax rating); Albion Residential Ltd v Albion Riverside Residents RTM Co Ltd (2014[ UKUT 6 (LC) (structural qualification for RTM); Hatton v Connew (2013) EWCA Civ 1560 & 1681 (treatment of expert evidence In the trial of a boundary dispute); Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson (2013) 1 W.L.R. 854 (approach to dispensation from service charge consultation); BDW Trading Ltd v South Anglia Housing Ltd(2014) 1 W.L.R. 920 (service charge consultation requirements); Nailrile Ltd v Earl Cadogan (2009) 2 E.G.L.R. 151(valuing Intermediate leasehold interests).


Qualified 1997; Lincoln’s Inn,

Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Barrister of the Year (2017); Hardwick Scholar (Lincoln’s Inn).

Publlcatlons: Co-author of Commercial Property Litigation (3rd Ed); Contributor to Service Charges and Management: Law and Practice (3rd Ed).



Property Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association,Alep.


St Peter’s School, York; Newcastle University (1996 LLB).


Strong interest in rowing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

James FieldsendTanfield ChambersVery knowledgeable and thorough whilst also being incredibly approachable. Working with him feels very much like a team effort and the attention to detail and precision they bring to each case is invaluable.