Shomik Datta > Cornerstone Barristers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cornerstone Barristers
Cornerstone Barristers
2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JH
England

Work Department

Property; landlord and tenant; commercial disputes.

Position

Shomik is a property and commercial litigator with almost two decades of experience. A highly regarded practitioner, his client base includes large PLCs, property developers, local authorities, registered providers and high net-worth individuals. Examples of his recent cases include enforcement of a £15m restoration obligation relating to a mine, numerous disputes with former employees concerning restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions, a right of light dispute concerning a development in Milton Keynes, and a successful application to modify a freehold restive covenant in order to permit a development in Cambridge.

Career

Called 2000 by Gray’s Inn. Formerly head of Property and Commercial Group at 42 Bedford Row. Joined Cornerstone in January 2013.

Languages

Functional Bengali.

Memberships

Property Bar Association (PBA); Social Housing Law Association (SHLA).

Education

Loughborough Grammar School; Magdalen College, Oxford (MA Jurisprudence); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).

Leisure

Shomik often attempts to play, but is now more comfortable watching, cricket, football and a variety of more arcane sports. He has an avid interest in all forms of music, and is slave to two daughters.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Social housing

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Shomik Datta



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Mainly represents landlords and registered providers in possession claims and succession claims, as well as homelessness appeals and disrepair cases

London Bar > Property litigation

Within: Leading Juniors -

Shomik Datta



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He has a great intellect and is able to get to the key issues very quickly.