Jamal Demachkie > Gatehouse Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gatehouse Chambers
Gatehouse Chambers
1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn


Jamal is a very experienced commercial barrister who specialises in property related work. “A junior to behold; persuasive and devastating on his feet” (Legal 500), his practice focuses on land and real property as well as both residential and commercial landlord and tenant work, having been involved in some of the leading cases in these areas.

He also handles a variety of other claims with a property related element, ranging from arguments between beneficiaries to multi-million pound development projects and joint ventures where the main assets are property or property related.  Jamal’s expertise also covers professional negligence claims in relation to property associated disputes, having acted for and against numerous legal and property professionals in matters concerning property transactions, advice and litigation.

Jamal sits as a Recorder and Deputy District Judge (South Eastern Circuit).

In 2020, Jamal was awarded the Legal 500 Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year Award at the Legal 500 Awards 2020.


Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
Accredited Mediation Advocate


MA Jurisprudence (Oxon) – 2003
Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law – 2004
BVC Exhibition (Inner Temple, 2004)
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholar (Inner Temple, 2004)


Outside of law, he is passionate about sport (both participating and watching) and is a keen Parkour enthusiast.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jamal DemachkieGatehouse ChambersJamal is fantastically sharp and analytical. Hesees solutions to issues before anyone else sees the issue and is tactically nuanced in complex property disputes. Clients want to work with him.

Gatehouse Chambers has a strong and developing property offering, with a number of specialist practitioners offering expertise across commercial and residential landlord-tenant issues, nuisance claims, rates, lease renewals, and dilapidations claims. The addition of Faisel Sadiq in early 2021 from now-defunct Ely Place Chambers was a particular boost to the set’s offering in rates disputes. The set receives instructions from leading property firms in the City and nationally.  John de Waal QC and Katrina Mather are involved in the landmark British Medical Association v NHS Property Services case concerning premises fees charged to GP practices. Brie Stevens-Hoare QC and Emily Betts are involved in Triplark v Reiner & Wismayer , a case relating to the ability of a lessee who has completed the sale of a lease to a third party and been paid in full to seek relief from forfeiture. Practice co-head Jamal Demachkie played a key role in Ei Group PLC v Clarke, one of the only reported decisions on the Pub Code, which governs relationships between operators of pubs and the freehold owners of them who also supply them. Co-head Andy Creer represented the landlord in Boots (UK) Ltd v Frenchgate, an unusual example of a lease renewal going to trial, one of several cases relating to retail leases during 2020.