Brie Stevens-hoare KC > Gatehouse Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gatehouse Chambers
1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn
WC1X 8BS
England

Position

Brie is recommended as a leading silk in the latest editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers UK .  In recent years she won Barrister of the Year at the Modern Law Awards and Chambers UK’s Real Estate Silk of the Year Award. She is a client focused property barrister experienced at dealing with all aspects of property litigation, property related probate and professional negligence as well as franchising.

Brie’s successful property practice, focusing in particular on real property, property development and, the more commercial aspects of property work continues to flourish. In addition she has developed a strong reputation for her contentious probate work, which frequently involves property issues.

Property related professional negligence (particularly involving solicitors and surveyors), probate (often involving property issues) and franchising form the balance of Brie’s practice.

Mediation is the other string to Brie’s bow and Chambers UK notes she is “a great mediator“. She has a great deal of experience of mediation from both angles: as a mediator and representing clients in mediations. She is increasingly in demand in both capacities and works as a mediator privately and in the FTT.

Brie’s preferred form of transport is a motor cycle, although during the pandemic she has taken up cycling. She has a reputation for enjoying activities like bungee jumping, roller coasters, body flying and travel to far flung places such as the North Pole, Iran and Kurdistan.

Brie is also able to accept direct access instructions and is often instructed to provide an initial assessment of prospects and strategic advice.

Career

Qualified 1986, member Civil Procedure Rules Committee 2000-  , Fee-Paid Tribunal Judge FTT (Property Chamber)(Land Registration) 2005 to date, Judicial Appointments Commission Professional member (2018 to 2024), Freehold Board Member 2011 to 2020, Property Bar Association (Chair)

Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Freehold (Board Member 2012 to 2020)
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (Formerly Chair)
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association (Chair)
  • ArbitralWomen

Education

  • LLB
  • LLM (Property Law) with Merit
  • Mediator (Accredited by ADR Chambers UK June 2003)

Leisure

Adrenaline junkie and thrill seeker who loves motorbikes, bungee jumps, work and unusual holidays.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Brie Stevens-Hoare KCGatehouse ChambersBrie is highly attuned to her clients’ needs, imaginative, robust and a very persuasive advocate.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Brie Stevens-Hoare KCGatehouse ChambersBrie has a fantastically deep level of knowledge about property law and understands how this complex area pieces together. She is my go to expert on difficult matters. She works very efficiently – can give good, concise commercial and clear answers. She is not long winded (orally or in word) or equivocal. You are left with great confidence in her advice. She inspired confidence and has great gravitas.

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 KC 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 KC 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.