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Ten Old Square
Ten Old Square

Work Department

Commercial Litigation; Property; Professional Regulation


Barrister specialising in commercial and property-related issues of chancery work, including Lloyds’ Names, the regulation of financial services professionals, solicitors, accountants and surveyors.


Qualified 1987; Gray’s Inn

Member of the Bar Council Remuneration Committee, Legal Member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Conservative Party. Former Legal Member (and occasional Chairman) of the Disciplinary Committee, the Admissions and Licensing Committee and the Appeals Committee of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Former elected Member of the Bar Council

Recent cases:
Amey LG Ltd v Cumbria County Council [2016] EWHC 2856 (TCC), Judge Stephen Davies (Final Account dispute on local government highways maintenance contract)
Stephens-Dunn v Cawthorne [2015] EWHC 2800 (Ch), Norris J (Trusts of land – partition -application of TOLATA 1996 s 15)
Burton v Walker [2013] EWCA Civ 1228, manorial rights, manorial waste and land registration.
Webb v SRA [2013] EWHC 2078 (Admin), Jeremy Baker J (solicitor dishonest when registering transfer in breach of undertaking;
Burton v Walker [2012] EWHC 978 (Ch), Jeremy Cousins QC (manional waste and land registration duty owned on first registration under LRA 2002).
Estor Ltd v Multifit (UK) Ltd (No. 1) (2009) 126 Con LR 40; and (No. 2) [2010] CILL 2800 (Adjudication: practice and procedure; test to identify parties to contract);
Harris v The Society of Lloyds [2008] EWHC 1433 (Comm), David Steel J, (Names and Re-insurance to close)
Garrison Investment Analysis Ltd v Financial Ombudsman Service [2006] EWHC 2466 (Admin) (successful JR of decision by FSA Ombudsman);
AG for the Falkland Islands v Gordon Forbes Construction (Falklands) Limited [2003] BLR 280 (clause 53 of FIDIC conditions of contract);
White v Office for Supervision of Solicitors [2001] EWHC (Admin) 1149, Lightman J (solicitor challenging OSS finding of inadequate professional service)
Saigol v Cranley Mansion Ltd (No3), [2000] 72 Con LR 54 CA (effect on damages of compromised claim against another defendant);
Mortgage Express Ltd v Newman [2000] PNLR 298 (SIF disclaiming liability on ground of dishonesty); [2001] PNLR 5, CA;
Fairview New Homes Ltd v Government Row Residents Association Ltd [1998] EGCS 92, Scott V-C (developers and user of right of way);
Brooks & Co Ltd v Baynard [1998] TLR 269, CA (assignee’s right to sue where assignor in breach of security for costs order);
Saigol v Cranley Mansion Ltd (No2) [1996] ECGS 81, CA (insolvent landlord’s cause of action assignment to lessee);
Inverugie v Hackett [1995] 1 WLR 713, PC (measure of damage for trespass to land);





French, Italian.


Chancery Bar Association.


Trinity School of John Whitgift, Croydon; Christ Church, Oxford; St Antony’s College, Oxford (1981 MA; 1984 DPhil).


Reading history and theology; keeping fit.