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Chambers of Rachel Sleeman
Five Paper
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Nicholas Grundy KC is a Property, Public Law and Human Rights specialist. Nick is head of Five Paper’s Real Property Practice Group and is a member of the Housing, Landlord and Tenant and Public Law Groups, his property experience is very wide, ranging from cases where property and public law interact to commercial development.

Nick has a focused property practice with particular expertise in:

  • Complex property cases.
  • Applications to discharge or modify restrictive covenants.
  • Possession claims where the occupier asserts Equality or Human Rights.
  • Advising and representing Public Sector bodies on public law and policy issues.
  • Service Charges claims.
  • Business lease renewals.

As well as acting in the precedent-setting case of Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities Ltd [2015] UKSC 15, the leading case on the correct approach to disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, Nick has enjoyed successes in the Court of Appeal in cases concerning construction of property statutes, including: Global 100 Ltd v Laleva [2021] – CPR 55.8(2); Gateway HA v Ali [2020] EWCA Civ 1339 – the Law of Property (Misc. Provisions) Act 1994, s. 18; LB Haringey v Simawi [2019] EWCA Civ 1770 – rights of succession under the Housing Act 1985; Livewest HA v Bamber [2019] EWCA Civ 1174 – the Housing Act 1988, s. 21(1A) and (1B) and Toms v Ruberry [2019] EWCA Civ 128 – the Law of Property Act 1925, s. 146.


Called 1993; Gray’s Inn.

Silk: 2016


PBA, SHLA (committee member).


St Edwards Oxford; Cambridge University (1988 MA Cantab 2(1)); Loughborough University (1990 MSc); Westminster University (1991 Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Nicholas Grundy KCFive Paper

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Nicholas Grundy KCFive PaperNick’s advocacy is nothing short of awe-inspiring – he formulates persuasive arguments delivered in exactly the correct manner, whatever the case.