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Chambers of Edward Denehan
9 Stone Buildings


Exclusively real property, both contentious and non-contentious: landlord and tenant (both commercial and residential), land and conveyancing, property valuation, mortgages, housing, boundaries, rights of ways and other easements, restrictive covenants, and professional negligence arising from these areas. Notable commercial landlord and tenant cases include: Zestcrest Ltd v County Hall Green Ventures Ltd [2011] 50 EG 60 (Lambeth County Court. Relief from forfeiture. Payment of landlord’s costs); Bordcrest Properties Ltd v Development Planning Partnership LLP [2010] All ER (D) 182(April). (Chancery Division. Break clause. Compliance with conditions. Landlord estopped from denying tenant has complied. Summary judgment); Heronsea (Mill Hill) Ltd v Kwik-Fit Properties Ltd [2009] All ER (D) 75 (Mar) (2009) Env LR [2009] PLSCS 65 (Queen’s Bench Division. Construction of landlord’s right to enter demised premises for the purposes of carrying out a survey. Whether landlord entitled to enter to carry out an environmental survey; Maurice Investments Ltd v Lincoln Insurance Services Ltd [2007] 1 P & CR 14 (Chancery Division. Landlord and Tenant rent review. Effect of trigger notice marked ‘subject to contract’ and ‘without prejudice’); Simmons v Dresden (2004) 97 Con LR 81 (Technology and Construction Court. Tenant’s breach of repairing obligations. Nature and extent of breaches. Diminution in the value of the landlord’s reversion. No diminution caused by breaches). Residential landlord and tenant cases include: Majorstake Ltd v Curtis [2008] 1 AC 787 [2008] 2 WLR 338 [2008] 2 All ER 303 [2008] 14 EG 102 [2008] 2 P & CR 2 (House of Lords. Leasehold Enfranchisement. Landlord opposing claim to an extended lease on grounds of redevelopment. Meaning of ‘any premises’ within section 47{2) of the 1993 Act); Cawsand Fort Management Co Ltd v Stafford and others [2007] 48 EGCS 145 (Court of Appeal. Landlord & Tenant Act 1987 Management order. Whether it is possible for order under section 24 to extend to land not within the curtilage of the buildings containing the leasehold flats); Tiffany Investments Ltd v Bircham & Co No 2 Nominees Ltd [2003] 2 P & CR 381 [2003] 12 EG 127 (Chancery Division. Right of first refusal contained in residential lease. Operation of section 17 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954); Kay-Green and others v Twinsectra Ltd [1996] 4 All ER 546 (Court of Appeal. Part I of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987). Real property cases include: Lawrence and another v Fen Tigers Ltd and others (No 2) [2015] A.C. 106 (The Supreme Court addressed the circumstances in which landlords may be liable for the nuisance of their tenants). Trustees of Coventry School Foundation v Whitehouse [2014] 1 P & CR 51 [2014] 3 E.G.L.R. 85 (The Court of Appeal decided the erection and use of a school did not constitute a breach of a restrictive covenant prohibiting ‘nuisance and annoyance’); Haydon-Baillie v Newbold [2007] All ER (D) 77 July (Chancery Division. Striking out claim to title of freehold land); Small v Oliver & Saunders (Developments) Ltd [2006] 3 EGLR 141 [2006] EWHC 1293(Ch) (Chancery Division. Restrictive covenant. Existence of building scheme. Injunction. Assessment of damages in lieu of an injunction. Professional negligence cases include: Citib@se pic v Memery Crystal [2003] All ER (D) 01 (Nov) [2003] N PC 131 (Chancery Division, solicitors failing to advise on operation of break clause in commercial lease); Cohen v Smith & Williamson [2002] BPIR 243. (Chancery Division, mortgagee exercising power of sale. Alleged sale at under value. Alleged negligence of selling agents); Kennedy v Van Emden (1997) 74 P & CR 19 [1997] 2 EGLR 137 (Court of Appeal. Conveyancing/residential landlord and tenant/solicitors’ negligence). Compulsory purchase cases include: Sceneout Ltd v Greater Manchester Development Corporation [1995] 1 EGLR 175 (Lands Tribunal, compulsory purchase); Slot v Guildford Borough Council [1993] 1 EGLR 213 (Lands Tribunal. Compulsory purchase). Housing cases include: Harrow London Borough Council v Tonge [1993] 1 EGLR 49 (Court of Appeal. Local authority housing/right to buy). Planning and public health cases include: Epping Forest District Council v Essex Rendering Ltd [1983]1 WLR 158 (House of Lords. Planning). Agency cases include: Anscom be & Ringland Ltd v Watson and others [1991]2 EGLR 21 (Estate Agents’ commission).


Called 1981; Lincoln’s Inn. Sometime tutor in property law at the University of Warwick. Sometime tutor in landlord and tenant law, and planning and local government law at the Inns of Court School of Law. Lectures to the Property Litigation Association. Panel lecturer for Jordans, the legal publishers, on conveyancing and landlord and tenant matters. Arbitrator. Legal advisor to arbitrators. Author of the ‘Guide to Possession Actions’ – Inns of Court School of Law Advocacy Manual (Blackstone Press – now in its 7th edition). Joint author of the ‘Landlord and Tenant Manual’ Inns of Court School of Law (Blackstone Press – now in its 3rd edition). Contributor of the Landlord and Tenant Chapter to the Chancery Litigation Handbook, Jordans, 2nd edition 2005. Edward is recommended by Chambers and Partners (2011 edition) for Real Estate Litigation which states: Edward Denehan of 9 Stone Buildings is ‘extremely bright, very sharp and great on his feet. He knows his stuff and is very deliberate in his advice.’ He is also recommended by the Legal 500 (2011 edition) for Property Litigation (including agriculture and housing).Identified as a ‘star of the Chancery Bar’, and as a ‘solicitors’ favourite junior’ at the landlord and tenant bar by ‘Lawyer’ magazine. Noted as a ‘recommended junior’ at the Property Bar by ‘Square Foot’ magazine.


Chancery Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit; Bar Disciplinary Tribunal; disciplinary tribunal of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Property Bar Association.


University of Warwick (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Edward Denehan9 Stone BuildingsProvides first-class legal advice, which is supplemented with a useful pragmatism.