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Chambers of Michael Furness QC
Wilberforce Chambers


Barrister specialising in property, local government and public law with emphasis on landlord and tenant, planning and judicial review. Practices mainly in property law and administrative law. Over recent years he has been in cases in the House of Lords and the Privy Council concerning landlord and tenant law, the rules of natural justice, estoppel and compensation and compulsory acquisition. In recent years he has been on cases in Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands. He has been the chairman of a public enquiry into a nuclear power station which lasted over a year and has conducted long arbitrations and inquiries lasting over 80 days. He has a large advisory practice in all the main areas of property law.


Called 1965; silk 1981. He is a deputy High Court judge, a former recorder, and a bencher of the Middle Temple. He is also an honorary research fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and was for some time a visiting fellow of the Law School, University of Auckland, New Zealand. A former editor of Hill and Redman ‘Law of Landlord and Tenant’ as well as the author of other books on aspects of landlord and tenant law.


Chancery Bar Association; Planning and Environmental Bar Association; Property Bar Association; Administrative Law Bar Association.


Wadham College, Oxford.

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London Bar > Property litigation

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Michael Barnes QC

Wilberforce Chambers

Recommended for landlord and tenant, estoppel and compulsory acquisition.