Set Profile > Selborne Chambers > London, England
Selborne Chambers Offices
10 ESSEX STREET
Selborne Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
Property litigation Tier 3
Selborne Chambers is home to ‘numerous excellent juniors and QCs who cover the full spectrum of property litigation’ including property fraud, business rates, adverse possession, land registration, real property and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. In a recent Court of Appeal matter, Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd, Gary Blaker QC successfully acted for the respondent in a novel dispute where a lease was forfeited owing to unpaid ground rent and service charges following the long-term disappearance and emergence of the lessor. Nicholas Trompeter also has a high-profile case of his own in Rossendale BC v Hurstwood Properties; the matter relates to the recovery of business rates for unoccupied properties with permission to appeal to the Supreme Court recently granted. In recent news, Clifford Darton QC and David Warner respectively joined from Ely Place Chambers and New Square Chambers, strengthening the practice group.
Professional negligence Tier 4
Selborne Chambers is particularly experienced in professional negligence claims against solicitors' firms, especially in relation to property transactions, but the set also acts on claims against financial services professionals and insurance brokers, among others. Recent highlights have included Nicholas Trompeter representing the Chief Land Registrar in Dhillon v Barclays Bank Plc & Chief Land Registrar, a claim relating to mistaken or negligent property transfers, and Edward Bennion-Pedley acting for the Frederick family in Frederick & Others v Positive Solutions (Financial Services), which considered the liability of a financial services adviser for the fraud of an agent.
All clerks are strong and able – Paul Bunting and Darren Madle and Oliver Ventura are responsive and commercial. The whole set are lovely people to do business with. Very easy to work with.
Brilliant service – the best I have received during my years of practice. Paul Bunting (joint head clerk) provides me and the team with amazing service.
Brilliant, in particular Darren Madle.
Cannot fault the clerking. I deal mainly with Oliver Ventura who is extremely responsive.
Clerks are incredibly responsive and really good value for money. These guys will go the extra mile.
Excellent, Paul Bunting is tremendously experienced and flexible in his approach.
Excellent, responsive, trustworthy, and always looking to be helpful and prompt.
For Property Litigation, I think Selborne has the best clerking team in London. They are always available, accommodating, flexible, and willing to do whatever is necessary to provide what is needed. No other clerking team I have used has provided the same level of service or enthusiasm to please.
I have found the clerks at Selborne to be consistently fantastic. They all give the impression they are more than happy to help in any situation and go above and beyond to provide an excellent service. I have found Paul Bunting, Darren Madle and Oliver Ventura to be especially helpful.
Oliver Ventura is amazing, nothing is too much trouble and he is always happy to go the extra mile.
Paul and Darren are excellent and great fun. Nothing is too much trouble for Laurie on reception.
Paul Bunting and Daren Madle are a class apart. Extremely responsive, client-focused and commercial
Paul Bunting is a great senior clerk and he always does his utmost to assist, particularly when matters are time-pressured. He provides a great all-round service – calm and collected but also very friendly and someone who you would be happy to chat with.
Perfect! They provide us with simply excellent service. Paul Bunting (joint head clerk) treats us so well. We are always prioritised and accommodated.
The Clerking at chambers is the very best in the industry. Darren Madle is available 24/7 and never lets you down.
Paul Bunting is an absolute star and the rest of the team are also great. I have the utmost confidence in them and their ability to offer the right counsel for the job.
The clerks’ room is flawless. The rising star is Oliver Ventura (First Junior Clerk) – always available and dependable.
Good set with some excellent barristers – punching above their weight in property litigation world.
I consider Selborne Chambers to be a leading Chancery set with a particular strength in general Chancery, commercial (both contentious and non-contentious), property and trusts. They have strength in depth from junior to QC, and always have someone available at short notice to undertake instructions from me.
I have found Selborne Chambers are prepared to go that extra mile in accommodating me. They have a very strong juniors who are keen as well as strong senior set.
Nothing but good experiences with Selborne Chambers. Dynamic set, barristers at the top of their game, friendly and efficient clerks.
Outstanding set in the property sphere. Quality at all levels. Excellent head of chambers.
Selborne are excellent – my favourite Property Litigation set – they have numerous excellent juniors and QCs who can cover the full spectrum and I have never been less than impressed.
Selborne is a truly excellent set in every respect. They have never let me down in terms of finding suitable counsel at all levels and their turn around speeds are simply breathtaking.
Selborne Chambers > Set Profile
Selborne Chambers is a leading commercial chancery set. It is noted for the clear and practical advice it provides, which can be innovative, and is always mindful of clients commercial considerations. Chambers recognises the benefits of working closely with those instructing and with lay clients, and members with expertise in complementary areas can work together in teams to clients best advantage. Chambers has been praised for its responsiveness, availability and excellent turnaround. Chambers is instructed by many leading firms of solicitors, and many members accept instructions by direct access.
Types of work undertaken: Members are instructed in a wide variety of commercial and chancery areas, with an emphasis on business, corporate and commercial matters (at both litigious and transactional stages); company and financial services; corporate and personal insolvency; all areas of property-related matters; trusts and estates work; international/offshore work; civil fraud and asset recovery; telecommunications; sports law; gambling and spread betting. Professional negligence is covered in all these fields, working with solicitors, valuers, accountants, professional trustees, and financial managers and advisors. Much of the work is done in London, though members frequently advise and appear throughout the United Kingdom and in other foreign jurisdictions (including the USA, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Israel). Chambers has a regular seminar programme which it promotes in chambers and other parts of the country which is highly praised. The seminars are accredited for legal training. Members of chambers also frequently speak at large conferences on topical legal issues.
Administration: chambers is served by a highly responsive and friendly clerking team, allowing work to be processed promptly and efficiently. Please contact the senior clerks, Paul Bunting and Darren Madle (T: 020 7420 9500) or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Senior Clerk||Paul Buntingemail@example.com||020 7420 9502|
|Senior Clerk||Darren Madlefirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7420 9504|
|Deputy Senior Clerk||Richard Sheehanemail@example.com||020 7420 9503|
|First Junior Clerk||Oliver Venturafirstname.lastname@example.org||020 7420 9505|
|Member of Chambers||WARWICK QC, Mark (1974, 2013)|
|Member of Chambers||TAGER QC, Romie (1970, 1995)|
|Member of Chambers||HOSSAIN QC, Ajmalul (1976, 1998)|
|Member of Chambers||MCCORMICK QC, William (1985, 2010)|
|Member of Chambers||BLAKER QC, Gary (1993, 2015)|
|Member of Chambers||CLARKE QC, Ian (1990, 2016)|
|Member of Chambers||DARTON QC, Clifford (1988, 2019)|
|Member of Chambers||TROMPETER QC, Nicholas (2006, 2021)|
|Member of Chambers||KREMEN, Philip (1975)|
|Member of Chambers||BOYD, Stephen (1977)|
|Member of Chambers||JACKSON, Hugh (1981)|
|Member of Chambers||UFF, David (1981)|
|Member of Chambers||MENDOZA, Neil (1982)|
|Member of Chambers||SPACKMAN, Mark (1986)|
|Member of Chambers||HORNETT, Stuart (1992)|
|Member of Chambers||KYNOCH, Duncan (1994)|
|Member of Chambers||GOOLD, Alexander (1994)|
|Member of Chambers||WARNER, David (1996)|
|Member of Chambers||SINAI, Ali Reza (1997)|
|Member of Chambers||CLEGG, Richard (1999)|
|Member of Chambers||KITSON, Justin (2000)|
|Member of Chambers||NEWMAN, James (2000)|
|Member of Chambers||McNAE, Jonathan (2001)|
|Member of Chambers||SANDHAM, James (2003)|
|Member of Chambers||BEER, Julia (2003)|
|Member of Chambers||BENNION-PEDLEY, Edward (2004)|
|Member of Chambers||WEBB, Henry (2005)|
|Member of Chambers||DE LA PIQUERIE, Paul (2006)|
|Member of Chambers||VARMA, Rahul (2007)|
|Member of Chambers||BROWN, Robert (2008)|
|Member of Chambers||McLOUGHLIN, Simon (2009)|
|Member of Chambers||WOODHEAD, George (2009)|
|Member of Chambers||WELFORD, David (2010)*|
|Member of Chambers||HAWKER, Alice (2011)|
|Member of Chambers||HOPE, Barnaby (2011)|
|Member of Chambers||COLE, Max (2011)|
|Member of Chambers||TOWERS, Nicholas (2011)|
|Member of Chambers||PETRIE, Isabel (2012)|
|Member of Chambers||KUEHL, Lara (2012)|
|Member of Chambers||WALKER, Sarah (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||NG, Francis (2013)|
|Member of Chambers||KWOK, Oberon (2014)|
|Member of Chambers||de BENEDUCCI, Chris (2015)|
|Member of Chambers||Webb, Daniel (2015)|
|Member of Chambers||BURROWS, Christopher (2016)|
|Member of Chambers||BAKER, Rosamund (2016)|
|Member of Chambers||MYERS, Maxwell (2016)|
|Member of Chambers||FRAZER, Tom (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||* Door tenant|
|Ms Rosamund Baker||A chancery practitioner undertaking work in the areas of real property, insolvency…||View Profile|
|Julia Beer||Julia deals mainly with contentious litigation in the Chancery Division, with particular…||View Profile|
|Gary Blaker QC||A chancery practitioner specialising in property law, professional negligence, property damage and…||View Profile|
|Stephen Boyd||A founder member of Selborne Chambers, Stephen is a barrister, mediator and…||View Profile|
|Mr Robert Brown||View Profile|
|Christopher Burrows||After graduating from Oxford, Chris spent over a decade in the British…||View Profile|
|Ian Clarke QC||Ian continues to be ranked in both Chambers and Partners and the…||View Profile|
|Richard Clegg||Richard specialises in commercial disputes, frequently of an international nature, and property…||View Profile|
|Clifford Darton QC||He has been recommended in past years of ‘The Legal 500’ for…||View Profile|
|Alexander Goold||Alexander is a commercial and chancery practitioner, whose work spans litigation, international…||View Profile|
|Miss Alice Hawker||Alice has developed a busy practice in all aspects of Commercial Chancery…||View Profile|
|Mr Barnaby Hope||View Profile|
|Stuart Hornett||Stuart’s practice comprises commercial Chancery, property and professional negligence. He has reported…||View Profile|
|Ajmalul Hossain QC||Ajmalul Hossain QC has vast experience of advocacy in complex and high-value…||View Profile|
|Hugh Jackson||Commercial chancery practice centred on land and finance, business, and IT. Expertise…||View Profile|
|Justin Kitson||Justin is widely recognised as a leading junior barrister in chancery and…||View Profile|
|Philip Kremen||Both in the United Kingdom and internationally, Philip’s reputation is unrivalled as…||View Profile|
|Miss Lara Kuehl||Lara has a broad commercial chancery practice with experience in all of…||View Profile|
|Mr Oberon Kwok||View Profile|
|Duncan Kynoch||Duncan is a commercial chancery practitioner. He has appeared in numerous reported…||View Profile|
|William McCormick QC||Commercial work covers a broad range. Disputes arising out of the ownership…||View Profile|
|Simon McLoughlin||All areas of commercial chancery litigation, arbitration and advisory work, including general…||View Profile|
|Jonathan McNae||Jonathan’s practice focuses on all aspects of residential and commercial property, contract…||View Profile|
|Neil Mendoza||A highly accomplished commercial litigator whose practice substantially involves disputes in a…||View Profile|
|Mr Francis Ng||Francis Ng has a general chancery practice with an emphasis on private…||View Profile|
|Isabel Petrie||Isabel’s practice covers all areas of Commercial Chancery litigation. She is regularly…||View Profile|
|James Sandham||James is a specialist chancery and property practitioner and typically acts in…||View Profile|
|Mr Mark Spackman||Mark Spackman has a heavyweight civil practice at Iscoed Chambers and is…||View Profile|
|Ms Romie Tager QC||Romie is a specialist in commercial and property law. His experience covers…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Towers||Nicholas specialises in complex commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration. He is…||View Profile|
|Nicholas Trompeter||Nick’s practice encompasses all areas of Commercial Chancery litigation, including commercial and…||View Profile|
|David Uff||David is a specialist in commercial/chancery litigation and dispute resolution and combines…||View Profile|
|Rahul Varma||View Profile|
|Sarah Walker||Sarah’s practice covers all elements of chancery litigation, including commercial disputes as…||View Profile|
|David Warner||David Warner is an experienced chancery and commercial litigator with particular expertise…||View Profile|
|Mark Warwick QC||Mark is a leading practitioner in property litigation. He also acts in…||View Profile|
|Mr Daniel Webb||View Profile|
|Mr Henry Webb||Henry practises in commercial chancery and property law. His commercial chancery experience…||View Profile|
|Chris de Beneducci||Chris has a busy and varied commercial chancery practice, which covers disputes…||View Profile|
|Paul de la Piquerie||Paul regularly appears in the County Court, High Court, First-Tier and Upper…||View Profile|
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