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Chambers of Mark Warwick QC
Selborne Chambers


A chancery practitioner specialising in property law, professional negligence, property damage and civil fraud.

Recent cases include: P & P Property Limited v OWC LLP and Crownvent Ltd t/a Winkworth [2018] – the leading Court of Appeal authority on property identity fraud; Gibbs v Lakeside Developments Ltd [2018] Court of Appeal case on forfeiture and unjust enrichment; Devere v LB Hounslow [2018] Chancery appeal regarding houseboats trespassing in Brentford; London College of Business v Tareem Ltd [2018], Chancery trial concerning the lease/licence distinction in business premises; Crown House Technologies Ltd  v Cardiff Commissioning Ltd and Emerson Network Power Limited [2018], successful summary judgment in case relating to the supply of chiller units to a data centre.


Called 1993 Middle Temple; QC 2015; Bencher of Middle Temple 2015; regular speaker at conferences and author of articles. Member of the Bar Council 2014-2016. Member of the Bar Council Pro Bono and Social Responsibility Committee since 2016.


Chancery Bar Association; Property Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree; Christ’s College, Cambridge University (1992 MA Law).


Opera, travel, cinema, theatre, collecting historical autograph letters, supporting Arsenal FC.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

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Gary Blaker QC

Selborne Chambers

He is clear and definitive in providing advice and has a commercial understanding of the client’s needs.

Selborne Chambers is an ‘excellent set for professional negligence‘ instructions with its members delivering a ‘quality service‘. They are often engaged on cases involving solicitors, valuers, accountants and financial services professionals. Nicholas Trompeter is defending the Chief Land Registrar in Dhillon v Barclays Bank & Chief Land Registrar, a claim to rectify the register following a series of mistaken or negligent property transfers. P & P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin and Crownvent, an appeal concerning property identity fraud, was a notable case for Gary Blaker QC.

London Bar > Property litigation

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Gary Blaker QC

Selborne Chambers

His strengths lie in his excellent knowledge of the law and his clear and direct advice to clients.

Selborne Chambers provides ‘a fantastic service from beginning to end’ and is always able to ‘find a barrister at the appropriate level’. The set is adept on a number of fronts, with a particular focus directed towards commercial landlord and tenant work. Chambers head Mark Warwick QC recently acted in Ong v Ping in which the Court of Appeal ruled there can be an express declaration of trust in an instance where there has been conduct but no declaration. Gary Blaker QC also appeared in the Court of Appeal, acting for the claimants in P & P Property Ltd v Owen White and Catlin and Crownvent Ltd which related to property identity fraud.