Gary Blaker QC > Chambers of Mark Warwick QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Warwick QC
Selborne Chambers
10 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3AA
England

Position

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.

Career

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.

Memberships

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

Education

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

Leisure

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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Gary Blaker QCSelborne ChambersGary is calmness incarnate. He has a wealth of knowledge and is able to put clients at their ease. In court he is tenacious but always demonstrates respect.

The ‘excellentSelborne Chambers has ‘a depth of counsel‘, with noted expertise in handling professional negligence claims in relation to property transactions. Gary Blaker QC is ‘very thorough‘ and ‘his advocacy is very measured, calm and convincing‘, and has notable expertise in advising on claims involving property identity fraud. Hugh Jackson has extensive experience in multi-party cases, and acts in claims brought against solicitors, surveyors and valuers. Nicholas Trompeter QC was elevated to silk in the 2021 round.

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Gary Blaker QCSelborne ChambersGary is calmness incarnate. He has a wealth of knowledge and is able to put clients at their ease. In court he is tenacious but always with respect. With judges he is firm when he needs to be and always seems to have the ear of the court.