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Chambers of Mark Warwick QC
Selborne Chambers


Mark is a leading practitioner in property litigation. He also acts in cases involving contracts relating to construction and enforcement of commercial agreements. He advises on property related professional negligence and is recognised for his expertise in contentious chancery work including partnership and trusts of land. He is often instructed in cases that call for original ways of presenting or defending a claim. He has appeared in more than 100 reported cases. Recent cases include: Skelwith (Leisure) Ltd v Armstrong [2016] Ch 345 (Mortgagee’s power of sale); Freifeld v West Kensington Court Ltd [2016] L&TR 5 (relief against forfieture); Menelaou v Bank of Cyprus [2016] AC 176 (Bank’s claim to subrogation ); Ong v Ping [2018] (trust of lands) Barnett – Waddington v RBS [2017] (Abuse of process)


Called 1974, Inner Temple; QC 2013; Publications of note: Mark is the joint author of a book on break clauses and writes regularly for legal periodicals.


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


Bexley Grammar School; Leeds University (1973 LLB).


Travel, running.

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London Bar > Property litigation

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Mark Warwick QC

Selborne Chambers

He is able to turn around work within a time frame that sets him apart from other silks.

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.