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

Position

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: Stonard v Green Shoots Ltd [2021] (Establishing the terms of a financial contract plus quantum meruit); Riverside CREM 3 v Virgin Active [2021] (Whether claim for rent arrears is to be stayed, because of pending scheme of arrangement); Dhillon v Barclays Bank [2021] 1 All ER 421 (rectification of the land register); Thurloe Lodge v Amberwood Drive [2019] (interim injunction to preserve right to use a private road); Co-operative Food v Shah Properties {2019] (Guarantee not invalid because of Landlord & Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995

Career

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.

Memberships

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

Education

Bexley Grammar School; Leeds University (1973 LLB).

Leisure

Travel, running.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Property litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Mark Warwick QCSelborne ChambersMark is simply tremendous and is absolutely someone who you would want to have on your team. He is unquestionably hard working, always makes himself available and is always one step ahead. A leader in his very own right.

Selborne Chambers combines broad real property expertise with a ‘truly fantastic‘ landlord and tenant offering, with members handling complex cases in areas including rights to light, easements, adverse possession, and trespass, alongside estates and development disputes, lease renewals, and breach of covenant cases. Jonathan McNae acted for the successful manager in the  Canary Riverside Estate Management Limited & others v Coates & Circus Apartments Limited case, a long-running dispute between owner, landlord, and tenants including the creation of a confidentiality club. Mark Warwick QC maintains a leading practice across real property and landlord and tenant cases, and appeared for the appellant before the Court of Appeal in Dhillon v Barclays Bank plc & the Chief Land Registrar, a Land Registration Act case concerning whether, for the purposes of paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002, there were exceptional circumstances which justified the Court not making an order rectifying the land register in the wake of a mortgage fraud. Nicholas Trompeter QC took silk in 2021, and was involved in the Supreme Court test case Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd v Rossendale Borough Council, concerning schemes designed to avoid the payment of national non-domestic rates on empty properties by leasing them to SPVs, acting for the respondents. Ian Clarke QC acted for the successful defendant in Richards v Harvey, a case concerning a high-value contractual claim relating to the sale of units at a development.