ProfileI’ve been a barrister specialising in property and commercial litigation law for more than 20 years. I sit as a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for both land registration and residential property cases. I also sit as a Deputy Chancery Master in the Rolls Building deciding heavyweight commercial and chancery disputes.
Property & Estates Legal Services
My property practice encompasses all areas of real estate litigation including adverse possession, boundaries, conveyancing, co-ownership, easements, land registration, mortgages, options, restrictive covenants, property damage claims and trusts of land.
I also provide expertise in most aspects of the law of landlord and tenant, including business tenancy renewals, dilapidations, forfeiture, leasehold covenants and service charge disputes.
Commercial Legal Services
My commercial practice has a distinct chancery bias to it and includes company litigation, partnership, insolvency and fraud.
My company litigation expertise includes directors’ duties, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions and directors’ disqualification.
I’m also experienced in partnership law and have advised and acted in a wide variety of partnership disputes involving accountants, solicitors, vets, farmers and doctors. I’ve worked on disputes including partnership dissolutions and winding-up, partitions and buy-outs and detailed accounts and inquiries.
My insolvency experience includes all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency and I have particular skills in those cases where property rights and principles of insolvency meet.
In terms of fraud, misrepresentation and breach of trust I have vast experience of all aspects of civil fraud, including fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance. Recent cases include fraudulent misrepresentation by a vendor in the context of a sale of land and allegations of breach of fiduciary duty involving the diversion of a corporate opportunity by a senior manager alleged to be a fiduciary.
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