Practice areas


Having completed both chancery and commercial pupillages, Carlton took his first tenancy in 1982. He has practised from these Chambers since 1986, specialising in the following practice areas:

Business and commercial law: Litigation and advice in respect of general contract/business and/or consumer matters including sale of goods, banking, insurance, hire/credit agreements, building disputes, partnership and company issues, debt, insolvency and the validity of guarantees and other securities.

Chancery law: Litigation and advice on general chancery matters, including partnership, company, personal and corporate insolvency and general trust work.

Property law: Litigation and advice on all matters relating to interests in land, including real property sales and associated conveyancing matters, business and residential tenancies, public sector housing, mortgage disputes, boundary disputes, nuisance, trespass, adverse possession, constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel.

Professional negligence law: Litigation and advice in respect of professional negligence in handling property transactions and/or litigation, including wasted costs jurisdiction.


Chancery Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association


Msc Tech Pure Mathematics (University of Manchester) PhD


Lectured in Pure Mathematics at the University of Manchester and the Australian National University.


French (fluent)

Related cases

Indika Kommala Kommalage v Sinnarajah Sayanthakumar CA Ref 2014/0797; ICLR Online [2014] CN 2016 CA: personal insolvency/partnership/liability for partnership debts.

Savitaben Shamji Khetani v Harish Shamji Kanbi [2006] EWCA Civ 1621 CA (Civil Procedure News 1/207): Fraud/constructive trust – further evidence on appeal – abuse of process.

Diane Therese Strover v John Richard Strover [2005] EWHC 860 (Ch): Lawtel Case Code: AC0108786. Proprietary estoppel.

Voice & Script International Limited v Asgraf Alghafar [2003] EWCA Civ 736 CA (White Book §44.4.3): Assessing costs in unallocated cases.

Maura Teresa Lowe v Siobhan Fahey and ors [1996] 1 BCLC 262 (Ch D): Company/unfair prejudice.

Becker v Hill Street Properties Limited [1990] EG 109, CA: Landlord and tenant/business tenancy.

Kashmir Kaur v Gill [1988] Fam 110, CA: Land/conveyancing/effect of section 1(3) of the Matrimonial Homes Act 1983 on purchaser for value.

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