This year 47 silks and 34 juniors are recognised for their outstanding work handling contentious and transactional matters on behalf of landlords, tenants, commercial developers and multinational companies in a range of disputes.
Most highly regarded
• Janet Bignell QC - Falcon Chambers, London
• Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC – Falcon Chambers, London
• Edwin Johnson QC - Maitland Chambers, London
• Stephen Jourdan QC - Falcon Chambers, London
• Jonathan Seitler QC – Wilberforce Chambers, London
• Tamsin Cox - Falcon Chambers, London
• Oliver Radley-Gardner - Falcon Chambers, London
Falcon Chambers has a strong presence in the real estate sector and sees 11 silks highlighted for their excellence this year.
Janet Bignell QC performs exceptionally well in our research. She is renowned as a “technically brilliant and skilful lawyer” who is in “full control of the facts”.
Stephen Jourdan QC “combines real intellect with a very calm advocacy style” according to impressed peers. He has an excellent track record handling cases with an insolvency element.
Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC is a “go-to advocate” who stands out as “very polished and knowledgeable”. His specialty lies in commercial property law, with a focus on rent review.
Jonathan Karas QC is “an original thinker” and “a tenacious and experienced advocate with excellent judgement”.
Mark Sefton QC is an excellent practitioner who comes highly recommended for his “valuations expertise”.
Jonathan Gaunt QC is commended as a “serious opponent” with a “measured style”, and renowned for his “encyclopaedic knowledge”.
Caroline Shea QC is a “strong advocate” and a “real battler” according to impressed peers. She has deep experience in a variety of issues, including real estate and agricultural disputes.
Wilberforce Chambers also receives 11 listings in this chapter.
Jonathan Seitler QC is highly respected, and earns praise as “the most original thinker at the property bar”.
Joanne Wicks QC has had “an incredible year”, remark peers who commend her excellent track record appearing before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. She is renowned as a “creative tactician” with broad expertise in property law disputes.
Julian Greenhill QC is a go-to practitioner who is “thorough, calm and practically minded”. He specialises in commercial property and professional liability matters.
Tiffany Scott QC is lauded as a “very effective barrister” with “strong landlord and tenant expertise”.
Martin Hutchings QC is a “charming opponent”, commended for his breadth of expertise in property disputes.
Mark Wonnacott QC is renowned as an “innovative” and “knowledgeable property advocate” with deep experience in complex land law matters.
Michael Barnes QC has considerable experience in property and insolvency issues, an area in which he is deemed “brilliant”.
Landmark Chambers receives six listings here.
David Holland QC is a “fearless advocate”, with one source naming him “one of my favourite opponents” in property litigation.
John Male QC is held in high esteem by peers who praise his “exceptional knowledge” of property law and related contentious proceedings.
Zia Bhaloo QC is a “strong advocate”, renowned for her “exceptional cross-examination skills”.
Tim Morshead QC is a “star” according to impressed peers who commend his “precise and analytical” approach.
Brie Stevens-Hoare QC at Hardwicke is a “breath of fresh air” and an “inspirational person”, with an excellent track record across a range of property law matters.
John de Waal QC is a top name at the real estate bar, ranking highly for his “strength and depth of knowledge”.
Edwin Johnson QC of Maitland Chambers is “fantastic, very strategic and great to be led by”, say peers who commend his “excellent grasp of detail”.
Philip Rainey QC of Tanfield Chambers is “the first port of call for any enfranchisement or service charge case”.
David Halpern QC at 4 New Square Chambers is “high in demand” for his profound expertise in cases with a “real estate with professional negligence element”.
Rupert Reed QC at Serle Court is an “exceptional advocate” who does “a lot of work overseas”. He is especially renowned for his expertise in Middle Eastern property matters.
Christopher Stoner QC is a go-to advocate who is “popular with clients” and admired for his “straightforward approach”.
George Laurence QC at New Square Chambers comes highly recommended by peers for his “detailed knowledge and experience with rights of way”.
Falcon Chambers sees 11 juniors recognised for their leading work in real estate.
Oliver Radley-Gardner is, according to peers, “one of the best lawyers in his field” and “a star with an exceptionally quick mind”.
Tamsin Cox is an “excellent advocate”, highly regarded for her deep expertise in property-related insolvencies.
Anthony Radevsky is the “doyen of enfranchisement” and a “courteous opponent”.
Wayne Clark is “an exceptionally good lawyer” with a “great all-round knowledge of property law”.
Martin Dray comes highly recommended for his “technical ability” and his experience as an arbitrator.
Wilberforce Chambers receives five listings here.
Benjamin Faulkner is held in high esteem for his adept handling of property-based professional negligence matters.
Jonathan Chew “stands out” for his “clever and measured approach”. He specialises in property and pension disputes.
Emer Murphy has “exceptional technical and analytical skills” and is “totally dedicated and committed to achieving the best results for clients”.
Michael Buckpitt of Tanfield Chambers is a “robust advocate” with in-depth experience of landlord and tenant disputes.
Myriam Stacey of Landmark Chambers is renowned as a “sound technical lawyer” with “a calm court demeanour”.
Camilla Lamont is praised as “a tenacious, bright and creative advocate” who “is always happy to get stuck in and fight the client’s corner”.