Anthony Verduyn has worked to protect and enhance the property portfolios of developers, pension funds, high street chains and local authorities, but also in the interests of smaller landowners. The land and buildings concerned have ranged from Town Halls to drive-thru coffee houses; substantial green field housing estates to the tapering strips preserving access and privacy. Recent larger cases have involved the forfeiting of 37 acres of brown field land for a local authority, and rectification of an option agreement to enable a farmer to recover the value of 22 acres of development land. Other cases concern compelling renewal of a lease and preserving privacy in a Cotswold cottage. Current cases involve the cladding of towers in the West Midlands and the North-West, and a dispute over a substantial music venue.
Anthony was called to the bar in 1993 having been awarded a first at Durham University and a D.Phil at Oxford University. He studied law at City University and the Inns of Court School of Law, where he received Tancred and Hardwicke Scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn. He sits as a Recorder and a Judge in the First-tier Tribunal, Property Chamber, Land Registration and Residential Property divisions. He is an ADR Group accredited mediator.
Anthony’s reported cases include disputes over restrictive covenants, leasehold obligations, contracts for sale of land and beneficial interests. He regularly appears against QCs. He has always practised from Chambers in Birmingham, but has represented clients throughout the country and to Court of Appeal level. He is a champion for the provision of dedicated, specialist litigation advocacy and advisory services outside London.