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We have an experienced team of specialists who are able to offer practical, thorough and clear advice across a wide range of property-related fields. Our work often involves construing documents creating rights over land and we regularly handle cases which include probate or insolvency issues. 

Our members are regularly instructed to appear in a range of courts and tribunals including the Chancery Division and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal.

Real Property

We undertake all forms of real property work and are regularly instructed in disputes concerning restrictive covenants, easements, boundary disputes, adverse possession, co-ownership, trusts of land, proprietary estoppel, implied trusts, options and rights of pre-emption and mortgages.

Landlord and Tenant

Chambers has strong expertise in the field of landlord and tenant and we are instructed in disputes relating to commercial, residential and agricultural land. Our members regularly act in cases involving disrepair, forfeiture, leasehold enfranchisement, service charges, and renewal of business tenancies.

Social Housing

Members of Chambers are frequently instructed by local authorities, housing associations and individuals in housing cases. Our work includes possession proceedings, homelessness appeals, housing benefit, right to buy and anti-social behaviour orders and injunctions.

Trusts and Probate

We are instructed in contentious work. Members regularly act in cases involving trusts of land, constructive trusts, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, the construction and validity of wills, the administration of estates, disputes between personal representatives beneficiaries and third parties and general trust litigation.

Other Property Related Claims

We undertake all forms of claims in tort relating to land, particularly those involving issues of nuisance, professional negligence, public liability and statutory duty. These include interference with property rights, pollution and environmental claims, geotechnical surveys and disputes relating to the contamination of land.

Our property group produces quarterly briefings on recent cases of interest, hot topics and developments in the field.  Copies can be obtained from the Resources section of this website.  

Please email us at property@1chancerylane.com or phone the Clerks Room if you require any further information about our work in this area or if you would like to be added to our Property mailing list.

Property Group Members

William Hunter, John Bryant, Andrew Goodman, John Norman, Justin Althaus, Maurice Rifat, Karen Shuman, Ivor Collett, Zachary Bredemear, Samantha Jackson, Andrew Spencer, Ian Clarke, Roderick Abbott, Thomas Crockett, Tom Collins, Francesca O'Neill , Nicola AtkinsKatie Ayres, Ella Davis, Max Wilson

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