Property & Estates Barristers

"A truly impressive set acting across the full spectrum of real estate disputes, including boundary disputes, nuisance claims and restrictive covenants."
Chambers UK 2016

Guildhall Chambers property and estates experienced team cover the full range of chancery work.

The team's expertise includes all forms of real property law, including:

  • Adverse possession
  • Boundary disputes and party walls
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Implied and constructive trusts and proprietary estoppel
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Mortgages, charges, and receivers
  • Options, overage and rights of pre-emption
  • Planning
  • Possession claims
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trespass and nuisance
  • The rights of cohabitees and co-ownership
  • The work of the Residential Property Tribunal, Agricultural Land & Drainage and Land Registration Divisions in the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal

The full range of landlord and tenant law, including:

  • Agricultural holdings
  • Commercial tenancies (including; dilapidations, forfeiture, assignment and lease renewals)
  • Licences and tenancies at will
  • Rent review
  • Residential tenancies (including; leasehold enfranchisement)

Trusts expertise, including:

  • Family trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Commercial trusts
  • Quistclose trusts and protective trusts

Wills and estates expertise, including:

  • Contentious probate (including; cases of testamentary capacity, forgery, undue influence and want of knowledge and approval)
  • Insolvent estates
  • Non-contentious probate
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • The Court of Protection
  • The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

In addition to the above, members of the team are experts in:

  • Agriculture and rural affairs, including succession, rent review, repairs, notices to quit and compensation under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986
  • Commons and town or village greens
  • Property and landlord and tenant related insolvency law
  • Partnership

Barristers within the team are consistently recommended in Chambers UK and the Legal 500. The team also includes the present editor of Preston and Newsom: Restrictive Covenants Affecting Freehold Land (10th Ed. 2013). Many members of the team are members of the Chancery Bar Association and the Western Chancery & Commercial Bar Association.