Ranked InLondon (Bar)
Real Estate Litigation (Band 4)
Practice Areas: Landlord and tenant including dilapidations claims, lease renewals, forfeiture and applications for relief, claims arising out of the insolvency of landlord or tenant, service charge disputes, RTM and enfranchisement; Real property disputes concerning boundaries, adverse possession, easements and restrictive covenants (for example, Beech v Kennerley  EWCA Civ 158); Party walls; Mortgages and mortgage fraud (for example, UCB Home Loans Corporation v Grace & Co (2010) LTL 15/12/2010 (Ch) and  EWHC 851); Claims for equitable interests pursuant to constructive trusts or proprietary estoppel; Property-related professional liability, particularly that of valuers and solicitors (for example Menelaou v Bank of Cyprus v Boulter & Co  EWHC 1991 (Ch)); Chancery/commercial contract disputes including disputes concerning development agreements and joint-ventures. Regularly instructed to advise in relation to non-contentious property work, usually at very short notice.
Professional Memberships: Property Bar Association (Committee Member); Chancery Bar Association; Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Career: Worked at the Law Commission 1996-97 and was called to the Bar in 1997.
Publications: Contributor to 'The Law of Service Charges and Management' by Tanfield Chambers.
Personal: Born in 1973; educated at St Columba's College, St Albans and Hertford College, Oxford (MA, BCL); married with one child; interests include theatre and travel.