Commercial, Chancery & Property


The Commercial, Chancery & Property team consists of over 30 members of varying seniority and experience, led by sought-after and highly skilled practitioners.

Member are regularly instructed in important and high-profile cases such as Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 9 and Stoffel & Co. v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42.

Contentious probate and trust litigation are particular specialisms of a number of members of the team, who deal with cases involving contested and competing wills, Inheritance Act claims, applications for the removal of executors and trustees, co-ownership, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (‘TLATA’) 1996 and disputes and claims relating to constructive trusts and estoppel.

The team covers all areas of property law with specialists in commercial and residential landlord & tenant law (including social housing), mortgages, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, easements and Land Registration issues.

All members of the group undertake work in relation commercial disputes. Members have particular expertise in claims relating to the sale of land, agents’ commissions, construction and engineering projects, insurance coverage and franchise agreements. The team’s work in property, chancery and commercial matters often overlaps into the area of professional negligence.

Furthermore, a full range of insolvency matters, covering both personal bankruptcy and corporate insolvency are dealt with. This includes preliminary matters such as applications to restrain proceedings through to contested petitions. Our members are often involved in difficult recovery actions both for and against insolvency office holders.

Commercial, Chancery & Property Expertise

Notable Cases

  • Clyne v Conlon [2021] EWHC 2444 (Ch)
    Administration of Estates and the granting of Beddoe’s protection.
  • Kitover v Galmarley Ltd (t/a [2021] EWHC 609 (Ch.D)
    Stakeholder application and allegations of illegality.
  • N3 Living Limited v Burgess [2020] EWHC 1711 (Ch.D)
    The appropriate method of dealing with a Form A restriction by the appointment of the second trustee.
  • Stoffel & Co. v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42 (Supreme Court)
  • Truewood Ltd, Re (Duckworth v Parekh) [2020] EWHC 2360 (Ch.D)
    Setting aside a debarring order in misfeasance proceedings under .s212 Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Dhillon v Dhillon [2019] EWHC 2442 (Ch.D)
    Beddoe application.
  • Devani v Wells [2019] UKSC 9 (Supreme Court)

Commercial, Chancery & Property Barristers

King's Counsel

John Ross KC

Call 1971 | Silk 2001

Grahame Aldous KC

Call 1979 | Silk 2008

Giles Mooney KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2019

Tim Parker KC

Call 1995 | Silk 2022

Juniors (15 years +)

Gaurang Naik

Call 1985

Maurice Rifat

Call 1990

Simon Butler

Call 1996

Johnathan Payne

Call 1997

Perrin Gibbons

Call 1998

Jamie McCracken

Call 1998

Dr Russell Wilcox

Call 2000

Saleem Khalid

Call 2001

Gurion Taussig

Call 2001

Giles Bedloe

Call 2001

Marc Tregidgo

Call 2002

James Byrne

Call 2006

Ben Rodgers

Call 2007


Robert Parkin

Call 2009

Holly Tibbitts

Call 2010

William Dean

Call 2011

Conor Kennedy

Call 2011

Daniel Searle

Call 2015

Jake Richards

Call 2017

Susanna Bennett

Call 2017

Thomas Yarrow

Call 2018

Lucy Lodewyke

Call 2018

Henk Soede

Call 2019

Anirudh Mandagere

Call 2019

Thomas Clarke

Call 2022


Michael Goodridge

Director of Clerking & Business Development

Senior Clerks

Clark Chessis

Senior Clerk

David Barrow

Joint Deputy Senior Clerk

Jaime Brooks

Joint Deputy Senior Clerk

Practice Managers

Ellie Brand

Practice Manager

Phillip Austin

Practice Manager

Assistant Practice Managers

Matthew Shepherd

Assistant Practice Manager

Jamie Moylan

Assistant Practice Manager

George Housden

Assistant Practice Manager

Jay Levell

Assistant Practice Manager

Junior Clerks

Ronnie Scarlett

Ronnie Scarlett

Junior Clerk

Lily Mason

Lily Mason

Junior Clerk

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