Overview

The team consists of over 40 members of varying seniority & experience, and is led by sought-after and highly skilled practitioners 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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Arbitrations
  • Contract
  • Construction disputes
  • Costs
  • Financial Services & Regulation
  • Injunctions & Interim Remedies
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
  • Insurance
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Land Registration
  • Company & Partnership disputes
  • Real Property
  • Stakeholder Claims
  • Trusts (Contentious and Non-Contentious)
  • Wills, Probate & Intestacy (Contentious and Non-Contentious)

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 BullionVault.com) [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

John Ross QC

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

John Bryant

John Bryant


Call: 1976

Gaurang Naik


Call: 1985

James Holmes-Milner


Call: 1989

Maurice Rifat

Maurice Rifat


Call: 1990

Jeremy Ford


Call: 1996

Simon Butler


Call: 1996

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Jamie McCracken


Call: 1998

Roger André

Roger André


Call: 1999

Russell Wilcox

Dr Russell Wilcox


Call: 2000

Saleem Khalid

Saleem Khalid


Call: 2001

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Marc Tregidgo


Call: 2002

James Byrne


Call: 2006

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

Robert Parkin

Robert Parkin


Call: 2009

Holly Tibbitts


Call: 2010

William Dean


Call: 2011

Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy


Call: 2011

Jake Richards


Call: 2017

Susanna Bennett

Susanna Bennett


Call: 2017

Thomas Yarrow

Thomas Yarrow


Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Henk Soede

Henk Soede


Call: 2019

Anirudh Mandagere

Anirudh Mandagere


Call: 2019

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