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 Expertise

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

Gaurang Naik

Call: 1985

James Holmes-Milner

Call: 1989

Maurice Rifat

Maurice Rifat

Call: 1990

Simon Butler

Call: 1996

Johnathan Payne

Call: 1997

Perrin Gibbons

Call: 1998

Jamie McCracken

Call: 1998

Russell Wilcox

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

Robert Parkin

Call: 2009

Holly Tibbitts

Call: 2010

William Dean

Call: 2011

Conor Kennedy

Conor Kennedy

Call: 2011

Daniel Searle

Call: 2015

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

Thomas Clarke

Call: 2022

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