Landmark’s property law specialists are widely viewed as amongst the best at the Bar. The 2016 Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards named Landmark real estate set of the year. Chambers & Partners 2017 states that Chambers "packs a punch due to its expertise in handling high-profile property disputes". The 2016 edition states that our barristers are "straightforward and generous with their time". The 2016 Legal 500 describes our property barristers as "universally well trained, commercial and good at explaining the strengths and weaknesses of cases", whilst the 2015 edition stated that "the members are all excellent and offer a first-class service". Six of our silks and twelve of our juniors are rated as leading practitioners in this field. Tom Weekes was named Real Estate Junior of the Year at the 2014 Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards.
We pride ourselves on our ability to offer a comprehensive and user friendly service across all aspects of real estate law. Our expertise includes traditional land law matters, such as conveyancing disputes, mortgages and property finance, restrictive covenants and easements. We comprehensively cover all aspects of commercial and private sector residential landlord and tenant law. By integrating our property expertise with Chambers’ expertise in planning and public law, we are a natural choice for private developers and those involved in public sector infrastructure projects.
In the wider property law sphere, our property practitioners are regularly involved in cases of involving contractual disputes relating to property (particularly overage disputes), nuisance, trespass (including mass trespass) and the property related aspect of professional negligence law. Individual members also have additional specialist expertise in, rights of light, party walls, property aspects of electronic communications law, manorial rights and village greens. We have a strong commitment to alternative dispute resolution: our members include acknowledged leaders in the field of rent review arbitration and expert determination. A number of property practitioners are also qualified as arbitrators, mediators and are on the list of Counsel to be appointed by the Chairman of the Bar Council to act as independent experts.