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Toby Watkin

Toby Watkin


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Toby is an established and experienced practitioner dealing with all areas of property-related work. Called to the bar in 1996, Toby joined Landmark Chambers in 2010 after many years in Lincoln’s Inn. He has appeared a number of times in the Court of Appeal and in the Privy Council in relation to property related matters, and regularly appears in all the specialist property courts and tribunals, including the High Court, the County Court, the LVT, the Lands Tribunal and the Adjudicator to Her Majesty’s Land Registry.

He is valued for his hands on, commercial approach to problems, for his clear advice, and for his great experience as a trial advocate.  Toby also has wide experience of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is both an ADR Group accredited mediator and a qualified arbitrator (MCIArb).

Areas of Specialism


Toby is instructed in all areas of property litigation, including Real Property Disputes, Conveyancing & Land Registration, Landlord & Tenant disputes, issues relating to Mortgages & Receivers, and Property-related Professional Negligence.  He also regularly lectures and writes on property-related matters.

As well as dealing with contentious matters, Toby is often asked to advise in relation to points arising from transactional work, and has been instructed to draft a number of tenancy agreements and other instruments for a large social landlord, as well as the disciplinary rules for two professional bodies.  Toby also assisted in the drafting of the Funding Code under the Access to Justice Act 1999.

For the last seven years Toby has served on the committee of the Property Bar Association, and as its Treasurer in 2008- 2010.  He is also a member of the Chancery Bar Association and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

Toby’s wider interests include classical music (listening and performing), sailing and cycling.


Toby is ranked as a leading junior in Real Estate Litigation by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for several years.   Recent editions of these directories have described him as having “an encyclopaedic brain”, being “fiercely intelligent, commercial, great with clients and a pleasure to work with”,  and as doing “an excellent job of getting to grips with complex and heated property disputes”.

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