Zia Bhaloo KC

Call: 1990

Silk: 2010

Zia was elected chairman of the Property Bar Association in 2014. Zia was Chambers and Partners Real Estate Silk of the Year 2016.

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At the outset of her practice, Zia had a wide chancery commercial practice, including insolvency, property, company, professional negligence, trusts and commercial disputes.

Prior to taking silk her practice focussed largely on property. As well as maintaining her property expertise, she is increasingly instructed on commercial, commercial chancery matters and international arbitrations, as well as areas outside her core areas, often with a specialist junior. She is well-known for property and landlord and tenant, and she has a wide range of experience in these areas including: property insolvency, valuation issues, dilapidations, business tenancies, rent review, telecoms, all issues arising out of development, easements, restrictive covenants, rights of light, the interpretation of sale, finance, development and overage agreements, mines and minerals, service charges and social housing. She often acts in cases which also include significant planning issues.

She is recommended for her cross examination and has been recommended in both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for many years for commercial chancery, property litigation, and social housing. The research by those directories over many years emphasises the fact that she is a “commercially astute tactician”. Her focus and interest is on using the law, and strategy, to achieve results which achieve the client’s objectives, and which work on the ground.

Zia is the co-editor of Butterworths Property Insolvency and the Rural Law Notebook.

Zia speaks Swahili and Cutchi.


Landmark's barristers often work at the intersection of our core practice areas; bringing a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to bear on a particular dispute or issue facing a client.

Our focus is always on achieving the best possible outcome for our client. By viewing the client's objectives in a holistic way - and not purely through the lens of one rigidly-defined legal area - we deliver the best possible advice and representation in complex matters that engage multiple specialist areas of law. 

Whether it's providing support as an individual cross-practice barrister or a cross-disciplinary team of Landmark counsel, we are able to draw on an outstanding array of complementary skillsets and knowledge bases. This often achieves a better result than instructing multiple barristers from different specialist sets. This also improves the quality of client care through increased levels of communication, quicker response times, and a coordinated approach to clerking and fees, made possible by our team-based cross-practice approach.

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Zia has been representing clients in mediations for over 20 years and is an ADR Group accredited mediator. She has recently successfully mediated a number of large and multi-party disputes.



Agricultural Law

Boundary and Ownership Disputes

Commercial Landlord and Tenant

Conveyancing Disputes

Easements and Profits a Prendre



Land Registration and Adverse Possession

Leasehold Enfranchisement and Right to Manage

Mortgages, Charges, Charging Orders and Securitisation

Private nuisance

Property Development including Overage disputes

Professional Negligence Claim Related to Property

Protestor Injunctions

Public Sector and Local Government Property issues

Residential Leasehold Management and Disputes

Residential Tenancies

Restrictive Covenants

Rights of Light

Riparian Rights, Watercourses and Harbours

Squatters and other Trespass


Trusts of Land and other Equitable Claims




A superb advocate."

Chambers and Partners

Chambers Top Ranked UK Bar 2024 Uk leading silk 2024 WWL Real Estate Construction 2022 Rosette

Qualifications and achievements


  • LLB (Lond) 
  • LLM (Lond)


  • Bencher of Middle Temple (2014)
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association (Chairman from 2014)


Practice Managers

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Mark Ball

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0207 421 1308

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Harry Feldman

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0207 421 2485

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Connor McGilly

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020 7421 1304

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Ruby Sims

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020 7421 1337

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