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With eight specialist QCs and 35 specialist juniors, the barristers in Landmark’s property law team have been widely viewed as amongst the best at the Bar for many years.

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 also comprehensively cover all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant law and disputes involving private sector residential leaseholds.

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 contractual disputes relating to property (particularly overage disputes), and cases of nuisance, trespass (including mass trespass) and the property related aspect of professional negligence law.

Individual members also have noted specialist expertise in, amongst other topics, rights of light, party walls, the Telecommunications Code, manorial rights and village greens and enfranchisement.

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.

The most recent Chambers & Partners states that Landmark is one of the “premier property sets”. The practice management team is said to be “very responsive and will go out of their way to help you”.

The latest Legal 500 states that our property team has “strength in depth at all levels from leading silks down to up-and-coming juniors”.

Currently eight of our silks and 11 of our juniors are rated as leading practitioners in this field.

Landmark is ranked in the top tier for Real Estate Litigation in Chambers & Partners 2021 and is quoted as one of the “Premier property Sets” and the Legal 500 2021 ranks Landmark as leaders at the bar for Property Litigation. Myriam Stacey QC was shortlisted for Real Estate Junior of the Year for Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards in November 2020 shortly before taking Silk in March 2021. In previous years, Tom Weekes QC and Camilla Lamont have been named Real Estate Junior of the Year and David Holland QC as Real Estate Silk of the year.

Four Landmark barristers appear in Property Week’s top 10 property cases of the year for 2020 –

  • Aaron Walder – Brar & another v Thirunavukkrasu
  • Nic Taggart (led by Jonathan Seitler QC, Wilberforce) – EMI Group Limited v The Prudential Assurance Company Ltd
  • Jonathan Wills – Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v University of the Arts London
  • Katharine Holland QC – Rees v Windsor-Clive
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