Land Registration and Adverse Possession

Members of the property group advise and represent parties in relation to all aspects of land registration law, frequently working at the cutting-edge of this evolving, complex field.


Our expertise includes bringing and defending claims for rectification of the Register and indemnity; advancing and resisting judicial review claims brought in the High Court to challenge administrative decisions made by the Chief Land Registrar; contested proceedings between applicants and objectors before the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (Land Registration Division); and all manner of applications to HM Land Registry for alteration of the Register, including those relating to first registration, lost deeds, registrable dispositions, adverse possession, upgrading title, notices, restrictions, cautions against first registration, overriding interests, easements, charges, boundary agreements, mines and minerals, profits à prendre and rent charges.

Our barristers are frequently involved in litigation before the First-tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal and in the Higher Courts, and have appeared in many of the leading cases decided under the Land Registration Act 2002, including:

  • R (Sensar Ltd) v Chief Land Registrar [2021] 4 WLR 36 (QBD)
  • R (HCP (Hendon) Ltd) v Chief Land Registrar [2020] 1 WLR 4240 (QBD)
  • Antoine v Barclays Bank & Chief Land Registrar [2019] 1 WLR 1958 (CA) 
  • R (Best) v Chief Land Registrar [2016] QB 23 (CA)
  • Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar [2015] Ch 602 (CA)
  • Silkstone v Tatnall [2012] 1 WLR 400 (CA)
  • Franks v Bedward [2012] 1 WLR 2428 (CA)
  • Baxter v Mannion [2011] 1 WLR 1594 (CA).

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Mark Ball

Practice Director

020 7421 1308

Mark Ball new

Harry Feldman

Practice Manager

020 7421 2485

Harry Feldman

Connor McGilly

Practice Manager

020 7421 1304

Connor Mc Gilly new

Ruby Sims

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1337

Ruby Sims new

Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

Richard Bolton new

Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

Charlotte Hockney new

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