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Members of the property group advise and represent parties in relation to every aspect of land registration law, including: bringing and defending claims for rectification of the Register and indemnity; seeking and resisting judicial review in the High Court of 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:

  • Baxter v Mannion [2011] 1 WLR 1594 (CA);
  • Franks v Bedward [2012] 1 WLR 2428 (CA);
  • Silkstone v Tatnall [2012] 1 WLR 400 (CA);
  • Swift 1st Ltd v Chief Land Registrar [2015] Ch 602 (CA);
  • R (Best) v Chief Land Registrar [2016] QB 23 (CA);
  • Antoine v Barclays Bank & Chief Land Registrar [2018] EWHC 395 (Ch).
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