Aaron was called to the Bar in 2002 and joined Landmark Chambers in 2006. He has an established specialist practice in all forms of Property Law, along with matters suitable for the Chancery Division such as Company Law and Insolvency. He is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘B’ Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, a qualified mediator, and has sat as a Deputy District Judge since 2010 (with special dispensation to hear insolvency cases). He is the current consultant editor to Halsbury’s Laws: Landlord and Tenant volumes.
Aaron has been recommended in Chambers & Partners as a leading junior in Real Estate Litigation for some years now, with the 2016 edition recording client comments that “He is very bright and knowledgeable and doesn’t go down without a fight.”, and “He deals with things in a clear, concise and logical way.”. He is also consistently recommended by Legal 500 as a leading junior in Property Litigation, with the 2016 edition reporting he “Operates in a sensible and pragmatic manner with advice tailored to the value of cases and their prospects.”
He regularly advises on both commercial and residential landlord and tenant points. In his commercial landlord and tenant practice, he deals with all issues of forfeiture and possession, 1954 Act renewal of tenancies, dilapidations and compensation for improvements, and rent reviews and service charge provisions, for both landlords and tenants. He has also advised in cases involving agricultural land and is expanding this area of his practice.
In his residential practice he deals with issues relating to occupational status and tenure, disrepair and possession. He also advises on, and represents clients in the FTT (formerly LVT), County and High Court, and Court of Appeal in disputes relating to service charge and management disputes as well as all issues arising from enfranchisement and valuation.
He also advises and conducts litigation on numerous real property issues. His high profile and reported cases since arriving at Landmark include High Court and Court of Appeal cases on the law of adverse possession and cases on proprietary estoppel and constructive trusts. He is also experienced in various forms of boundary disputes, conveyancing, disputed title and the registration of land, and issues regarding easements and covenants.
Aaron has advised and appeared in, and has a special interest in, cases relating to the interpretation and enforceability of contracts generally, and especially those relating to sale and other transfers of interests in land, and the interpretation of clauses in leases.
As well as the Court of Appeal, the High Court and County Court, Aaron has appeared before various branches of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), the Upper Tribunal, and the Companies Court. Aaron also represents clients in both domestic and international arbitrations.
He is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and the Insolvency Lawyers Association.
Aaron obtained a First Class honours degree in law before being awarded a Trinity Hall research scholarship to read for his M.Phil at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was an Inner Temple major scholar.
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