Myriam Stacey QC
Myriam took silk in 2021 and has a broad property litigation practice covering all aspects of real property including development disputes and commercial and residential landlord and tenant. She has been consistently recognised in the leading UK Legal directories and is ranked as a Band 1 junior by Chambers & Partners since 2016.
She is Co-Chair of the Property Group at Landmark Chambers and practices across all courts in England and Wales including CA, High Court, UT, County Court, FTT, arbitrations and expert determinations.
Chambers & Partners 2022 described Myriam as “extremely sharp, commercial and practical. She has her eye on the overall picture rather than advising on issues in isolation.” “She is always engaging and gives commercial advice.”
The 2021 edition of Legal 500 directories comments “Myriam works on bet the ranch high-stakes property litigation. A formidable new silk who operates at the very top of the property litigation world and ticks every box an instructing solicitor could ask for. Lingo-free advice of the highest quality is delivered at break-neck speed. An absolute pleasure to work with and someone who adopts a sleeves-up collaborative approach from the off. Particularly sought out for complex rights to light.”
The 2021 edition of Chambers & Partners describes Myriam as “Extremely hard-working and very thorough in her advice.” “Myriam is always engaging and gives commercial and incisive advice.” “An excellent and persuasive advocate.”
Frequently involved in high profile litigation, Myriam has significant experience of property estoppel, beneficial interest and constructive trust disputes, of advising and acting for clients in relation to property aspects of development disputes and also has experience of cases involving the Electronic Communications Code (old and new) and was instructed in Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v Compton Beauchamp Estate Ltd  EWCA Civ 1755. In addition to her litigation practice, Myriam is often instructed to advise in relation to difficult points of law arising from transactional work and in relation to proposed developments.
Myriam has recently been heavily involved in a series of civil trespass cases seeking pre-emptive and urgent injunctions and related enforcement action against ‘persons unknown’, on behalf of National Highways (including in relation to the M25 and Strategic Rad Network) and various commercial entities including oil companies as a result of wide ranging environmental protests by Insulate Britain, Extinction Rebellion and associated protest groups. Myriam’s experience of protest cases on private and public land is extensive and has also included activities in relation to the Occupy movement and protests against the Olympics, against developers’ “Rich Doors” and “Poor Doors”, anti-fracking protests (including Dutton v Persons Unknown), campaigns to promote sustainable living and other protests by students and individuals against government policy) and religious protests against the proposed relocation of a mosque in North London.
Myriam is valued for her technical ability, commercial approach, leadership skills and extensive experience as a trial advocate.
Other directory references have included:
- “Exceptionally bright and astute, and able to grasp the commercial reality of situations with ease”.
- “Extremely hard-working and very thorough in her advice”.
- “A robust advocate” with “an excellent manner with clients”.
- “Intellectually very strong, very forceful on her feet and reassuring to clients.”
- “frighteningly bright”
- “intelligent, attentive and personable”
- “gives spot-on, clear advice.”
- “very meticulous in how she presents her cases”
- “just brilliant to work with. She is bright and absolutely excellent on her feet”.
- “Intellectually very strong, very forceful on her feet and reassuring to clients.’
- “excellent, offering clear and comprehensive advice”
- “extremely efficient, understood exactly what we needed to achieve, was able to manage our expectations to ensure that we pursued a realistic and workable outcome”
- “personable and approachable.”
Myriam is half French and graduated with an LLB in Law and German from the University of Bristol. She also studied Law at Göttingen University, Germany. She has three children and two dogs. Her wider interests include yoga, painting, hill walking and travel.
Articles and Presentations
- “Bridging the Gap”: More Planning Pointers for Property Practitioners – webinar
- Break Clauses and Vacant Possession
- Issues Around Lease Termination – webinar
- “Bridging the Gap”: Property Pointers for Planners – webinar
- “Bridging the Gap”: Planning Pointers for Property Practitioners – webinar
- Landlord And Tenant Issues Paper
- Franses seminar presentation slides
- Party Walls pitfalls
- Renewal of Business Tenancies: Terms other than as to duration and rent
- Development Agreements- Workshop Answers
- Development Agreements- Workshop Session
- Development Agreements Provisions