Landmark Chambers, specialists in planning and environmental, property, and public law, is pleased to announce the arrival of leading Property and Commercial Chancery Silk, Zia Bhaloo QC. A former Chair of the Property Bar Association, Zia has a built up a significant reputation representing clients with issues covering the full spectrum of property law and dispute resolution. She has particular interest in property related insolvency work and valuation issues, and often acts in cases with significant planning issues.
Zia, who took Silk in 2010, is co-editor of Butterworths Property Insolvency and the Rural Law Notebook. She is also a frequent commentator on legal issues in the property press.
Head of Landmark’s Property Team, David Holland QC, said of Zia’s arrival, “We are delighted to have recruited someone of Zia’s calibre to the team. Her considerable expertise and stellar reputation will be a real asset to Chambers’ property practice and to Landmark generally, and we are looking forward to working with her.”
The announcement of Zia’s appointment comes just two months after the set confirmed the recruitment of Senior Practice Manager, Mark Ball, from Falcon Chambers.
Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive, Paul Newhall said, “This is a strategic recruitment for Landmark Chambers, and one that underpins our commitment to develop further our award-winning property practice, both in the UK and International markets. We are genuinely excited to welcome Zia to Chambers.”
Chambers & Partners describes Zia as, “cool, calm and collected and she is so smooth she makes it look effortless. Amazing to watch, she’s very persuasive in the court room and has gravitas”. She is heralded by the Legal 500 as having “outstanding technical knowledge and intellect, and goes straight to the heart of a problem”.
With 89 barristers, of whom 33 are QCs, Landmark Chambers is ranked as a leading set by the top legal directories in its four main areas of practice. Working throughout the UK, Europe and internationally, Landmark’s members are renowned for their unique expertise, and Chambers for its modern, diverse, and innovative approach to practice.