Unanimously regarded as the standout set in
the region, with a large and experienced
team of specialist barristers
Chambers UK
Unanimously regarded as the standout set in
the region, with a large and experienced
team of specialist barristers
Chambers UK

St Philips is a leading chambers for property advice and litigation. Recognised in Chambers UK 2016 as "an outstanding set offering specialist expertise across a plethora of property matters, including boundary disputes, professional negligence, landlord and tenant conflicts and easements and covenants. Its members frequently handle complex cases that make their way to the Court of Appeal". It uniquely boasts band 1 status for Real Estate Litigation in the Midlands. 

St Philips recognises that clients demand specialist knowledge from barristers who are not only good on their feet, but also approachable and practical in their advice. St Philips, with its dedicated property team, can provide that and back it with a professional clerking team that is client-focused and responsive.

Team members all have in-depth experience of property work. The span of work is comprehensive, including:

  • Adverse Possession and boundary disputes
  • Charges and mortgages
  • Conditional Contracts and Options for development land
  • Co-operation agreements and overage
  • Easements and profits
  • Land registration and unregistered titles
  • Recovery of land and trespass
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sale and purchase contracts and their construction
  • Trusts of land and equitable interests

The strength of the Property Team is built on the quality of its membership, which is well-recognised. In Chambers UK 2016 John Randall QC is noted as "a Leading QC who is consistently highlighted by peers and clients alike for his exceptional property practice. He has extensive experience acting for developers and he also represents landlords and private individuals". Anthony Verduyn is described as "Pre-eminent property junior handling complex cases in a variety of areas including trusts". Simon Clegg as an "extremely personable, versatile and helpful", "A real safe pair of hands; you can pass him anything and he will get on with it". David Stockill as "an absolutely worthy opponent. There is no quarter asked and no quarter given". Andrew Charman as "extremely well presented and meticulous. In fact it was so readable that I could give it directly to the client" andJohn Brennan as “a very astute and reliable barrister”.

The team's membership includes barristers who have been appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge, Recorders, a Property Chamber Tribunal Judge in both Land Registration and Residential Property divisions, and a Deputy District Judge. The clerks, too, have earned plaudits: "A very good clerking team, led by Joe Wilson. They are flexible, muck in and are friendly to deal with"

an outstanding set offering specialist expertise across a plethora of property matters, including boundary disputes, professional negligence, landlord and tenant conflicts and easements and covenants. Its members frequently handle complex cases that make their way to the Court of Appeal” - Chambers UK Bar 2016. 

The law reports reflect the work undertaken by the team in the higher courts, for example: Keay v Morris Homes (West Midlands) Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 900; [2012] 1 W.L.R. 2855 (section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 and applicability to completed contracts and collateral contracts); or Wright v Wright [2010] EWHC 1808 (Ch) [2011] 1 FLR 387 (Property ownership and breach of trustee obligations). Members also contribute to publications, including the Solicitors Journal. Seminars are frequently also provided to solicitors and their professional clients.

We also recognise that not every property case will require a barrister of over 5 years call and that our clients will sometimes want to instruct more junior counsel. We are therefore pleased to offer Iqbal Mohammed, Helen Gardiner, Gavin McLeod and Kate Rogers from our talented Junior Commercial Team who are developing a practice in Property work.

Contact Clerks

  • Birmingham | Tel: 0121 246 7010
  • London | Tel: 020 7440 6900
  • Leeds | Tel: 0113 244 6691

Barristers List

Real Estate Barristers

    • John Randall QC
    • Year Of Call: 1978
    • Silk: 1995
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
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    • James Quirke
    • Year Of Call: 1974
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2064
    • Full profile >
    • Simon Clegg
    • Year Of Call: 1980
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2096
    • Full profile >
    • David Stockill
    • Year Of Call: 1985
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7042
    • Full profile >
    • Conrad Rumney
    • Year Of Call: 1988
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2129
    • Full profile >
    • Anthony Verduyn
    • Year Of Call: 1993
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2139
    • Full profile >
    • Andrew Charman
    • Year Of Call: 1994
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
    • Full profile >
    • Marisa Lloyd
    • Year Of Call: 1994
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7420
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    • Stuart Roberts
    • Year Of Call: 1994
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7413
    • Full profile >
    • John Brennan
    • Year Of Call: 1996
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2196
    • Full profile >
    • Naomi Candlin
    • Year Of Call: 2003
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7047
    • Full profile >
    • Dominic Crossley
    • Year Of Call: 2006 Solicitor: 2004
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 244 6691
    • Full profile >
    • Iqbal Mohammed
    • Year Of Call: 2007
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7090
    • Full profile >
    • Helen Gardiner
    • Year Of Call: 2007
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7417
    • Full profile >
    • Kate Rogers
    • Year Of Call: 2009
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
    • Full profile >
    • Jonathan Gale
    • Year Of Call: 2009
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7418
    • Full profile >
    • Anna Metcalfe (née Stubley)
    • Year Of Call: 2010
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7419
    • Full profile >
    • Gavin McLeod
    • Year Of Call: 2010
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
    • Full profile >
    • Thomas Steward
    • Year Of Call: 2011
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
    • Full profile >
    • Katie Longstaff
    • Year Of Call: 2013
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 020 7440 6900
    • Full profile >

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