I have extensive experience of the range of cases heard in local Courts and Tribunals, and specialise in Local Government, Planning, Employment and Land Law (especially boundary disputes and Landlord and Tenant issues).
My clients are also individuals and businesses in cases involving HMRC or the Border Force seizing cash, or goods like tobacco and alcohol. I have extensive experience of these cash seizure and forfeiture proceedings as well as condemnation cases where it’s decided whether or not seized goods or cash will be returned.
If you have a dispute to do with land, e.g. boundary disputes between neighbouring properties, claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, I have acted in a wide range of such cases. I also act either for landlords or tenants in cases involving commercial and residential property.
I represent people involved in planning disputes, planning applications, inquiries and hearings, and have particular knowledge of issues involving properties with Listed Building status, and the environmental impact of new developments.
I can also represent you in an employment situation – dealing with issues like unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination and Transfers of Undertakings (for example when one company is taken over by another), and can act for either employers or employees.
My reputation is for objective, pragmatic and realistic advice and I’m pleased to have been ranked by Chambers and Partners for 4 years as a leader in my fields of work:
“Housing and planning disputes form the mainstay of his practice and he is a popular choice of counsel for advising local authorities. He is also noted for his expertise in boundary disputes. Recent work: Advised in Ashford Borough Council v Brunger, a possession action involving a substantial counterclaim alleging illegal eviction.” Chambers and Partners 2016
Expertise: “He’s got a good bearing in court, and a very convincing manner.” “He is very approachable, and he can pick up and run with any matter he is instructed on. He is a very persistent advocate.” Chambers and Partners 2015.