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Emily Windsor

Called 1995

Emily Windsor

Emily Windsor specialises in all aspects of property litigation, with particular emphasis on commercial property disputes and agriculture. She has extensive litigation experience at all levels and and in the past few years has appeared in cases concerning break clauses, development agreements, rectification, proprietary estoppel, rent review, nuisance, leasehold enfranchisement and agricultural holdings. Emily also has experience of personal and corporate insolvency litigation.

  • Education
    • Worcester College, Oxford: BA Jurisprudence (1993) 
    • Université Panthéon - Assas (Paris II): DSU European Law (1994). Rotary International Foundation Scholar.
  • Professional
    • Gray's Inn Steen Scholarship
    • Member of the Agricultural Law Association Committee 1997-1999
    • Elected member of the Bar Council 2000-2005 
    • Chairman of the Young Barristers' Committee of the Bar Council 2002
    • Elected member of the Chancery Bar Association Committee 2003-2006
    • Member of the Bar Council's Bar Standards Board 2006-2010
    • Chairman of the BSB's Diversity Committee 2007-2009
    • Joint Vice-Chairman of the BSB's Education and Training Committee 2007-2013 
    • Chairman of Taxation Disciplinary Board Disciplinary Panels 2008-2010
    • Deputy District Judge
  • Recent Cases
    • Ashdale Land and Property Co Ltd v Maioriello [2012] 2 EGLR 119
    • Alford v Hannaford [2011] EWCA Civ 1099
    • National Westminster Bank plc v Hunter [2011] EWHC 3170 (Ch)
    • Rahamim v Reich [2009] ChD (exemplary damages and debarring orders)
    • Majorstake Ltd v Curtis [2008] UKHL 10 (opposition to enfranchisement on redevelopment grounds and statutory construction).
    • Hopper v Hopper [2008] EWHC 228 (proprietary estoppel)
    • Thomson v Church Commissioners for England [2006] 3 EGLR 1 (succession under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986)
    • Faircare Investments Ltd v Earlrose Golf and Leisure Ltd [2006] PLSCS 44 (registered title and agency)
    • Shephard v Turner [2006] 2EGLR 73 (restrictive covenants)
    • Monella v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Ltd [2004] 1 EGLR 43 (rent review)
    • Owen v. Blathwayt [2003] 1 P&CR (grazing rights over common land) 
    • Yenula Properties Ltd v Naidu [2002] 3 EGLR 28 (service of notices and agency)
    • State Bank of New South Wales v. Harrison [2002] EWCA Civ 363 (courts' powers to stay orders for possession of mortgaged property)
    • Blackburn v David Alston (Suffolk) Ltd [2001] PLSCS 263 (restrictive covenants and estoppel)
    • Essex Furniture plc v National Provident Institution [2001] L&TR 3 (forfeiture by peaceable re-entry during tenant's insolvency)
    • Scotch Whisky Association v Glen Kella Distillers (No.2) Times Law Reports April 1, 1997 (intellectual property and the European definition of "whisky")
    • Harries v Barclays Bank plc [1997] 2 EGLR 15 (mortgages and milk quotas, the position of non-active quota holders and the European definition of "producer")
  • Publications
    • Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings (14th ed.) (Contributing Editor - Property Section)
    • Woodfall Bulletin (Joint Editor)
“Has a practice which spans all facets of property litigation, and particular experience with regard to development agreements, rent review and leasehold enfranchisement. Strengths: ‘Emily is a delightful person to deal with.’ ‘She provides excellent, thorough, practical and commercial advice – she is part of the team.’ Recent work: Acted in Benyatov v Redrow Homes, resisting an order for specific performance of two sale contracts.” Chambers UK Guide 2017 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Highly regarded junior with an active property litigation practice. On the rural side, she offers expertise in such areas as proprietary estoppel and agricultural holdings. Strengths: 'Emily is a delightful person to deal with.' 'She's superb, very thorough and very bright.' Recent work: Acted in Harefold v Gower, representing a party who was claiming for benefit of an agricultural tenancy over a Devon estate worth £10 million." Chambers UK Guide 2017 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Recommended for agricultural property disputes."Legal 500, 2016
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