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Gavin Bennison

Called 2015

Gavin Bennison

Gavin Bennison practises in all areas of commercial and residential landlord and tenant and real property law. He joined Chambers in October 2017 following successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Duckworth, Oliver Radley-Gardner and Mark Sefton.

As a pupil, Gavin was involved in cases concerning (amongst other areas) adverse possession, forfeiture, marine rights, agricultural tenancies, collective enfranchisement, the right to manage, easements, restrictive covenants, mortgages, overage and land registration.

Led by Janet Bignell QC, Gavin appeared as a second six pupil in the Chancery Division on two occasions, successfully obtaining and continuing a wide-ranging injunction restraining unlawful activities by protestors against hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) on a quia timet basis. The injunction was novel in prohibiting unlawful protest targeted at the applicants’ suppliers and associates. Gavin has a particular interest in addressing human rights claims as they arise in relation to property disputes.

  • Education

    MA Geography (Part I) and Law (Part II), St John’s College, Cambridge: First with Distinction (Geography), First Class (Law)

    BPTC, City Law School: Outstanding

    Eastham Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn, 2015)

    Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn, 2015)

    Lord Denning Scholarship, Harwicke Entrance Scholarship, Accommodation Award (Lincoln’s Inn, 2014)

    McMahon Law Studentship (St John’s College, Cambridge, 2014)

    McAulay Scholarship, Wright Prize, named Year Prize for highest achieving undergraduate (St John’s College, Cambridge, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

    Andrew Hall Prize (highest achieving first year student, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 2011)

    Philip Lake Prize (highest attaining second year student, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, 2012)

  • Professional

    Whilst undertaking the BPTC, Gavin taught equity and trusts to final-year undergraduates at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He also volunteered as a trainee duty advisor at Willesden County Court, representing defendants in residential possession hearings.

    Prior to commencing pupillage, Gavin worked as a paralegal for the property litigation team at Stephenson Harwood LLP. He gained experience of all stages of the litigation process prior to and following instruction of counsel. He was also separately part of the team which successfully prepared the £70m civil fraud claim, Latvijas Krajbanka v Vladimir Antonov [2016] EWHC 1262 (Comm) for trial.

    He is a member of the Property Bar Association, the Chancery Bar Association and the Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

  • Publications

    “A very bold fraudster”, co-authored with Stephanie Tozer; UK Finance legal issues e-zine, September 2017