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James Tipler

Called 2013

James Tipler

James Tipler practises in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant law, in both residential and commercial matters, and in other areas of law involving property related issues.

James joined chambers following successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Nathaniel Duckworth, Edward Peters, Adam Rosenthal and Joseph Ollech.

As a pupil he gained experience of a wide range of disputes concerning (amongst others) the 1954 Act, adverse possession, leasehold enfranchisement, development agreements, possession proceedings, easements, boundaries, restrictive covenants, land registration, trusts of land, proprietary estoppel and professional negligence.

In practice James has appeared regularly in the High Court, County Court and the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Notable recent cases include Vanquish Properties (UK) Limited Partnership v Brook Street (UK) Limited [2016] EWHC 1508 (Ch), in which James advised and appeared for the successful defendant tenant in a break clause dispute concerning a significant proposed development in the City of London (led by Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC).

  • Education
    • MA Law (First Class) – Christ’s College University of Cambridge
    • Diploma in French Legal Studies – Université de Poitiers (ERASMUS Scheme)
    • BPTC – Kaplan Law School, London
  • Professional
    • Called 2013: Inner Temple
    • Major Exhibition Award: Inner Temple
    • De Hart Prize: Christ’s College, University of Cambridge
    • Prior to pupillage James worked as a Research Assistant for the Law Commission with the Property Family and Trust Law team. He worked on the Rights to Light project and assisted with the development of policy and preparation of the Commission’s final report on the subject. He also worked on the analysis of proposals for and formulation of the Commission’s 12th Programme of law reform projects.
    • James is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Property Bar Association.
    • James is fluent in French
  • Publications

    Implied terms: from "characteristically inspired discussion" to authoritative guidance (Case comment) L. & T. Review 2016, 20(1), 4-12 (with Toby Boncey)

    "Under occupation" with Joseph Ollech, 165 NLJ 7675.

  • Recent Cases
    • Vanquish Properties (UK) Limited Partnership v Brook Street (UK) Limited [2016] EWHC 1508 (Ch); [2016] L & TR 33 in which James advised and appeared for the successful defendant tenant in a break clause dispute concerning a significant proposed development in the City of London (led by Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC
    • Bermondsey Exchange Freeholders Limited v Kevin Conway (County Court at Lambeth, November 2016), in which James successfully represented the claimant landlord in a claim for an injunction to prevent a tenant from letting his flat to short-stay guests via Airbnb and similar web services.