Members of chambers are heavily involved in litigation in the real property and property-related fields, including cases involving insolvency, trusts, banking, revenue, professional negligence, environmental and Treasury work.
Lists of reported cases can be found under individual members' entries.
One feature which sets us apart from many of our competitors is that, when starting their careers in Falcon Chambers, barristers cut their teeth on possession hearings, interim oral hearings and fast-track witness actions in the county courts. Additionally, early appearances in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal quickly expose more junior members of Chambers to the art of cross-examining experts. This means that, when it comes to appearing in more substantial matters and in higher courts and tribunals, members of chambers will tend to have a considerable amount of forensic capital to draw upon.
We appear regularly before:
• Supreme Court
• The Privy Council
• The Court of Appeal
• The High Court
• County Courts
• The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
• Leasehold Valuation Tribunals,the jurisdiction of which will, from 1 May 2013, be transferred to the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
• The Adjudicator to HM Land Registry, which jurisdiction will also be transferred to the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
• Other tribunals, arbitrators and mediators
Sometimes disputes involve a discrete but important property element. Member of Chambers are used to providing advice and appearing with other specialist counsel or as juniors in such disputes. These can include matrimonial ancillary relief cases, cases before the Tax Tribunals and large commercial disputes where property dealings form an important back-drop to the litigation.