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Gary Cowen QC

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Gary Cowen QC
Gary Cowen QC frequently advises on complex litigation, and has a great deal of experience in the Court of Appeal. Real estate forms the core of his chancery practice and he has notable experience in restrictive covenants, leasehold enfranchisement and business tenancies. "He is very good at managing the client and is an excellent advocate." "He has a breadth and depth of knowledge and provides clear advice."Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)
Frequently advises on complex litigation, and has a great deal of experience in the Court of Appeal. Real estate forms the core of his chancery practice and he has notable experience in restrictive covenants and leasehold enfranchisement. Strengths: "Gary is technically excellent and his advice is clear. He is commercially aware, friendly and extremely helpful when it comes to explaining strategies to clients."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Gary is technically excellent and his advice is clear. He is commercially aware, friendly and extremely helpful when it comes to explaining strategies to clients. He is happy to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure the clients fully understand and agree with the course of action, always promoting a calm, structured and methodical approach."Legal 500 2021
Frequently advises on complex litigation, and has a great deal of experience in the Court of Appeal. Real estate forms the core of his chancery practice and he has notable experience in restrictive covenants and leasehold enfranchisement. Strengths: "Technically brilliant and provides practical and commercial advice – a joy to work with." "A good advocate who fully understands the case in front of him." "His advice is clear and concise."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Highly recommended for a broad array of property disputes."Legal 500 2020
Gary Cowen is an "excellent" real estate barrister, recognised by peers as "highly knowledgeable" when it comes to mortgage and leasehold enfranchisement issues.Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2019 Guide
"Frequently advises on complex litigation, and has a great deal of experience in the Court of Appeal. Real estate forms the core of his chancery practice and he has notable experience in restrictive covenants and leasehold enfranchisement. Strengths: 'Very considered, calm and delivers his case in a very methodical and well-structured manner." "Very thorough and clear in his advice.' 'Shows excellent attention to detail.' Recent work: Acted in Co-operative Bank v Hayes Freehold, a complex case which considered difficult questions as to the interpretation of a deed of surrender." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"He has calmness, advocacy skills, friendliness and an intelligence that goes without saying."Legal 500 2018
"Frequently advises on complex litigation, and has a great deal of experience in the Court of Appeal. Real estate forms the core of his chancery practice and he has notable experience in restrictive covenants and leasehold enfranchisement. Strengths: 'Very user friendly, practical and commercial.' 'A good advocate, able to think on his feet during complicated contested hearings'.” Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Highly experienced in appellate cases".Legal 500, 2017
“Frequently advises on complex litigation, and has a great deal of experience in the Court of Appeal. Real estate forms the core of his chancery practice and he has notable experience in restrictive covenants and leasehold enfranchisement. Strengths: ‘He is incredibly together and calm.’ ‘He’s quick, responsive and able to deal with numerous questions arising out of very complex scenarios.’ ‘Gives clear and practical advice.’ Recent work: Instructed in Blackwell & Another v Bailey & Another, a case concerning an injunction designed to prevent the defendant pursuing a business venture in their home.” Chambers UK Guide 2017 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Very strong advocate – particularly in tribunals; he has the ability to make complex arguments sound simple."Legal 500, 2016
"Frequently acts on complex real estate litigation matters. These include leasehold enfranchisement and mortgage related matters. Strengths: 'He has thorough analytical skills. He is pragmatic, imaginative and thinks outside the box.' 'He provides speedy and user friendly advice of the highest quality.' Recent work: Appeared for the respondent, the Phillimore Estate, in a significant appeal concerning enfranchisement valuations".Chambers UK Guide 2016.
"Experienced in complex litigation".Legal 500 2015.
"Continues to represent clients in major disputes arising from valuations, leasehold enfranchisement, mortgages and rights of way. He also has particular skill in adverse possession disputes. Expertise: 'He provides practical, clear advice, and is also very personable.' Recent work: Acted in a high-value lease renewal dispute concerning an address in Berkeley Square." Chambers UK (2015)