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Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC

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Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC
Acts as the joint head of chambers and is widely respected in the market. His areas of expertise include rent review, easements and restricted covenants. He has experience of appearing in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Strengths: "Continues to impress clients with his thorough preparation, commercial acumen, encyclopedic knowledge of cases and classy presentation." "Technically excellent, highly intelligent and a pleasure to work with." "Unquestionably one of the top-tier property QCs in the country."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Guy is a superb advocate and a great speaker. I thought his submissions at trial were outstanding and he kept the judge in the palm of his hand."Legal 500 2021
Acts as the joint head of chambers and is widely respected in the market. His areas of expertise include rent review, easements and restricted covenants. He has experience of appearing in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Strengths: "The source of very practical and well-reasoned advice." "Consistently brilliant and an intellectual heavyweight." "Fabulous to work with and understands client pressures and needs." Recent work: Successfully represented the Tate in Fearn v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery, a claim of nuisance and breach of human rights brought by the owners of apartments overlooked by the Tate Modern's new outdoor viewing platform.Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"One of the best property litigation advocates in the business."Legal 500 2020
Guy is one of the foremost real estate silks at the Bar. He is "very highly regarded for his excellent work in development agreements, rent review and restrictive covenants". Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2019 Guide
"Acts as the joint head of chambers and is widely respected in the market. His areas of expertise include rent review, easements and restricted covenants. He has had recent cases in both the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Strengths: 'Leading authority on rent review, providing clear, concise and commercial advice.' 'A legend of the real estate Bar.' 'An excellent property litigation specialist at the top of his game.' Recent work: Acted in Westhill Endowment v Birmingham City Council, a case which led to the Town or Village Greens register being rectified to remove the registration of land as village green because signs erected by the owner had prevented use being as of right." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Acts as the joint head of chambers and is widely respected in the market. His areas of expertise include rent review, easements and restricted covenants. Strengths: 'A leading silk. Guy is great for seeing the wood for the trees and directing matters and tactics. In court he is thorough and precise and he identifies the key issues to focus on.' 'A leading authority on rent review who provides clear, concise and commercial advice.' Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas Securities Trust in the Supreme Court. The case concerned whether it was appropriate to imply a term into a break clause providing for the landlord to repay rent referable to the period after the break date." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Always excellent and great to work with." Legal 500 2018 (Property Litigation)
“Acts as the joint head of chambers and is widely respected in the market. His areas of expertise include rent review, easements and restricted covenants. Strengths: ‘Aside from his outstanding legal abilities, he has fantastic client skills and a great sense of humour which helps.’ ‘He's the go-to person for rent interpretations.’ Recent work: Acted in the high-profile Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas break clause case.” Chambers UK Guide 2017 (Real Estate Litigation)
"The 'fantastic' Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC is a reputed name in the market, known for his expertise in easements and restrictive covenants, rent review work and development agreements."Who's Who Legal 2017
"At the pinnacle of his area of expertise – a first rate cross examiner and one of the best silks around." Legal 500, 2016
"Viewed as a leading practitioner in the area of rent reviews. He is recognised for his extremely high powered advocacy skills. Strengths: 'He is clear and informative in his advice.' 'As a tactical lawyer in court proceedings we find him to be devastatingly good. His written work is succinct and strategic, and he’s also very efficient.' Recent work: Acted in an Upper Tribunal case to discern whether the acquisition of prescriptive rights to a car park was blocked by prohibitory signs". Chambers UK Guide (2016).
"He may be the best real estate disputes counsel in the country."Legal 500, (2015).
"A formidable real property practitioner, with his own niche expertise in rent review issues. His exceptional technical knowledge and forceful advocacy are highly valued by his clients. Expertise: 'He writes very clearly and persuasively, and when he makes oral submissions they are direct and persuasive.' 'He is bright, innovative and charming, and inspires confidence in clients.' Recent work: Acting for Marks & Spencer, he demonstrated that in a situation where a tenant successfully exercises a break clause, they are entitled to a repayment of rent paid in advance." Chambers UK Guide (2015)
"The James Bond of the Bar."The Legal 500 (2014)
"Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC is 'at the top of his game' and is noted for his 'clearly written opinions' and 'impressive advocacy'".The Legal 500 (2012)
"Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC Joint head of the set, he is regarded as a leading light of the property litigation world. He is involved in commercial property law and specialises in rent review work, development agreements, easements and restrictive covenants. Expertise: 'Guy is one of the best QCs about. He is bright, innovative and charming and inspires confidence. All clients love him.' 'Intellectually outstanding – he gives clear commercial advice.' Recent work: Highlights include Canonical UK v TST Millbank, determining the sum of rent payable in relation to a break clause."Chambers UK Guide (2014)
"The ‘genuinely pre eminent’ Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC has ‘devastating’ cross examination skills.'"The Legal 500 (2013)
"Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC operates in the most rarefied spheres of the property world. One recent example of his quality caseload was State Street v Apcoa Parking Ltd, a matter concerning questions of waiver of legal professional privilege. Sources note that he is particularly recommended in his specialist areas of rent review and break clause issues, and further comment that he 'is extremely smart and gets good results'." Chambers UK Guide (2013)
"Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC is a silk who wins clients over as he combines a 'fine brain' with an 'approachable and hands-on' style. Recent work for him includes the Huntley v Armes appeal case. He is in demand for all manner of matters and is particularly lauded by solicitors for his rent review and dilapidations expertise. They say he is 'tremendously client facing and commercial, and gives practical, legally sound, easily digestible advice'. "Chambers UK Guide 2011.
"Guy Fethersonhaugh QC is 'a strong and committed advocate and the king of rent review work'". Legal 500 2011
"Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC's recent caseload includes Henley v Bloom, concerning whether a dilapidations claim should be struck out for abuse of process. An excellent landlord and tenant advocate, Fetherstonhaugh 'excels at very technical, specific cases'. Solicitors praise his speed, saying he is 'amazingly responsive' and 'jaw-droppingly swift' ". Chambers UK Guide 2011.