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Janet Bignell KC

Called 1992Silk 2015

Janet Bignell KC
"She is incredibly client-facing and amazing on her feet."
"She is extremely knowledgeable and very insightful on specialist fields."
"She is a tenacious advocate and gets to points very quickly and efficiently."Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2024 (Real Estate Litigation)
‘Janet is incredibly thorough and detailed. She is able to communicate her views clearly to clients and demonstrates understanding of their commercial position as well as the legal one. Her level of service is also very good indeed.’Legal 500 2024
"Janet is really knowledgeable, very calm and measured. She has a great client manner and instils confidence. She is very user-friendly."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2023
‘An exceptionally talented barrister, Janet is incredibly bright and extremely user friendly. She gets to the heart of a matter quickly and provides thorough, commercially minded advice.’Legal 500 2023
Janet Bignell QC regularly handles high-value development disputes and complex commercial landlord and tenant cases. Her recent work has included advising clients on rights of way matters and contentious sale contract issues. She serves as a deputy High Court judge. She continues to attract instructions from impressed City solicitors. "She takes a detailed and thorough approach to complex matters." "She becomes one of the team which is what clients want." "She analytically assesses the issues in a thoughtful and constructive way."Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)
"A highly authoritative and detail-orientated silk, who provides very thorough advice. She has an excellent manner with clients."Legal 500 2022
"Outstanding barrister" with profound expertise in commercial landlord and tenant cases.Who’s Who Legal UK Bar Report 2022
Regularly handles high-value development disputes and complex commercial landlord and tenant cases. She continues to attract instructions from impressed City solicitors. Strengths: "Janet provides advice on difficult detailed technical points and has the ability to explain them clearly." "She is hugely experienced and technically knowledgeable." "Extremely user-friendly."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Janet gives robust advice and is able to get to grips with the detail of a complex matter very quickly. She handles clients with ease."Legal 500 2021
Janet is recognised as one of the five “most highly regarded silks” for real estate work. “Janet Bignell QC performs exceptionally well in our research. She is renowned as a ‘technically brilliant and skilful lawyer’ who is in ‘full control of the facts’.”UK Bar 2020 Who’s Who Legal
Strengths: "She is a go-to barrister who is exceptionally bright and has impeccable attention to detail." "Able to grasp technical matters very quickly." "Furiously bright and very user-friendly." Recent work: Acted in a commercial dilapidation dispute involving complex valuation issues and requiring significant expert evidence.Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Fantastic, a truly magnificent cross-examiner."Legal 500 2020
Janet is recognised in the "highly regarded silk" category. She is praised for being "extremely analytical". It is said she stands out for her in depth of knowledge of various matters within the real estate field, including landlord and tenant disputes.Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2019 Guide
"Regularly instructed in high-value development disputes. Her practice has a strong focus on landlord and tenant law, but she handles the full range of real estate disputes, including leasehold and contractual issues. Strengths: 'Academically very strong and has superb experience in development disputes and rent review cases.' 'Incredibly bright, thoughtful and able to get to grips with complex matters quickly.' 'Very bright with a good analytical eye for detail.' Recent work: Acted for INEOS Upstream in obtaining pre-emptive injunctions to protect its supply chain and its landlords from activity by those opposed to hydraulic fracturing." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Very methodical in her approach and has a great ability to pick up and retain details."Legal 500 2018 (Property Litigation)