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Ashpen Rajah

Called 2020

Ashpen Rajah

Ashpen practises in all areas of real property and landlord and tenant law, both commercial and residential.  Ashpen has a busy advisory practice and regularly appears in the County Court, First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), and High Court.

Ashpen’s recent cases and advisory matters have included the following areas:

  • Commercial landlord and tenant, including forfeiture, dilapidations, and renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Residential landlord and tenant, including possession proceedings, tenancy deposit claims, and service charge disputes
  • Enfranchisement and lease extensions
  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • Rights to light
  • Adverse possession, trespass, and boundary disputes
  • Professional negligence, particularly on the part of conveyancing solicitors
  • Rent Review
  • Guarantees and indemnities
  • Vesting orders
  • Highways
  • Education
    • BCL, Trinity College, University of Oxford – Distinction (3rd in year)
    • BA Law, Downing College, University of Cambridge – Double First Class
    • Vinerian Scholarship Proxime Accessit (University of Oxford, 2019)
    • John Gardner Prize for the best performance in Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law (University of Oxford, 2019)
    • Foundation Scholarship and Senior Harris Scholarship (Downing College 2018)
    • Rebecca Flower Squire Scholarship (University of Cambridge, 2016, 2017)
    • John H Morrison OBE Prize (Downing College, 2016, 2017, 2018)
    • Platt Prize for Especial Distinction (2nd in year for Part 1A) (Downing College, 2016)
  • Professional
    • BPTC, BPP – Outstanding
    • Prince of Wales Scholarship (Gray’s Inn, 2020)
    • Eldon Law Scholarship for the most promising Oxford graduate intending to practise at the Bar (University of Oxford, 2020)
    • Member of the Property Bar Association and the Chancery Bar Association
  • Publications
    • Ashpen is also a contributing author for the book ‘Charging Orders on Land: Law, Practice and Precedents (2nd edition, January 2024)’.
    • The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954: end of an era? NLJ 2023, 173(8022), 11-12. See this article here.
    • Cohabitee disputes: unconscionability without detriment, NLJ 2022, 172(7977), 9-10. See this article here.
    • Flat refusals: how not to alter EG 2021, 2149, 55. See this article here