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Camilla Chorfi

Called 2008

Camilla Chorfi

Camilla’s practice encompasses a broad range of real property and landlord and tenant-related advice, litigation and ADR. Camilla has particular expertise in the following:

  • Land registration, title disputes, adverse possession, alteration and rectification of the register and indemnities
  • Restrictive covenants and easements
  • Commercial landlord and tenant, including forfeiture claims, all aspects of renewal, break notices, dilapidations and rent review
  • The sale and development of land, including contracts for sale and development agreements, options and overage
  • Mortgages
  • Trusts of land and beneficial ownership disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Property-related professional negligence in particular issues of overvalution, negligent transactional advice, and failed developments.

She is currently instructed on a of number of disputes arising from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from the effects of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, insolvency arrangements, valuation issues, and avoidance of contractual obligations.

Having previously served on the C Panel, Camilla is on the B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and undertakes an array of work in the High Court for a variety of departments, together with HM Land Registry and HMRC. She has extensive experience with matters which have a public law aspect.

Camilla was a part-time consultant on the Law Commission’s project ‘Updating the Land Registration Act 2002’, involved in the development of the Land Registration. Whilst at the Law Commission, Camilla focused on issues relating to first registration, registration of mines and minerals, leasehold interests, and appurtenant rights.

  • Education
    • BA (Hons), (First Class) Exeter University (Classics with Arabic; two Dean’s Commendations and the Bertie Black Prize)
    • MA (Distinction), Exeter University. 
  • Professional
    • Called 2008
    • GDL, College of Law
    • Winner of the Lincoln’s Inn Moot Hardwicke, Wolfson and accommodation scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn.
  • Recent Cases
    • Dhillon v Barclays Bank [2020] EWCA Civ 619 Led by Mark Warwick QC. Considered exceptional circumstances for the purposes of paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002.
    • Covent Garden Tenants’ Association Limited & Ors v Covent Garden Market Authority (2018-2020) (High Court, Business and Property) Led by Jonathan Karas QC, David Blundell QC.  Impact of alleged breaches of public law duties on private law steps taken in the course of £2bn redevelopment of New Covent Garden Market, including termination of traders’ 54 Act tenancies.
    • The Food Standards Agency v Dale Valley Rossendale Ltd (2019) (Leeds High Court, Admin Div) Led by Claire Darwin of Matrix Chambers. Whether or not certain EU-derived regulations, entitling the FSA to recover fees for undertaking inspections of abattoirs, create a statutory land charge.
    • Lady Wackett v Docklock Limited [2019] UKFTT 625 (PC) 4-day trial adverse possession claim to unregistered land concerning encroachments, acknowledgements, rights of way.
    • Pacific Estates v OJ Residential & Ors (2019) dispute regarding inclusion of the lease of business premises in sale of D1’s assets. Title asserted on the basis of proprietary estoppel /constructive trust. Interim injunction and security for costs.
    • Luwum v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc [2019] EWHC 3994 (QB) extended civil restraint order made following long-running banking litigation
    • Attorney General v Johnson [2017] EWHC 979 (Admin) indefinite all proceedings order pursuant to s.42 Senior Courts Act 1981
    • Neil v Henderson [2018] EWHC 90 (Ch) Led by Romie Tager QC. Deployment of forged documents in court proceedings amounted to contempt.
    • Greenridge Luton One Ltd v Kempton Investments Ltd [2016] EWHC 91 Led by Mark Warwick QC. Misrepresentation in CPSEs inducing a contract for the sale of office block.
    • Sugarman v CJS Investments Ltd [2015] 1 BCLC 1 Led by Mark Warwick QC before CA. Concerned construction of articles of association of a management company and whether they granted one vote per member or one vote per share.
Known for her diverse property practice, she has made a name for herself with her impressive advocacy and advisory work. She regularly appears in the High Court and is noted for her focus on cases concerning freehold covenants, the Rent Act and insolvency. She is also experienced in handling land registration matters and disputes under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Her impressive practice has seen her acting unled against silks on numerous occasions. Strengths: "She is really friendly, very pragmatic and results-driven." "Her drafting is excellent and her advice is practical and sensible." "She's just absolutely phenomenal. She's the whole package: she's sharp, knows all her stuff. Just cuts through it all and gets to the heart of it."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
"She is great at getting into the complex detail of a case."Legal 500 2021
"Ms Chorfi is a reliable, tenacious and extremely bright advocate. She is able to get to grips with complex issues quickly and is very user-friendly."Legal 500 2021
Known for her diverse property practice, she has made a name for herself with her impressive advocacy and advisory work. She regularly appears in the High Court and is noted for her focus on cases concerning freehold covenants, the Rent Act and insolvency. She is also experienced in handling land registration matters and disputes under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Her impressive practice has seen her acting unled against silks on numerous occasions. Strengths: "Very switched-on and easy to work with." "Extremely bright, capable and a very nice personality to work with." "She is good at thinking on her feet and clients like her."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Extremely charming, measured with phenomenal attention to detail. She is great at getting into the complex detail of a case."Legal 500 2020
"Known for her diverse property practice, she has made a name for herself with her impressive advocacy and advisory work. She regularly appears in the High Court, and is noted for her focus on cases concerning freehold covenants, the Rent Act and insolvency. She is also experienced in handling land registration matters and disputes under the Trusts of Land Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Her impressive practice has seen her acting unled against silks on numerous occasions. Strengths: 'Responsive, user-friendly and a very powerful advocate.' 'Thorough, technical and very bright.' 'Outstanding on complex property matters'." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Her advocacy is slick, flawless, strong and persuasive."Legal 500 2018 (Property Litigation)
"Great on her feet."Legal 500 2018 (Professional Negligence)
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