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Joseph Ollech

Called 2006

Joseph Ollech

Joe has a busy practice specialising in real estate litigation and arbitration, and is ranked as a leading junior in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories. His practice encompasses all real property related work including:

  • Commercial, agricultural and residential landlord and tenant
  • Trusts and co-ownership
  • Mortgages
  • Rent review
  • Land registration
  • Restrictive covenants and easements
  • Options and development agreements
  • Adverse possession and boundary disputes
  • Mineral rights and rights to light

His practice also encompasses a variety of crossover specialisms relating to:

  • Riparian and coastal land
  • Harbours and marinas
  • Mooring rights
  • Partnership law
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Utilities
  • Energy and environment
  • Open access rights 
  • Company and insolvency law
  • Company Voluntary Administration

He has significant experience in complex cases involving large institutional clients from both the public and private sector, including local authorities, the Port of London Authority, transport operators, Premiership and non-league football clubs and stadiums.  In addition Joseph often deals with professional negligence matters that arise in connection with his area of expertise.

He is an elected committee member of the Chancery Bar Association.

  • Education
    • London School of Economics BSc in International Relations and History (1st Class Hons).
    • College of Law Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Distinction).
  • Professional
    • Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding)
    • Buchanan Prize Lincoln's Inn 2006 BVC Result Award
    • Lord Brougham Scholar Lincoln's Inn 2005
    • Lord Denning Scholar Lincoln's Inn 2006
  • Significant Cases

    TFS Stores Ltd v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Ltd & Ors (No.2) [2021] EWCA Civ 688; [2021] Bus LR 1407

    Kirby v Preston [2021] FTT (ALD/M/S/2020/005)

    TFS Stores Ltd v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Ltd & Ors (No.1) [2020] EWCA Civ 833; ([2020] 4 WLR 99

    Herefordshire Council v Bayliss [2019] FTT (ALD/M/NQ/2018/002)

    TFS Stores Ltd v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 1363 (Ch); ([2019] Bus LR 1970

    URT Group Ltd & Ors v Dowers & Ors [2018] EWHC 3195 (Ch)

    Abdulla v Whelan & Ors [2017] EWHC 605 (Ch); ([2017] 1 WLR 3318

    Couper & Ors v Albion Properties Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC (Ch) 22 

    Matier v Christchurch Gardens (Epsom) Ltd [2017] UKUT 56 (LC)

    Chetwynd & Anor v Tunmore & Anor [2016] EWHC 156 (QB); ([2016] 3 WLR 1159

    Kingston upon Hull City Council v Superstadium Management Company Ltd [2015] EW Misc B29 (CC)

    Alexandra Savouri v Georga & Georga [2015] UKFTT 154 (PC)

    Okadigbo & Anor v Chan & Anor [2014] EWHC 4729 (QB)

    Sutton LBC v Theowal Ltd [2014] 7 WLUK 964

    Norton Arms Bowls Club v Spirit Pub Company (Leased) Limited [2014] FTT 992 (PC)

    Couper & Ors v Albion Properties Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 2993

    Westley et al v Camden Motors (Holdings) Ltd HC-2013-000339

    Clayton v Candiva Enterprises Ltd [2013] WLUK 242

    Charles Terence Estates Ltd v Cornwall Council [2012] EWCA Civ 1439 ([2012] EWCA Civ 1439, [2013] 1 WLR 466

    Edwards & Walkden (Norfolk) Ltd & Ors v City of London [2012] EWHC (Ch) 2527

    Garguilo & Garguilo v Gershinson & Brooks (LPA Receivers) [2012] EWLandRA 2011_0377

    Charles Terence Estates Ltd v Cornwall Council & Anor [2011] EWHC 2542 

     Pennock & Anor v Hodgson [2010] EWCA Civ 873; [2010] N.P.C. 87

  • Publications
    • Editor, Halsbury's Laws - Boundaries Vol 4 (2020)
    • Editor, Atkin’s Court Forms - Vol.34(1) Sale of Land
    • Regular contributor to the New Law Journal, Estates Gazette and Woodfall: Landlord and Tenant Bulletin on real estate/landlord and tenant issues.
  • Memberships
    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Property Bar Association
    • Agricultural Law Association
  • Published Comments

    "He is forensic in his search for answers and delicate and subtle in his written work." Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "He is very good to work with and a passionate advocate." Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "His analytical skills are second to none and he's excellent at cross-examination." Chambers and Partners Guide 2022 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

    "Joseph is very good with clients. He manages to convince them to see the matter in purely legal terms and without all the emotional baggage that came with the case. He then negotiates terms that are acceptable to both parties." Legal 500 2022

    "He is very detailed in his approach, leaving no stone unturned." Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

    "Easy to work with, great with clients and tactically very adept." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "He approaches each case with a sense of humour and calmness." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "He is bright, articulate and deals with the briefs efficiently." Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

    "His written work is excellent, and he has much better forensic aptitude than many others at the property bar." Legal 500 2021

    "Always a pleasure to instruct - hard-working and bright, with an appetite for getting under the surface of a case. He has expertise in riparian and coastal land, as well as mooring rights." Legal 500 2021 (Agriculture)

    "He has an excellent manner with instructing solicitors and clients alike." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "He has a clear strategy for dealing with matters and is excellent at explaining things to the clients." Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "He is clever, careful, organsised, and really puts his heart and soul into his work." Legal 500 2020

    "He is a seriously bright, articulate barrister who rolls up his sleeves and gets on with the work. Extremely user-friendly and approachable from a client's perspective." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "Well-regarded land law practitioner who regularly handles disputes over tenancies." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

    "Very bright and very thorough. He's meticulous and his written work is really very good. Joseph is easy to work with, very reliable, and someone with good in depth knowledge. He covers all of the bases and often thinks up new solutions, adding value." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

    "Just rolls up his sleeves and gets on with it; excellent to work with." Legal 500 2018

    "A very confident and competent advocate. He is very clever, practical, sensible and very quickly grasps all the issues." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "Well regarded land law practitioner who regularly handles disputes over tenancies. He is also frequently instructed in cases regarding property related company and insolvency law. He is very good and easily maintains the confidence of the court."  Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

    "Stands out for his willingness to make bold decisions and recommend a clear course of action". Legal 500, 2017

     "He is very approachable, very bright and highly responsive." Chambers UK Guide, 2017 (Real Estate Litigation)

    "In a set of chambers where everyone is clever, one always senses that Joe would rank amongst the very cleverest. His advisory work is outstanding." Chambers UK Guide, 2017 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

    "He has a very robust approach and shows real intellectual grasp of the issues in a case, providing practical advice." Legal 500, 2016

    "Tackles a broad range of matters concerning landlord and tenant, real property and land law issues. He has niche expertise in enfranchisement, riverine and coastal land cases. He is very good with clients. A nice, calm, safe pair of hands." Chambers UK, 2016

    "Excellent at grasping the key issues in a case quickly". Legal 500, 2015

    "Handles disputes regarding commercial, residential and agricultural property. He also has a specialist niche in riverine property disputes, and professional negligence-related issues. He is able and affable, and knows his stuff. He doesn't give any quarter in court." Chambers UK, 2015

    "An excellent and very responsive junior with a very bright future ahead." Legal 500, 2014 

    "One to watch. He’s clever, user friendly, keen". Chambers UK, 2014

    "Joseph Ollech has a bright future, and is described as 'a brilliant advocate who is immediately able to cut to the heart of issues'. He focuses on commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, and has a firm knowledge of attendant commercial and insolvency law." Chambers UK, 2013 

"He is forensic in his search for answers and delicate and subtle in his written work."
"He is very good to work with and a passionate advocate."Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate Litigation)
"His analytical skills are second to none and he's excellent at cross-examination."Chambers UK Guide 2022 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Joseph is very good with clients. He manages to convince them to see the matter in purely legal terms and without all the emotional baggage that came with the case. He then negotiates terms that are acceptable to both parties."Legal 500 2022
"Easy to work with, great with clients and tactically very adept."
"He approaches each case with a sense of humour and calmness."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2021 (Real Estate Litigation)
"He is very detailed in his approach, leaving no stone unturned." Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"He is bright, articulate and deals with the briefs efficiently."Chambers and Partners Guide 2021 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"His written work is excellent, and he has much better forensic aptitude than many others at the property bar."Legal 500 2021
"Always a pleasure to instruct - hard-working and bright, with an appetite for getting under the surface of a case. He has expertise in riparian and coastal land, as well as mooring rights."Legal 500 2021 (Agriculture)
"He has an excellent manner with instructing solicitors and clients alike."
"He has a clear strategy for dealing with matters and is excellent at explaining things to the clients."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 (Real Estate Litigation)
"He is clever, careful, organsised, and really puts his heart and soul into his work."Legal 500 2020
"He is a seriously bright, articulate barrister who rolls up his sleeves and gets on with the work."
"Extremely user-friendly and approachable from a client's perspective."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Joseph is easy to work with, very reliable, and someone with good in depth knowledge. He covers all of the bases and often thinks up new solutions, adding value."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Very bright and very thorough. He's meticulous and his written work is really very good."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Well-regarded land law practitioner who regularly handles disputes over tenancies." Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"Just rolls up his sleeves and gets on with it; excellent to work with."Legal 500 2018
"A very confident and competent advocate.He is very clever, practical, sensible and very quickly grasps all the issues." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Real Estate Litigation)
"He is very good and easily maintains the confidence of the court." Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
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