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Michael Ranson

Called 2019

Michael Ranson

Michael Ranson is an experienced real estate lawyer.  Prior to joining Falcon Chambers he worked for fifteen years as a property solicitor at a firm in the City of London where he was a partner from 2012.  Before transferring to the Bar, Michael held higher rights of audience in civil matters entitling him to appear as a solicitor advocate in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. 

Michael has particular experience in the following areas:

  • Transactional matters including advising on transactional documents, disputes about property transactions and Land Registration issues
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Third party rights (restrictive covenants, rights of way etc)
  • Property-related professional negligence
  • Disputes involving estate agents’ and buying agents’ fees
  • Lease extensions of flats, collective enfranchisements and enfranchisement of leasehold houses
  • Schemes of Estate Management and other requirements of the major London estates (Grosvenor, Cadogan etc) and The Crown Estate
  • Residential tenants’ statutory rights of first refusal
  • Residential service charge control
  • The Right to Manage and appointment of a manger by the First-tier Tribunal
  • Rights of light
  • Party wall matters including party wall appeals

He also spent six months as a judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal, working primarily for the head of the Chancery Division.  Michael accepts instructions across a broad range of contentious and non-contentious real estate work. 

  • Education

    LLB Law (hons) – University of Bristol (1997-2000)

  • Professional
    • 2004 - 2019: Solicitor (and from 2012 partner) at Macfarlanes LLP
    • 2018: Higher rights of audience in civil matters
    • Member of the Chancery Bar Association, Property Bar Association and the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
“A once in a generation lawyer”Chambers and Partners 2019
“Highly intelligent, available and very responsive” Legal 500 (2019)
“One of the most sought-after lawyers in London”Spears 500 2018
“Meticulous and thorough”Chambers and Partners 2018
“[Has] a capacity to retain knowledge that's breath-taking”Chambers and Partners 2017
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