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Falcon Chambers retains top tier set ranking for Property Litigation and Agriculture in the Legal 500 2022 Guide

Falcon Chambers is delighted to announce that 33 members have been listed in The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2022. We are also very pleased to announce that we have retained our top tier set ranking for Property Litigation and Agriculture.

Property Litigation - Tier 1

Hailed as 'the go to set', Falcon Chambers offers broad expertise at junior and senior level across the full range of property litigation matters, with members involved in a number of top cases during 2020, including high-profile and legally significant proceedings relating to rights to light, nuisance, rent obligations during Covid-19, and and telecoms issues. Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC and Elizabeth Fitzgerald  represented the management of the Tate Modern in the high-profile Fearn v Trustees of the Tate Gallery case, relating to the gallery's viewing platform, with the case resulting in a ruling that nuisance did not extend to overlooking.  Stephen Jourdan QC and Emily Windsor were involved in Alexander Devine Children's Cancer Trust v Housing Solutions, the first case concerning the public interest requirement on applications to discharge restrictive covenants to reach the Supreme Court. Guy Fetherstonhaugh QC, Gary Cowen QC and Elizabeth Fitzgerald have been involved in several precedent-setting cases relating to retail tenants and their obligations to pay rent during the Covid-19 pandemic. The set's senior expertise was bolstered by Oliver Radley-Gardner QC and Caroline Taskis QC taking silk during 2021, Taskis has a notable specialism in agricultural property disputes, and Radley-Gardner has expertise in telecoms, mortgage, and adverse possession cases.

Agriculture - Tier 1 

Falcon Chambers remains a top choice for agricultural work, offering significant senior and junior expertise on a diverse range of issues, including high-value cases, issues of historical law, and regular high-level representations. Specialist expertise includes partnership law, proprietary estoppel, boundaries issues, restrictive covenants, shooting and hunting rights and development rights, alongside a notable telecoms offering, an area of strength for new Silk Oliver Radley-Gardner QC. Stephen Jourdan QC led on Earl of Plymouth v Rees, a Court of Appeal case relating to a landlord's rights of entry to agricultural land to carry out surveys, including installing unmanned bat detectors, against the wishes of a tenant in advance of a planned development on the land. Caroline Shea QC has broad expertise across agricultural tenancies, succession and easement and covenant cases. Jonathan Karas QC remains a highly respected figure, regularly leading other QCs, and combines property and agricultural expertise, particularly in high-value transactional disputes, development, and farming cases. Caroline Taskis QC took silk in 2021, and has litigation experience at all levels in cases involving agricultural holdings, succession, notices to quit and farming partnerships.

The Legal 500 UK Guide 2022 is now avaliable to view online. You can view the rankings for Chambers and its members here

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