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New silk appointments for Falcon Chambers

We are delighted to announce that Catherine Taskis and Oliver Radley-Gardner have been appointed as Queen’s Counsel from today. The 2021 Silk ceremony is currently delayed due to the pandemic, but it is hoped that it will be possible for it to take place later in the year. Members and Staff of Falcon Chambers warmly congratulate Catherine and Oliver on their appointment.

Catherine is a property litigation specialist, practicing in all aspects of commercial and residential property law, with a particular emphasis on agriculture.  She is described as “extremely good”; knowledgeable, focused and “particularly adept at forensic cross examination.”  She is a compelling advocate, “able to see both legal and tactical sides of cases”, and has appeared in courts at all levels, both at first instance and on appeal. She also regularly represents clients in the various property tribunals, at arbitration and in mediation.

Her practice encompasses all areas of real property and landlord and tenant litigation, including development agreements, restrictive covenants, land registration, easements, service charges and dilapidations, and business tenancies.  She has developed particular expertise in agricultural and rural disputes: agricultural holdings (especially succession and notices to quit); agricultural partnerships and partnership dissolutions; farming, and farm business tenancies. Full profile can be viewed here.

Oliver practices in all areas of the law of real property, with a particular specialism in relation to the Electronic Communications Code. He is recommended in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for real estate, telecommunications and agriculture & rural affairs.  He was the Chambers and Partners Real Estate Junior of the Year in 2020.  

Oliver appeared in the first reported case under the Electronic Communications Code - Cornerstone v University of London on interim rights to survey - and has appeared in several of the leading cases on issues under the Code.

He regularly writes for various periodicals, and lectures to professional organisations and individual firms of solicitors. Full profile can be viewed here. 

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