Our Expertise

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Dominic Crossley

Dominic’s practice encompasses all aspects of chancery law with a particular focus on real property, and wills, probate and trusts. Dominic’s property practice covers disputes concerning adverse possession, easements, boundaries and covenants as well as disputes over co-ownership of land and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, and claims involving proprietary estoppel. He has a great deal of experience in the various property tribunals, in particular the Land Registration Division of the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, being the author of a book about the previous incarnation of the tribunal, the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (published by Bloomsbury in 2013). Dominic also undertakes the full spectrum of commercial and residential landlord and tenant work. On the probate side Dominic’s practice includes disputes over the validity of wills, applications for removal or substitution of personal representatives, rectification claims, claims for the restitution of estate property and solemn form probate claims, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. Dominic has also undertaken drafting work in the field of wills and probate. Dominic has experience with claims in the Court of Protection. Dominic also undertakes a range of commercial work, including contractual and tortious claims, sale of goods, debt, and claims for return of goods. Dominic regularly presents seminars on matters falling within his areas of specialty and his happy to discuss the provision of in-house training. Dominic recently took part in a day-long seminar dealing with all aspects of agricultural law.

Julia Nelson MCIArb

Julia is the head of the Family Team at Parklane Plowden Chambers. Specialising in Family Law for over 30 years, Julia has vast experience of dealing with a wide range of people and cases. Her practice includes all family finance work and children law disputes and she often represents clients in both disciplines.  Julia has a considerable record of success in contested cases and a fearsome reputation for cross-examination and uncovering concealed assets. Julia’s no-nonsense approach, enthusiasm and tenacity has earned her an enviable reputation with family solicitors. Julia also sits as an arbitrator in children law and accepts instructions for this via chambers. Julia is an experienced Private FDR practitioner and is available to provide early neutral evaluation (ENE). Julia has regularly represented Local Authorities and families in inquests. Julia is the former head of our Court of Protection team and although no longer practising in they area she has vast experience in dealing with cases where a party lacks capacity. Prior to joining PLP chambers in 2004 Julia practised as a specialist criminal and family law barrister from Broadway House Chambers for over 10 years during which time she undertook cases of the most serious nature including high profile murder and manslaughter cases. As well as a very busy barrister and mother of two, she is an experienced actress and regularly performs in theatre and immersive theatre. Julia is also a keen yoga practitioner, a gardener, an accomplished cook, and a previous winner of ‘Come Dine with Me!’

Mike Hill

Mike has a well-established reputation as a busy, key clinical negligence barrister boasting strong medical expertise informed by his previous occupation as a dentist. He represents both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence claims of all types and is especially known for his dental negligence expertise. <strong>"Michael Hill has a well-established reputation as a key clinical negligence barrister with a particular focus on dental claims, boasting strong expertise informed by his previous occupation as a dentist. He represents both claimants and defendants. His capabilities in the medical field extend to other core areas such as orthopaedic negligence and delayed cancer diagnosis claims."</strong> <em>[Chambers and Partners, 2023]</em> <strong>"Mike is measured, down to earth and approachable. He is calm yet confident and excellent with lay clients. Exceptionally strong in dental cases." </strong><em>[Legal 500, 2023]</em> <strong>"Efficient, approachable and understands what solicitors are looking for from his advice." "He is fantastic and always readily available. He offers very strong advice and manages clients very well."</strong> <em>[Chambers and Partners, 2022] </em> <strong>"Mike is a very talented lawyer. His previous career as a dentist means that his knowledge of dental negligence claims is second to none. He is calm and measured in his approach and very good at explaining issues to lay clients."</strong> <em>[Legal 500, 2022]</em> Recent cases include: <ul> <li>Spinal Surgery <ul> <li>Inadeuate decompressions</li> <li>Cauda equina</li> </ul> </li> <li>Delayed diagnoses: <ul> <li>Neoplasias</li> <li>Appendicitis</li> <li>Fractures</li> <li>DVT</li> <li>Vestibular schwannomas</li> </ul> </li> <li>Toxicity cases: <ul> <li>Clozapine</li> <li>Hypervitaminosis D</li> </ul> </li> <li>Orthopaedic surgery: <ul> <li>Hip replacements</li> <li>Hip resurfacing</li> <li>TKRs</li> <li>ORIF</li> </ul> </li> <li>Abdominal Surgery <ul> <li>Bowel surgery</li> <li>Gynaecological surgery</li> <li>Cholecystectomy</li> <li>Gastric banding</li> </ul> </li> <li>Dental Claims <ul> <li>Periodontal mismanagement</li> <li>Caries mismanagement</li> <li>Technical execution claims: <ul> <li>Crown and bridge placement</li> <li>Endodontics</li> <li>Implant placement</li> <li>Implant restoration</li> <li>Extractions <ul> <li>OACs</li> <li>Lingual nerve injuries</li> <li>Inferior alveolar nerve injuries</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> His extensive client base includes leading regional and national law firms as well as insurers. Mike provides training to the NHS upon medico-legal matters and risk minimisation.  He provides training to lawyers upon medical and dental claims. Mike has his own clinical negligence and dental negligence focused and blogging website: <a href="http://www.mikehillbarrister.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.mikehillbarrister.co.uk</a>

Marisa Lloyd

Marisa is traditional chancery practitioner dealing with contentious and non contentious work involving Wills, Probate, Trusts and Property. She is also instructed in relation to COP Property and Affairs, Capacity, Applications under the High Court's Inherent Jurisdiction. Marisa regularly advises and represents clients in relation to the validity/construction of Wills, disputes involving Executors and PR’s, Part 64 applications and on claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 and other related matters.  She appeared in the first post Ilott v Blue Cross adult claimant case for financial provision (<em>Nahjec v Fowle</em> [2017] EW Misc 11 CC). Marisa also deals with issues arising out of TOLATA issues and all levels of disputes involving easements, boundary disputes, adverse possession and other claims relating to property in both the High Court and Property Tribunals. In COP work she is instructed by Local Authorities, the OPG, and on behalf of individuals to advise in cases following the Judgment in <em>OH v Craven</em> [2016] EWHC 3146 (QB). She has recently been involved in the reported cases of :- <ul> <li><em>TA v The Public Guardian</em> [2023] EWCOP 63 relating to the duties of a certificate provider and the meaning of the statutory provisions which had previously not received judicial consideration; and</li> <li><em>Irwin Mitchell Trust Corporation v PW &amp; Anor</em> [2024] EWCOP 16 which considered the conflict of interest and self-dealing in relation to a trust corporation instructing a connected asset manager to manage P’s investments.</li> </ul> &nbsp; Marisa practises across the North Eastern, Midland and Wales and Chester Circuits and consequently has appeared in the Business and Property Courts in many regions. Marisa's down to earth approach, direct advice and ability to communicate with clients at any level makes her an ideal choice for litigation in areas where emotions can run high. Marisa is happy to travel for all aspects of her work (usually with no extra charge) and if appropriate can act on a direct access basis.