Called 2013 Email Bryan
Bryan was called to the Bar in 2013 and completed his pupillage at Parklane Plowden.
Bryan specialises in property, chancery and commercial matters but accepts instructions across the civil sphere. Bryan regularly deals with claims involving misselling, the Consumer Credit Act 1974, the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
Prior to joining Chambers, Bryan was a self-employed property developer of some 20 years standing. His understanding of both the practical and legal aspects of property and finance gives him a particular advantage in this area. He provides straightforward advice and robust representation.
Bryan is Public Access qualified and is therefore able to accept instructions directly from members of the public in suitable cases.
Outside work Bryan is interested in classic cars and Balearic beats. His Beagle and Border Terrier also take him for walks.
Bryan acts in non-matrimonial property and finance matters. In particular:-
ToLATA, Intervenor and Schedule 1 claims.
Inter-family loan disputes and issues of enforceability.
Advising on the protection of inter-family loans through formal means.
A v A (2018): Advising on the recovery of inter-family loans and occupancy status within a family-held property.
C v D (2018): Representing C in a successful ToLATA claim.
H v F (2017): Advising H on a proposed draft charge over significant shareholdings following matrimonial proceedings.
P v B (2017): Drafting a complex Defence in a debt claim said to have arisen during a longstanding non-marital relationship.
Bryan has a particular interest in actions involving Solicitors and other professionals where property lies at the root of the dispute.
B v H (2019): Advising on prospects in a claim against a conveyancing solicitor where complex rights of way are in issue. Ongoing.
Prior to coming to the Bar in 2013, Bryan held director level positions in companies across a broad range of business sectors. This experience gives him a significant advantage in commercial matters.
GDE (2019): Advising a company liquidator on potential liabilities under the "Green Deal" scheme and associated carbon credit trades.
W v A (2019): Advising a former shareholder on prospects following the non-payment of monies due under a complex business sale agreement. Allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation. Ongoing.
B v B (2019): Advising on an adjudication "smash and grab" in the context of a £2.4m construction scheme.
D v CV (2019): Representing a specialist classic car dealer in a high value breach of contract claim.
B v CL (2018): Representing the petioning creditor in an application to restrain publication of a winding-up petition.
D v C (2017): Advising on prospects in a claim for unpaid commission arising from an agent’s involvement in a £30m land promotion scheme.
T v U (2017): Appearing in the High Court on behalf of the Defendant snooker hall, successfully resisting an injunction and order for delivery up of the chattels within. Costs awarded in the Defendant’s favour.
W & C v G & S (2017): Appearing on behalf of the Defendants in ongoing proceedings concerning a proposed telecoms mast on the Defendants’ land. Claim discontinued with costs received.
P v X (2017): Advising and appearing for an international car hire firm in a claim for CDW overcharging.
D v C (2017): Advising in an agricultural partnership dispute with complex multi-title boundary issues. Settled.
Bryan is able to deal with all the costs and procedural issues which arise in his fields of practice.
Bryan’s previous career in property development gives him a considerable advantage in this area.
He therefore welcomes instructions in all matters ‘property related’:-
Landlord & Tenant
Adverse possession including cases under the Transitional Provisions of the LRA 2002
Easements and covenants
Co-ownership of land and proprietary estoppel
Professional negligence claims involving Solicitors, Surveyors, Architects and Engineers etc
Bryan regularly appears in the County Court and the First Tier Tribunal on a nationwide basis.
LLB 1st Class Honours - Durham (2012)
BPTC (Very Competent) - BPP Leeds (2013), BPP Company Law Prize & BPP Property & Chancery Prize Prize Runner Up