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Business & Property

Parklane Plowden’s team of business and property specialists prides itself on providing commercially astute and client-focused advice, backed up by confident and incisive advocacy.

The opening of a Business and Property Court in Leeds (October 2017) and the appointment of former member, Judge Philip Kramer, as Newcastle’s first full time chancery and business judge (December 2017), means our barristers are well placed to service the needs of clients.

Collectively, our barristers have extensive experience in all key areas of commercial and chancery litigation; with particular emphasis on contractual and property disputes. Offering both strength and depth, we undertake work at all levels and in all principle disciplines; from boundary disputes and possession proceedings, to shareholder disputes and high-value commercial litigation.

Our team includes qualified mediators and those authorised to accept public access instructions; as well as a number of members who are able to bring to bear their knowledge and experience from other disciplines.

Uniquely, we have premises in both regional centres of the Business and Property Court in the North East, Leeds and Newcastle, providing valuable insight into the regional Court Service and judiciary. We are also one of only a handful of sets who have specialist barristers working in this field.

Our clients range from individuals and professionals on the one hand, through to SMEs and partnerships We also advise and represent major corporations and government departments. We believe that the secret of our success is our ability to provide a prompt, flexible and cost-effective response to instructions; a realistic and commercial approach to advice; and if necessary, a confident and well prepared presence in the Courtroom.

Business & Property Barristers

David Reade QC

Called 1983

David de Jéhan

Called 1988

Sarah Harrison

Called 1989

Michael James

Called 1989

Hari Menon

Called 1989

Craig Moore

Called 1989

Andrew Crouch

Called 1990

Sean Kelly

Called 1990

Steven Turner

Called 1993

Marisa Lloyd

Called 1994

Dominic Bayne

Called 1997

Elizabeth Darlington

Called 1998

Ian Pennock

Called 2001

Peter Cherry

Called 2003

Andrew Webster

Called 2005

Anna Metcalfe

Called 2010

Cait Sweeney

Called 2012

Richard Ryan

Called 2014
Admitted as a Solicitor in 2004

Adam Gould

Called 2015

Robert Dunn

Called 2016

Areas of Expertise

Building and Construction

Commercial contracts

Commercial fraud, asset protection and confiscation

Professional negligence

Particularly relating to accountants, architects and surveyors, engineers, insurance brokers, and solicitors

Consumer protection, including consumer credit

Real Property and conveyancing disputes

Corporate and Personal Insolvency

Directors Duties

Intellectual Property

Landlord and Tenant

Partnerships Disputes

Pensions and financial services

Pensions and financial services

Wills, Probate and Succession

Including Inheritance Act applications

Restraint of trade

Sale and carriage of goods

Shareholder Rights

Tax and estate planning

Technological disputes

Trusts, including trusts of land


Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.

All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.

Contact Us

For further information please contact our clerks on:

Leeds: 0113 228 5000
Newcastle: 0191 221 2121

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