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Property rights were the bedrock of the work of the Chancery Courts. Since the opening of the Business & Property Courts, property work remains of central importance to public authorities, businesses and private individuals. Parklane Plowden has premises in both Leeds and Newcastle which enables the property team to provide services throughout the North of England.

Chambers has a large and experienced property team which is able to undertake work at all levels of seniority and complexity. The team is able to provide a prompt, flexible and cost effective service which involves employing a realistic and commercial approach to disputes.

The team includes qualified mediators and arbitrators who are experienced in achieving cost effective solutions to property disputes outside the Court process. Members are also able to accept public access instructions and details can be provided on request.

Law of real property

Work is undertaken in relation to all areas of land law including adverse possession claims, boundary disputes, easement cases, trespass and nuisance claims, proprietary estoppel claims , co-ownership disputes, highway law, mortgage cases and restrictive covenant cases. Members are also experienced in dealing with non contentious work in these areas including the drafting of bespoke documentation.

Landlord and tenant

Members are able to deal with business, residential and agricultural landlord and tenant cases. Work undertaken includes dilapidation claims, rent review disputes, forfeiture claims, lease renewals, possession actions and proceedings under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Land registration

Members deal with contentious and non contentious work relating to registered land. This includes appearing in contested cases before the First Tier Property Tribunal.

Property Barristers

Michael James

Called 1989

Craig Moore

Called 1989

Hari Menon

Called 1989

Sean Kelly

Called 1990

Justin Crossley

Called 1993

Marisa Lloyd

Called 1994

Stuart Roberts

Called 1994

Dominic Bayne

Called 1997

Nicola Phillipson TEP

Called 1999

Ian Pennock

Called 2001

Andrew Webster

Called 2005

Bronia Hartley

Called 2006

Jonathan Gale

Called 2009

Anna Metcalfe

Called 2010

Cait Sweeney

Called 2012

Peter Yates

Called 2014

Adam Gould

Called 2015

Holly Challenger

Called 2019

Annette Thomson

Called 2020

Areas of Expertise

Agricultural landlord and tenant

Co ownership

Commercial landlord and tenant


Adverse possession

Boundary disputes



Rent reviews

Residential landlord and tenant

Restrictive covenants

Trespass and nuisance


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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