Property & Land Law

Becket Chambers’ Property and Land Law barristers represent landlords and tenants in the full range of residential and commercial disputes in the public and private sectors.


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Becket Chambers’ Property and Land Law barristers have extensive experience of representing both landlords and tenants in the full range of residential and commercial disputes in the public and private sectors, including lease renewal, possession actions, service charge disputes and property which has been allowed to fall into disrepair); disputes between lenders and borrowers (for example over mortgage arrears) and injunctions against trespass, nuisance or serious anti-social behaviour.

We act for either party in possession proceedings involving arrears, damages and/or antisocial behaviour, and can advise and represent you in any of the Courts and Tribunals which deal with these cases.

We act in a wide range of disputes, including those between owners of neighbouring residential, agricultural or commercial properties. We have experience of cases involving additional issues such as those relating to listed buildings, claims for damages where developments are affected, and cases which include issues of trespass, damage to property or threatening behaviour.


Rights of Way are frequently involved in cases where land is being developed, is subject to a change of use, or has been acquired by a new owner; and there is an existing, perhaps historic, footpath which crosses it. We have significant experience of cases protecting existing Rights of Way.

Boundary Disputes can be particularly long-running, contentious and stressful, and our barristers have a reputation for taking a commonsense and pragmatic approach, aiming to avoid litigation where possible as well as representing you at trial.

Property and Land Law can also cover cohabitation disputes, and we will advise, draft pleadings and represent you at trial (including in proceedings also involving TOLATA and Schedule 1 applications).

Several of our Barristers also have significant experience of representing vulnerable tenants, particularly where psychological and psychiatric conditions necessitate expert involvement.


Our barristers are skilled at representing clients at trial, but are also happy to advise on and draft pleadings on your behalf.

Our experience:

  • Acting for landlords or tenants in possession actions
  • Applications before the Lands Tribunal
  • Claims under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977
  • Disputes between lenders and borrowers
  • Disrepair claims, on behalf of tenants and landlords
  • Injunctions restraining nuisance and trespass
  • Obtaining of injunctions e.g. relating to serious anti-social behaviour
  • Possession actions, lease renewal negotiations and service charge challenges
  • Representing borrowers in applications for sale of property by mortgage companies

Barristers in the Property and Land Law Team are also available on a Direct Access basis.


Property and Land Law Barristers

Our Civil Law barristers offer straight-talking advice across the full range of residential and commercial disputes involving property.

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Paul Tapsell

1991 (Middle Temple)

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Nicole Jennings

2016 (Middle Temple)

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Christian Fox

2019 (Middle Temple)

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Allen Worwood

October 2019 (Inner Temple)

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Nathanael Harding

2015 (Middle Temple)


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Miss H from solicitors instructing Lavinia Glover

"Nicole who represented me was really brilliant within the hearings so thank you for having her involved and having her return to do the hearings with me."

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