Edward is a property litigation specialist. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has a Diploma in Domestic Arbitration. He has acted as a legal assessor and as a legal expert. Recent High Court arbitration claims in which he has been instructed as counsel are: Fulham Broadway Trustees No.1 Ltd v Telefonica UK Ltd  EWHC 1048 (Ch) (re. an arbitration award in a commercial rent review arbitration); Brake v Patley Wood  EWHC 1439 (Ch) (re. an LCIA arbitration award concerning a commercial partnership); and Compton Beauchamp Estates Limited v Spence  EWHC 1101 (Ch),  2 P&CR 15,  20 E.G. 107 (re. an arbitration award in a rent review of an agricultural holding).
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Edward has been a member of Falcon Chambers since 1999, and specialises in all aspects of real property and landlord and tenant law - commercial, residential and agricultural.
He has reported cases in the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court and Upper and Lands Tribunals.
His relevant areas of expertise include (but are not limited to), in no particular order: arbitration claims; rent review; consent to assign; dilapidations; service charges; other landlord and tenant covenants; guarantees; disclaimer; all aspects of commercial and business tenancies, including the 1954 Act; all aspects of agricultural tenancies; residential tenancies; enfranchisement; right to manage; valuation disputes; adverse possession; land registration; proprietary estoppel; trusts; partnership agreements; vendor and purchaser; option agreements; rights of way and other easements; rights to light; profits; restrictive covenants; mortgages; trespass; nuisance; water rights; highways; party walls; boundary disputes; mines and minerals.
He is one of the four editors of Woodfall’s Law of Landlord and Tenant, and a co-author of several other legal texts.
The son of a surveyor, he warmly welcomes direct professional instructions.