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Stephanie Tozer QC

Stephanie Tozer QC
Called 1996
Silk 2019

MCIArb

CEDR accredited mediator

Judge of First Tier Tribunal (Property Division)

Stephanie specialises in property disputes and tackles them from all angles: her primary profession is as an advocate and adviser, but she also helps parties to resolve disputes through ADR. Stephanie also sits as a part time tribunal judge. Stephanie was appointed QC in 2019. 

  • Qualifications

    • 1995 MA (Oxon): first class degree in Jurisprudence (Law).  
    • 1996 Bar School, placing 3rd in the year; called to the Bar.
    • 1997 Commenced practice at 9 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn (subsequently merged with Maitland Chambers)
    • 2007 CEDR accredited mediator.
    • 2008 Moved to Falcon Chambers
    • Appointed Deputy Adjudicator to the Office of the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry (part time).  JSB Tribunal Judge training undertaken.
    • 2013 Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (Land Registration) (part time)

    I speak good (but not fluent) French and hold a Diplome de francais des affaires 2eme degre (DFA2) avec mention tres bien (distinction) (2008). 

  • Dispute resolution experience

    I have determined or mediated a variety of property disputes, and a few others.  The issues have included the following: 

    • Whether an oral compromise had been made and was effective. This is the only occasion I have been appealed.  The appeal was dismissed: [2013] Ch 363;
    • The acquisition of easements by prescription and/or the rule in Wheeldon v Burrows;
    • Adverse possession claims;
    • Whether making an application for a property adjustment order entitles an applicant to a unilateral notice;
    • Boundary dispute;
    • Several cases raising landlord and tenant issues including:  sums due under the lease (arrears and damages for disrepair, damage to property/ landlord’s fixtures and chattels), forfeiture, surrender and unauthorised alterations. 

    As well as making final determinations, I also determine many interim applications and applications for costs on paper, and I have experience of acting as legal assessor to the arbitrator. 

    In addition, I have advised and represented parties in property arbitrations and claims arising from such arbitrations, most recently in Patley Wood Farm LLP v Brake [2013] EWHC 4035 (where the Court had to determine the appropriate test for enforcing a peremptory order). 

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