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John has practiced in all manner of property disputes since pupillage in Chancery Chambers.
His practice embraces what traditionally have been labelled 'Chancery matters', including property law and commercial disputes since pupillage in 1975 and has therefore considerable knowledge and expertise of these areas.
He has appeared in a number of Courts of Appeal decisions involving banking and mortgages, (Bank of Scotland v. Etridge, 1998, CA), proprietary estoppel and constructive trusts (George v Hazell, 2007, CA), adverse possession of land, construction disputes (Collins v Baltic, 2006, CA), planning (particularly Inquiries), landlord andtenant (Blanway v Lynch, 1993, CA), bankruptcy (Bank of Baroda v Dhillon  30 HLR 845, CA.) order for sale, overriding interests and S.30 LPA 1925, property distribution on breakdown of relationships and Probate actions (embracing capacity, Inheritance Act claims, proprietary estoppel and constructive trusts) Ashby v Kilduff  EWHC 2034 Gay relationship-constructive trust of property-proprietary estoppel and see also below.
He understands the need for 'team effort' with his instructing solicitor and for clear and careful explanations of options open to a client in considering what instructions to give.
John regularly lectures on Chancery related topics in which he practices (including the Land Registration Act 2002 and equitable principles).
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1992) and deals with arbitrations in both the private and public sector.
John undertakes Public Access work.
He has been appointed a fee paid Tribunal Judge within the Courts and Tribunal Service (1993). John is a Committee Member of the Property Bar Association.
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