The group has wide-ranging expertise including Real Property work, which includes:

  • Disputes involving contracts for the sale and purchase of land
  • Development and funding of property purchase and land acquisition, including conditional contracts and options
  • Mortgages and land charges
  • Conveyancing disputes, including claims for Specific Performance
  • Land interests, including easements, restrictive covenants (including applications for their discharge and modification in the Lands Tribunal), highways, village greens and commons
  • Claims for the possession of land
  • Adverse possession
  • Beneficial interest disputes – all types of constructive and resulting trusts, proprietary estoppel claims
  • Nuisance, trespass, boundary questions
  • Compensation claims.

Landlord and Tenant work includes:

  • Business tenancies, including termination and renewal, break clauses, service charge disputes, rent and rent review and disrepair and dilapidations claim
  • Residential and housing, including forfeiture and possession, breach of covenant and rent claims
  • Leasehold enfranchisement - generally long tenancies
  • Agricultural tenancies
  • Interaction of property law with other areas of practice, such as insolvency, commercial, family and planning.


No5 Chambers possesses a dedicated property team capable of meeting the advocacy needs of local authorities and developers. Members of the set handle a wide range of matters including land sale and purchase disputes, conveyancing issues and specific performance claims. Their cases concern various kinds of property including residential, commercial and religious buildings. A notable recent instruction was Lea v Ward, which related to the extent of an agricultural right of way through a residential development. "Very professional, approachable, efficient and helpful." 
Chambers UK 2019

No5 Barristers Chambers’s expertise in property law spans proprietary estoppel, rights of way, conveyancing disputes, restrictive covenants, and landlord and tenant disputes pertaining to commercial and residential properties.
Legal 500 2019


Year of call: 1972
Richard Jones QC
Year of call: 1982
Manjit S Gill QC
Year of call: 1983
Mark Anderson QC


Year of call: 1988
Ian Bridge
Year of call: 1990
Richard Alomo
Year of call: 1991
Edward Grant
Year of call: 1992
Abid Mahmood
Year of call: 1992
Marc Wilkinson
Year of call: 1992
Nicola Preston
Year of call: 1992
Nigel Brockley
Year of call: 1992 (Bar: 2005)
Paul Joseph
Year of call: 1993
David Taylor
Year of call: 1993
Emma Edhem
Year of call: 1995
Position: Deputy Head of Chambers
David Mitchell
Year of call: 1997
Stephen Goodfellow
Year of call: 1999
Shakil Najib
Year of call: 2000
Alexander Heylin
Year of call: 2000
Neil Chawla
Year of call: 2000
Omar Ensaff
Year of call: 2001
Olivia Chaffin-Laird
Year of call: 2001
Paul J. Dean
Year of call: 2002
Christopher Perry
Year of call: 2002
Philip Mantle
Year of call: 2003
Nicholas Cobill
Year of call: 2005
Maria Mulla
Year of call: 2005
Steven Reed
Year of call: 2005
Yasmin Yasseri
Year of call: 2006
Professor Nelson Enonchong
Year of call: 2007
Rowena Meager
Year of call: 2008
Louise Corfield
Year of call: 2012
Emma Williams
Year of call: 2012
Philip Dayle
Year of call: 2015
Adam Porte
Year of call: 2015
Jason Perrin
Year of call: 2015
Samir Amin
Year of call: 2018
Dr Louisa Sherlock

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