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1988 Called to the Bar
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Chris Maynard practises principally in the field of property litigation. He brings over 20 years of experience providing advice and advocacy in civil disputes arising in common law, chancery or administrative law. His clients include business entities, charities, local authorities, trustees and individuals. He can advise upon practice and procedure, including emergency remedies, as well as on the substantive law.
His areas of specialisation are:
Landlord & Tenant, commercial & residential, including social housing
Land disputes, including title, charges, boundaries and easements
Trusts, wills and inheritance
Commercial and consumer contracts
Company and partnership disputes
His ancillary areas of law include insolvency; fraud; negligence and nuisance; and mental capacity. He has experience of advocacy in courts and tribunals at all levels up to the Court of Appeal and petitions to the House of Lords. He also has experience of domestic disciplinary hearings and of alternative dispute resolution.
Jayasinghe v Liyanage  EWHC 265 (Ch);  WLR (forthcoming);  16 E.G. 108;  8 E.G. 105 (C.S.);  N.P.C. 20;  2 P. & C.R. DG7; Times, April 09, 2010
Whether the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry was correct to have embarked upon a trial of the issue whether J had any beneficial interest in registered land, or whether he ought only to have ascertained whether she had an arguable claim to that effect and directed that her claim should be tested by a competent court.
Mack v Lockwood  EWHC 1524 (Ch)
At a criminal trial for murder of his wife the claimant, a retired captain of industry, had changed his plea to manslaughter by reason of provocation, which was accepted by the Crown. In this action the claimant claimed under the Forfeiture Act for modification of the common law rule of forfeiture so he could inherit his wife's estate under her will. Acted for 3rd Respondent on CFA; other respondents did not take part in trial. Held: If it was not murder, an ordinary member of the public would no doubt regard what claimant did as being so close to it as to make no difference in terms of his culpability. Claim rejected.
Re Patel-Nasri; Patel v Nasri 22 June 2009 High Court, Chancery Divn (Sir Andrew Park)
Husband of London WPC Nisha Patel-Nasri obtained probate of her will in his favour before he was arrested and convicted for procuring her murder. Action for declarations that (1) defendant's interest in the estate was forfeited and (2) estate held on statutory trusts for deceased's brothers under Administration of Estates Act 1925; and order that claimant be substituted in place of defendant as personal representative pursuant to s50 Administration of Justice Act 1985. Judgment as asked.
Barrett v Barrett  EWHC 1061 (Ch);  B.P.I.R. 817;  2 P. & C.R. 17;  2 E.G.L.R. 81;  31 E.G. 90;  W.T.L.R. 201;  21 E.G. 138 (C.S.);  2 P. & C.R. DG8
Whether appellant needed to rely on the unlawful purpose of an agreement in order to establish his beneficial interest in property, or whether the tainted motive of the agreement was too remote to bar enforcement of his interest in the property or its proceeds.
Bank of Credit & Commerce International (In Compulsory Liquidation) v Mamon  EWCA Civ 970
The fact a judgment debt for the loan was statute barred did not prevent the mortgagee from enforcing its legal charge by claiming possession.
R v L B Newham ex p Bibi (Manik)  1 WLR 237; (2001) Times 10 May 2001; (2001) 33 H.L.R. 84; (2001) 98(23) L.S.G. 38;  N.P
Housing; homelessness; judicial review; a leading authority on the doctrine of legitimate expectations.
Williams v L B Southwark  EGCS 44; (2001) 33 HLR 22 (ChD)
Landlord & tenant; service charge, insurance. noted in leading text books.
Slough BC v Robbins  12 CL 353
Requirement for particulars in Notice Seeking Possession.
O'Sullivan v Barnett  1 WLR 1667 (CA)
Rent Acts; resident landlord; landlord and tenant moving to new accommodation together.
Other cases of substance include:
Metropolitan Resources Ltd v (1) British Railways Board (2) Batchelor (1999) CA; rights of way; practice on amendment.
Halifax PLC v Cornish Aquaculture Ltd (2000) ChD; mortgagee’s possession claim to fish farm, whether mortgagor could be compelled to remove living fish; legal status of fish; held to be chattels.
Walton-On-Thames Charity v Abrahams & Mason; St George’s Hill Residents’ Association Limited (2002) charity; mediation; rights of way.
Paul v Taylor  EWHC 3383 (Ch); forged will set aside.
L B Ealing v Thames Water (2005) devolution of service accommodation at pumping station; tenancy at will; repairs; dilapidations; use and occupation rent.
Williams v Butler (2006) Ch D, hill farm; proprietary estoppel / inheritance.
Fairzone Ltd v Secretary of State for Environment (2006) T&CC landlord & tenant; breach of covenant to reinstate.
Re: Oriental City Shopping Centre (2007) redevelopment of large shopping complex; advising various occupiers with variety of leases/licences on collective strategy for compensation.
Re: Windowline Design Ltd (2009) advising on minority shareholder's remedies.
South Eastern Circuit
Chancery Bar Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
BA (Hons) University of York
DipLaw (Polytechnic of Central London)
Accredited Mediator, Regent's College