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About Tanfield Chambers

Tanfield is a specialist property set and a ‘force to be reckoned with’ in Real Estate and Property Law. Regarded, by peers, clients and the wider property sector as unrivalled on the subject of Enfranchisement and Right to Manage, the set has related expertise in areas such as Property Damage, Commercial Disputes, Banking & Mortgages, and Professional Negligence.

Being recognised by Chambers UK 2022 as a leading set for real estate litigation, ranked in Band 2, the directory has reported: Tanfield Chambers is highlighted for the expertise of its members in landlord and tenant disputes. Recent matters handled by barristers at Tanfield have involved lease disputes, restrictive covenants and development issues. The team has a strong knowledge of enfranchisement and members have recently been instructed in numerous high-profile cases including Hope Community Church (Wymondham) v Phelan, the second case in 100 years on qualification under the Places for Worship (Enfranchisement) Act 1920. One source says that the set shows “outstanding professionalism,” and another notes that it has “impressive barristers.”

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Client Care

Tanfield adopts a flexible and ‘unfussy’ approach, and is committed to excellent client care. All members, from its Silks to its ‘junior juniors’ pride themselves on being open, friendly and approachable. “The clerks are well organised, responsive and helpful.”

Chambers UK, 2022 “There is always someone available to assist even at short notice.” “The clerks are incredibly helpful and know exactly how to match a barrister with a piece of work.”

Legal 500, 2022 “Excellent clerks room. Very friendly and always prepared to help.”

Tanfield Chambers was repeatedly singled out for excellent client service in a 2018 study by Thomson Reuters, of “best in class” client service at the Bar. Respondents heaped lavish praise on its property and family teams, and on the quality of barristers at all levels.

Our Barristers

Chambers UK, 2022 “outstanding professionalism,” “impressive barristers.”

Legal 500, 2022 “This set is incredible and I only have good things to say about them, we always receive a very high level of service from both barristers and clerks. I would always come to Tanfield for residential matters and am keen to use them more on the commercial real estate disputes I am dealing with.”

“Without exception every barrister i have instructed within Tanfield has been first class. They are all extremely easy to work with and nothing is ever too much of a problem.”

Operating from its member-owned premises just outside Gray’s Inn, Tanfield consists of 60 barristers, 11 associates and an award-winning team of clerks and administrators.

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