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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.

Tanfield is recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading set for real estate litigation, ranked in Band 2.

Tanfield is highlighted for the expertise of its members in landlord and tenant disputes. Barristers at the set have a wealth of knowledge in such matters as lease disputes, restrictive covenants and development issues. The team is also known for its work in enfranchisement disputes.  One interviewee comments: “A very organised and approachable set of chambers and extremely friendly counsel.” Another adds: “They always have someone in the set who can assist, regardless of complexities.”

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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, 2023

“Senior practice manager Richard Powell is exceptional with fees and solicitors; he is an effective communicator.”

“The clerks are excellent – very reliable and prompt. They are also very adaptable.”

“The Tanfield Chambers clerks bend over backwards to help you; they will always find you the right person.”

Legal 500, 2023 

“I find all the clerks I have dealt with to be approachable, responsive and helpful; generally doing everything possible to ensure counsel are available.”

“Amendable, easy to contact and responsive clerks.”

Tanfield 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, 2023 

“A very organised and approachable set of chambers and extremely friendly counsel.” 

“They always have someone in the set who can assist, regardless of complexities.”

Legal 500, 2023

“I am a big fan of Tanfield and consider them to be a set consisting of impressive barristersI instruct a number of their advocates spanning across qualification experience, all of whom are professional and provide quality practical and commercial advice. In over 18 years of instructing them, I have never had cause for complaint.”

“Outstanding strength in depth and their clerks are highly efficient.”

“Tanfield Chambers are one of the preeminent sets for property disputes in London. They are amongst the best and second to none for enfranchisement and indeed any residential dispute.”

“Fantastic set with very good juniors emerging.”

Operating from its member-owned premises just outside Gray’s Inn, Tanfield consists of 50 barristers and an award-winning team of clerks and administrators.

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