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Queen's Counsel

Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Andrew Butler QC

Call 1993 Silk 2018

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Nicholas Isaac QC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Junior Barristers

Charles Joseph

Call 1980

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

Michael Buckpitt

Call 1988

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Stan Gallagher

Call 1994

Robert Bowker

Call 1995

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Ellodie Gibbons

Call 1999

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Diane Doliveux

Call 2011

Richard Alford

Call 2011

Richard Granby

Richard Granby

Call 2012

Katie Gray

Call 2013

Will Beetson

Call 2015

James Castle

Call 2015

Pupils

Hugh Rowan

Call 2021

Associates

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Philip is head of chambers, and took Silk in 2010 “…to the unequivocal delight of the market” (Chambers UK 2011). Philip is a specialist...

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Kerry Bretherton QC practices in the field of Property, Property Development and associated Public Law matters, Commercial Disputes and Professional...

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Christopher Heather QC's expertise encompasses all aspects of real property, commercial and residential landlord and tenant and associated...

Andrew Butler QC

Call 1993 Silk 2018

'Incredibly impressive on the detail - commercial in his approach, with superb drafting skills. He gets on very well with clients. Robust and calls it...

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Timothy Polli QC specialises in property law and the associated professional negligence, commercial and company law issues that frequently arise in...

Nicholas Isaac QC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Nick is described by Chambers and Partners as "Utterly brilliant... and incredibly knowledgeable" "a compelling advocate" who is “fantastic with...

Charles Joseph

Call 1980

Charles Joseph is a barrister specialising in most areas of modern chancery work including property, wills, trusts and probate, commercial work,...

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

Recently acknowledged by the Supreme Court as a “specialist” property counsel, Mark’s entire practice is in this area. His work includes...

Michael Buckpitt

Call 1988

Michael Buckpitt is a property and landlord & tenant specialist, with a predominantly property or property-related practice. He has considerable...

Chris Maynard

Call 1988

Chris Maynard practises principally in the field of property litigation and related disputes. Chris's clients include foreign governments, business...

Stan Gallagher

Call 1994

Stan Gallagher's practice is exclusively in the field of real property and related areas, with an emphasis on landlord & tenant, particularly...

Robert Bowker

Call 1995

Robert Bowker has over 20 years’ experience in property-related work. Robert was called to the Bar in 1995 and completed pupillage in Chambers in...

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

"Extremely approachable, knowledgeable and quick on his feet." Chambers and Partners 2018 "Extremely bright and creative, demonstrating superior...

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

Daniel specialises in real property and leasehold law with an emphasis on landlord and tenant. A leading junior in the Legal 500 for Property...

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

James Fieldsend is a specialist property practitioner. James is ranked as a leading junior for real estate / property litigation by both Chambers...

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Nicola Muir specialises in all aspects of landlord and tenant and real property litigation both residential and commercial. Nicola is recommended by...

Marc Glover

Call 1999

Marc Glover has a successful chancery practice, covering the areas of property, trusts, company / insolvency and commercial / business law. In 2020...

Adrian Carr

Call 1999

Adrian Carr has broad experience in all aspects of landlord & tenant, real property and and wills, probate and administration of estates. ...

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Rebecca specialises in real property and all aspects of landlord and tenant law including enfranchisement, dilapidations, easements, nuisance,...

Ellodie Gibbons

Call 1999

“Extremely bright, commercial and very approachable” (Chambers UK 2020), “highly experienced and shrewd when dealing with judges.” (Legal 500...

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Carl Fain has a specialist property and chancery practice, with a focus on landlord and tenant. His work includes all aspects of commercial and...

Tom Carpenter-Leitch

Call 2002

Tom Carpenter-Leitch practices within most areas of property law, with a particular emphasis on real property and landlord & tenant negotiations....

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Tim Hammond has a predominantly real property and landlord and tenant practice. He has experience of the Court of Appeal, the Chancery Division,...

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Jonathan Upton specialises in property disputes. He has been recognised as a Leading Junior for Real Estate and Property Litigation in the legal...

Amanda Gourlay

Call 2004

Amanda Gourlay's practice focuses on property matters. Amanda came to the Bar after ten years in the travel industry, where her employment included...

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Clients told Legal 500 2022: “Michael is operating well above his level. He provides brilliant advice that commits to what approach should be...

Sam Madge-Wyld

Call 2008

Sam Madge-Wyld’s practice encompasses every aspect of landlord & tenant and real property law, with a particular focus on leasehold and...

Diane Doliveux

Call 2011

Diane Doliveux accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers' work, with a particular focus on property law and public law work. She joined Tanfield...

Richard Alford

Call 2011

Richard Alford has an established and growing practice focusing on property and landlord and tenant work. He is delighted to accept instructions in...

James Hamerton-Stove

Call 2012

James has a busy practice in the full range of Chambers’ work. He focuses on property and general commercial / Chancery. He has an approachable...

Richard Granby

Richard Granby

Call 2012

Richard Granby's practice encompasses the full range of real property disputes as well as landlord and tenant matters including service charge...

Katie Gray

Call 2013

Katie accepts instructions across all areas of property law, specialising in real property and landlord & tenant litigation. As a junior...

Will Beetson

Call 2015

Having established a busy practice at another leading set, Will was recruited to Tanfield in 2017.  Will is a property specialist and practises in...

James Castle

Call 2015

James accepts instructions in all areas of property law, and specialises in each landlord & tenant and real property litigation. In his...

Hugh Rowan

Call 2021

Hugh joined Tanfield Chambers as a pupil in September 2021 and has been supervised by Piers Harrison, Daniel Dovar, and Carl Fain. Hugh began...

Caoimhe McKearney

Caoimhe McKearney

Caoimhe McKearney is currently a law reform lawyer on the Law Commission's residential leasehold and commonhold reform project. Caoimhe's particular...

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