Year of call 1997
James Fieldsend is a specialist property practitioner.
James is ranked as a leading junior for real estate / property litigation by both Chambers UK and Legal 500.
He has represented clients in a number of reported cases that are of significance in his field of specialism. These include cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).
As well as appearing in the courts, James provides advice to a wide range of clients including advising developers on how to structure both the physical aspects and legal ownership of developments so as to prevent the difficulties that are inherent in the ownership and management of mixed-use properties.
James’ expertise encompasses a wide range of areas with a particular emphasis on all aspects of commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes.
James has represented clients at all levels of the court and tribunal service, from the Supreme Court to the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and the Valuation Tribunal (rating appeals). He has represented clients in arbitration proceedings and in mediation. He has also represented clients under the pilot scheme for hearing court and F-tT proceedings together.
James is experienced in prosecuting and resisting claims for urgent interim relief, including injunctions to restrain unlawful activity, freezing orders, and orders for re-entry following forfeiture by peaceable re-entry.