Robyn Cunningham

Year of call 2014

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Robyn Cunningham’s practice covers all areas of property litigation as well as probate and company law. Particular areas of expertise include: easements, landlord and tenant, service charges and leasehold enfranchisement. Robyn has represented clients at hearings in the County Court, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), the High Court and Court of Appeal. She is also a regular contributor to the Landlord and Tenant Review and PropertyLaw UK.

She acts regularly in cases concerning the follow areas:

  • Rights of Way;
  • Trespass;
  • Service charge disputes;
  • Leasehold enfranchisement;
  • Opposed leasehold renewals (Landlord and Tenant Act 1954);
  • Possession proceedings (Housing Act 1988);
  • Right to Manage (Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002);
  • Contentious and non-contentious probate;
  • Trusts of land;
  • Orders for sale (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996);
  • Land registration;
  • Commercial contracts.

Robyn completed pupillage at Tanfield Chambers under the supervision of Adrian Carr, Piers Harrison and Nicola Muir. She obtained an LLB from King’s College London, where she was awarded the university prize for top first in land law and the Dechert Land Law Scholarship. She undertook the BPTC at City Law School as Middle Temple’s Brick Court Scholar.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Robyn worked as a Projects Officer in the business and commercial team of the International Bar Association. She also gained experience as a consultant, providing legal services to members of the Bar, solicitors’ firms and HM Government.

Notable Cases

  • Bucknell v Alchemy Estates (Holywell) Limited [2023] EWHC 683 (Ch) (led by Nicholas Isaac KC) Successfully defended a claim for an injunction preventing development in respect of a right of way expressly granted.
  • Coventry City Council v Persons Unknown [2022] (High Court, Birmingham District Registry, 18 March 2022, unreported) Obtained an injunction preventing protestors from obstructing a multi-million pound Government approved scheme of works to improve air quality in Coventry.
  • Aster Communities v Chapman & Others [2021] EWCA Civ 660 (led by Philip Rainey QC) Acting for 33 tenants in a claim for dispensation from the service charge consultation requirements prescribed by s. 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

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