Derek has a wealth of experience in all aspects of property law. He represents individuals, corporate landlords and tenants, developers, LPA receivers, surveyors, housing associations and financial institutions.
His work includes claims about adverse possession of land, boundaries and party walls, the co-ownership of land (including land outside England and Wales), the construction and forfeiture of leases, conveyancing practice, disrepair, easements, freehold restrictive covenants, guarantees, land registration and rectification claims, mortgages and securities, options, service charges and trusts of land. He has undertaken a number of land registration disputes where the transaction has been tainted by fraud.
Derek is regularly instructed in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), the Upper Tribunal, County Court and High Court, and in all aspects of ADR. He also accepts instructions under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme.
Related Cases of Interest
Cases of interest include Kuppusamy v Mathankanna  EWHC 1197 (Ch) a respondent appeal against an adjudicator’s finding that the applicant’s signature on a transfer deed was a forgery.
Nadeem v Rafiq & anr  EWHC 2959 (Ch) a dispute about whether a partnership existed and whether real property was an asset of the partnership.
- University of Reading, LLB (Hons)
- Chancery Bar Association
- Property Bar Association
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