Richard Power

Head of Chambers

Richard was elected Head of Chambers in May 2016.

Richard is an experienced advocate with a broad commercial and property based practice of over 35 years at the Bar.  He is a specialist in all aspects of disputes concerning ownership of property, acting for or against individuals, partnerships, companies, LLPs, trustees in bankruptcy, executors and in connection with estates of the deceased.

Richard also advises on questions of professional negligence in the conduct of such claims.

He has appeared at all levels including the Supreme Court.  He represented the successful Appellant, Patricia Jones, in Jones -v- Kernott [2011] UKSC 53 in the Supreme Court, which remains one of the leading authorities concerning beneficial interests in property.  He had also represented the Appellant in the county court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Richard also has practised for many years in connection with the law of costs and has appeared in the Senior Courts Costs Office many times.

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Richard enjoys sailing, tennis, playing folk music on fiddle and uilleann pipes, & rugby.

Richard represented the successful Appellant, Patricia Jones, in the leading Supreme Court decision on the determination of the extent of beneficial interests of cohabiting unmarried couples in the family home.  After three appeals  Patricia Jones recovered 90% of the beneficial interest in her home.

  • Jones -v- Kernott [2011] UKSC 53 – the report of the Supreme Court decision (click here for the Judgment)
  • Kernott -v- Jones [2010] 1 WLR 2419 – the Court of Appeal decision
  • Kernott -v- Jones [2010] 1 WLR 2401 – the High Court decision

Since that decision, Richard has advised and represented a very large number of clients in connection with disputes concerning trusts of land and beneficial interests in property, whether instructed by solicitors, under the Direct Public Access scheme or for ‘Advocate’, the Bar pro bono unit.

Richard advises on:

  • Trusts of land
  • Constructive trusts
  • Estoppel
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Easements
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Commercial leases
  • Residential leases
  • Forfeiture

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Richard Power

Richard Power

Head of Chambers

Call: 1983

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Call: 1964, QC 1989

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