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Derek Kerr


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 [2013] 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 [2007] EWHC 2959 (Ch) a dispute about whether a partnership existed and whether real property was an asset of the partnership.

Further information


  • University of Reading, LLB (Hons)


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association


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News & Resources

Update on suspended possession orders

In City West Housing Trust v Massey and Manchester & District HA v Roberts [2016] EWCA Civ 704 the Court of Appeal has set out some non-prescriptive guidance on how courts should exercise...

14th July 2016 Read more

‘Diss’ing the law of distress

From 6 April 2014 the ancient self-help remedy of distress for rent is abolished and replaced by a process called Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (‘CRAR’).

1st November 2013 Read more

Costs: No U-Turns on the Road to Costs Management

From 1 April 2013 costs budgets and costs management orders are introduced for most multi-track claims. They place a limit on the amount of recoverable costs and are part of a raft of reforms introduced following the report of Sir Rupert Jackson on the cost of litigation.

1st May 2013 Read more

Ignorance is Not Bliss

‘Prescribed information’ about the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (‘TDS’) means just that. So the Court of Appeal has recently held in Ayannuga v Swindells [2012] EWCA Civ.

1st December 2012 Read more
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Year of Call 1994



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