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John Ditchburn

  • Commercial Litigation  

    Commercial Litigation

    John is experienced in handling commercial disputes and regularly advises on contractual interpretation, legal principles and issues of procedure and tactics. He provides representation at trial and at all other hearings from the pre-action stage to enforcement, costs and appeal. He is experienced in dealing with issues relating to corporate and personal insolvency and fraud and he often attends court on an urgent basis to deal with applications for injunctions. He particularly enjoys drafting pleadings, written arguments and other documents for use in court.

    John is familiar with alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, joint settlement meetings and general negotiation. 

    Related Cases

    Gray v Larkfleet Limited: A successful claim for land introduction and sales and marketing fees. The defendant has obtained permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal on a costs point.

    BCS and others v Taylor and Drewett [2016] All ER (D) 136: An application for a freezing injunction against the wife of a judgment debtor, which John successfully resisted, and subsequent claim involving trusts and section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

    Port of London Authority v Breakshore Limited: Represented the Port of London Authority in a claim relating to licences to retain works in the River Thames, including a mediation in March 2016.

    Ardila v Reeve and Incarnation Limited: Obtained judgment and indemnity costs against a company and its director over the non-payment of tax on the importation of a Ferrari and subsequently pursued enforcement proceedings.

    News & Resources

    New Insolvency Rules from 6 April 2017

    The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 came into effect this month, replacing the Insolvency Rules 1986. The rules have been restructured, consolidated and modernised, with the intention of delivering efficiency savings through deregulation. The following is a brief round-up of some of the key features.

    26th April 2017 Read more
  • Property  

    Property

    John frequently handles property disputes and landlord and tenant issues. He deals with issues relating to restrictive covenants and trusts of land and ancillary to this aspect of his practice, John has dealt with discrete issues relating to conveyancing and construction law. He deals with possession claims arising out of residential and business tenancies and with claims by tenants against landlords relating to dilapidations and other alleged breaches of contract.

    Related Cases

    Gray v Larkfleet Limited: A successful claim for land introduction and sales and marketing fees. The defendant has obtained permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal on a costs point.

    Re B: Assisted a family on a public access basis in dealing with allegations of misrepresentation and non-disclosure which had been made against them in respect of the sale of their former home.

    Johnson and others v Johnson: Resisted an application to replace an executor of a will with his siblings, who made numerous allegations including of dishonesty and violence.

    Gheorghiu v Onwuegbusi: Pursued a claim for specific performance of a contract for the sale of a property in which the date for completion was one year after the exchange of contracts. Various points of property and conveyancing law arose, including the effect of a notice to complete served one day before the start of the trial.

    News & Resources

  • Banking & Finance  

    Banking & Finance

    John is regularly instructed in claims by banks and financial institutions against guarantors and mortgagors and in other claims involving financial contracts. He has substantial experience of dealing with highly litigious claimants and of protecting the lender through strike out, summary judgment, costs and civil restraint.

    Related Cases

    Stevens v Onesavings Bank: Obtained a possession order following various breaches of mortgage terms by the mortgagor and subsequently defended numerous applications and claims by the mortgagor, who raised a variety of allegations including fraud and sale at an undervalue.

    Monroe v Northern Rock: Defended a claim by a legally qualified litigant in person whose written arguments ran to hundreds of pages and who made numerous applications including for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

    Family Assurance v Hemming: Assisted a society with the recovery of a substantial sum of money paid under a life assurance policy for almost 20 years after the death of the policy holder.

    News & Resources

    New Insolvency Rules from 6 April 2017

    The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 came into effect this month, replacing the Insolvency Rules 1986. The rules have been restructured, consolidated and modernised, with the intention of delivering efficiency savings through deregulation. The following is a brief round-up of some of the key features.

    26th April 2017 Read more
  • Aviation & Travel  

    Aviation and Travel

    John regularly represents and advises airlines, travel agents and airports on claims governed by English, EU and international law. His work includes passenger claims arising out of delay, cancellation, denied boarding and lost baggage and personal injury sustained on aircraft and at airports. He deals with contractual claims involving airlines, airports and their insurers and with issues involving jurisdiction and the validity of purported assignments.

    News & Resources

    New Insolvency Rules from 6 April 2017

    The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 came into effect this month, replacing the Insolvency Rules 1986. The rules have been restructured, consolidated and modernised, with the intention of delivering efficiency savings through deregulation. The following is a brief round-up of some of the key features.

    26th April 2017 Read more

Profile

John has a commercial practice with particular emphasis on property, banking and finance, aviation and general commercial litigation. He also has experience of personal injury litigation and inquests.

Further information

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Oxon (Brasenose College, 2006)

  •  BVC (Inns of Court School of Law, 2007)

 

News & Resources

New Insolvency Rules from 6 April 2017

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 came into effect this month, replacing the Insolvency Rules 1986. The rules have been restructured, consolidated and modernised, with the intention of delivering efficiency savings through deregulation. The following is a brief round-up of some of the key features.

26th April 2017 Read more
John Ditchburn


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Year of Call 2007

Email

johnditchburn@lambchambers.co.uk

Contact clerk

Joe Grimmer

020 7797 8307

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