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Lawrence Caun

  • Property  

    Property

    Lawrence Caun’s expertise in forensic and advisory work has been gained in over 30 years of advocacy and other experience in most civil courts, including the Court of Appeal, the High Court, and County Court. In instructing him, you can expect to receive independent, sensible, and pragmatic advice. He was appointed Deputy District Judge in 2003.  He is listed by Chambers and Partners as a notable practitioner' in real estate litigation for his wide-ranging property experience.

    The broad range of his work is illustrated by his recent work which has included cases involving:

    • lease enfranchisement
    • right of first refusal on transfer of a freehold
    • construction of a land development agreement
    • determination of the extent of a right of way
    • rectification in a conveyance
    • a  mortgage sale at an undervalue
    • the effectiveness of a break notice in a commercial lease
    • enforcement of a private mortgage
    • business lease renewal
    • rent review disputes
    • negligently-handled domestic and commercial conveyancing transactions

    He has recently advised in numerous property-related solicitor’s negligence claims  including representing multiple claimants in a series of professional negligence claims involving failed Spanish property purchases.   

    Notable reported cases:

    Artist Court Collective Limited v Khan [2015] PLSCS 313 (tenants enforcing their Right of First Refusal against their landlord for nil consideration)

    Aodhcon LLP v Bridgeco Ltd [2014] EWHC 535 (Ch) and [2014] 2 All ER (Comm) 928 (claim alleging sale by mortgagee at an undervalue, and whether a facility fee amounted to a penalty)

    Arundel Corp v Khokher (No 2) [2003] EWCA Civ 1784 (tenant deemed to have solicitor's knowledge of last known business address of landlord)

    Kuppusami v Kuppusami [2002] EWHC 2758 (Ch) (property claim by father against a son for a re-transfer of his freehold interest in the house in which he was living - established overriding interest under s 70(1)(g) LRA and a resulting trust)

    Arundel Corp v Khokher [2003] EWCA Civ 491 (L&T case - report concerns issues of hearing cases in private and admitting new evidence on appeal)

    Stimpson v Smith [1999] Ch. 340 (co-surety liability under bank guarantee)

    Marshall v Marshall [1998] EWCA Civ 1467 (agreement to put a property on the market did not constitute a severance of a beneficial joint tenancy)

    Burns v Anthony (1997) 74 P&CR D 41 (adverse possession by car parking)

    Fischer v Toumazos [1991] 41 EG 123 (vendor and purchaser/L&T - non-completion of leasehold purchase)

    Publications:

    Contributor to Butterworths' Law of Limitation (Property Section)

    News & Resources

     

  • Personal Injury  

    Personal injury

    Lawrence Caun’s expertise in forensic and advisory work has been gained in over 30 years of advocacy and advisory experience in most civil courts, including the Court of Appeal, the High Court, and County Court. In instructing him, you can expect to receive independent, sensible, and pragmatic advice. He was appointed Deputy District Judge in 2003.

    His recent cases have included

    • 6 and 7 figure claims
    • a multiple injury claim with a prolonged and tortuous treatment history
    • an acquired brain injury claim (frontal lobe injury)
    • a fatal accident damages assessment
    • a complex loss of earnings claim arising from multiple independent accidents
    • a high value lost promotion prospects claim

    Notable reported cases:

    Burke v Ashe Construction [2003] EWCA Civ 717 (s 33 Limitation Act, disapplication of Limitation period 8 years after accident upheld)

    Bailey v Armes [1999] EGCS (Occupiers Liability)

    Armstrong v Glofield Properties [1992] PIQR 358 (personal injury - dismissal for want of prosecution)

    Publications:

    Multiple Causes of Injury (Journal of Personal Injury Law, June 2003)

    Occasional Contributor to reported quantum cases

    News & Resources

    Occasional Contributor to reported quantum cases

Profile

Lawrence Caun's practice covers a broad spectrum of civil court practice, reflecting his wide experience in chancery, professional negligence and personal injury law, and welcomes the challenge of finding solutions or remedies for difficult problems. Clients, whether professional or otherwise, will find him approachable, practical and assiduous in representing their interests. He is recommended as a notable practitioner in Chambers and Partners, for his work in the property field.

Further information

Appointments

  • Appointed Deputy District Judge in 2003.

Qualifications

  • MA (Oxon) in jurisprudence
  • Called to bar 1977

Memberships

  • Lincolns Inn
  • Property Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Interests

Playing and listening to Chamber music, horse racing.

News & Resources

General: Interest on damages

Challinor v Julian Bellis & Co. [2013] EWHC 620 (Ch) and Sycamore Bidco Ltd v Breslin [2013] EWHC 174 (Ch) are cases addressing the issue of what rate of interest should be applied to damages.

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Year of Call 1977

Email

lawrencecaun@lambchambers.co.uk

Contact clerk

Philip Alden

020 7797 8301

VAT Reg No

235396254

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