Geraint Wheatley


Dispute Resolution

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Colin Griffin
Harry Young


Dispute Resolution

Geraint’s expertise in commercial litigation encompasses banking, all forms of contractual disputes, guarantees and sale of goods / supply of services.

Significant or Reported Cases

Batey v Jewson Ltd & Anor [2008] EWCA Civ 18: Proper construction of an informal guarantee

Comedy Store v Archer & Co:  Liability for fire damage following the supply of services.

Orios Dean v Kepler Capital Markets:  Recruitment agency case involving issues of the creation of the contract, incorporation of terms, agency and the entitlement to commission

AstraZeneca v Central Ceiling Partitions & Thermal Transfer:  Large scale commercial litigation in the TCC arising out of defective air conditioning systems

Winfield v Frontline Solutions UK Ltd: Hard-fought commercial dispute requiring detailed and robust cross-examination of seven opposing witnesses.  

CF Corporate Finance v Hillcrest Animal Health:  Dispute over liability under commercial finance agreements.


 

"Very commercially astute, he gets the job done." "Exceptional property litigator, very commercial, someone I would be happy to put in front of any client." 

Chambers UK

Profile

Geraint Wheatley is recognised as a leading junior in Chambers UK 2017, and has been ranked as such for a number of years, for example:

‘The “extremely bright” Geraint Wheatley offers expertise in all areas of property litigation. Sources praise the fact that he is “technically accurate but also practical, pragmatic and commercial.” He is further appreciated for his approachable and user-friendly style.’ (Chambers UK 2013)

Geraint is an experienced chancery & commercial practitioner, combining an outstanding academic background with tactical awareness and an eye for detail.

His practice covers the full range of property and commercial litigation, as well as professional negligence.

He regularly acts in both the High and County Courts for institutional clients such as banks and national limited companies, as well as LPA receivers, local authorities, SMEs and individuals. He has appeared a number of times before the Court of Appeal and the First Tier Tribunal: Property Chamber (formerly the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry).

Geraint regularly delivers seminars at Chambers events and in-house to solicitors. Areas covered have included:

  • Assured Tenancies
  • Authorised Guarantee Agreements
  • Break Clauses
  • CPR
  • Easements
  • Mortgages
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Litigation
  • ‘Receivers, Lenders & Possession’

Year of Call: 2001

 

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
 
Memberships

Member of the Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Northern Chancery Bar Association
Member of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Member of the Northern & North Eastern Circuits

 

Qualifications

Oxford University (St Edmund Hall)
1st Class Law Degree

Bar Vocational Course, Manchester
Grade: Very Competent (ranked 1st in year)

Awarded the Edmund-Davies Award by Gray's Inn

 

Recommendations

Chambers UK 2017

"Very commercially astute, he gets the job done." "Exceptional property litigator, very commercial, someone I would be happy to put in front of any client." 

Chambers UK 2016

"Well respected by clients and peers alike for his strength in a wide variety of property issues, including boundary disputes and restrictive covenants. He is especially highlighted for his representation of lenders, and regularly handles possession claims. "

"Very approachable and user-friendly."

"Very knowledgeable for all matters including insolvency and bank-related litigation and advice."

Client comments and testimonials

“Thanks again for all your fantastic help yesterday and before. A great result in a hard fought case. [The client] is delighted, as am I! You did an excellent job.” Instructing Solicitor in case of Armour v Hindle

“I think you did a great job yesterday. Well prepared, insightful and excellent with the clients. I thought you worked hard and we had the benefit of your great intelligence. At each stage we had [the mediator’s] reports, I think [the clients] were really grateful for your immediate, clear and invaluable advice. A top job.” Instructing Solicitor in case of CF Corporate Finance Ltd v Hillcrest Animal Health Ltd

“The fact that we won the court arguments by a ‘landslide’ judgment, and the overall case over 6.5 days in court, is further testimony to the ultimate brilliance of Mr Wheatley in court” Lay client in case of Winfield v Frontline Solutions UK Ltd.

 

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