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Jeffrey has particular experience of complex unfair prejudice petitions and partnership dissolution actions and also undertakes work in the fields of wills, probate and Inheritance. Jeffrey first broke the mould for claims by adult children in Re Hancock.
Significant Reported Cases
Airways Aero v Wycombe DC  EWHC 1654 (Ch), 1774 (Ch),  All ER (D) 132, ChD, construction of business lease, rent review, estoppel.
Baynes v Hedger  EWCA Civ 374,  2 FLR 767,  Fam Law 66611 ITELR 987, CA, Inheritance Act, civil partners, assumption of responsibility.
Re T&N (No 3)  1 BCLC 563, ChD, scheme of arrangement, compromise with creditors arising from settlement by insurers of asbestos related claims
Meakes v Meakes  All ER (D) 391, ChD, wills, construction, testamentary intention
Re PNC Telecom  All ER (D) 56, ChD, companies, insolvency, inquiry into dealings, disclosure
Unchained Growth v Granby Village  1 WLR 739, CA, lease, set off, Unfair Contract Terms
Rodgers v Norglen  All ER (D) 2409, ChD, sale of land, fraudulent misrepresentation, specific performance
National Trust v Royal Nation Institute for the Blind & Os  All ER (D) 81, ChD, wills, testamentary intention, attestation, Wills Act 1837, s9
Re Hancock  2 FLR 346, CA, Inheritance Act, adult children
Jones v Roberts  2 FLR 422, ChD, wills, forfeiture rule, beneficiary convicted of manslaughter on grounds of diminished responsibility
Muir Group Housing Association v Thornley  1 EGLR 51, CA, housing, right to buy
Re Druce & Co  BCLC 964, ChD, winding up petition, application to restrain by injunction, setting aside, costs
Jeffrey has long experience as a chancery and commercial practitioner in both London and Manchester. His work spans particularly the Chancery Division, Commercial and Mercantile Court and Technology & Construction Court. He is also an Arbitrator, having received the President’s Prize from Lord Mustill for achieving the highest mark in the Award Writing Paper in the final Fellowship Examinations of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1996. He is also a CEDR Accredited Mediator.
Year of call: 1976
Areas of Expertise
- Internal Company and Partnership Disputes
- Professional Negligence (other than clinical)
- Wills, Probate & Inheritance Act Cases
Chambers UK 2017
"He possesses major experience and knowledge." "He is really good to work with. He really understood the issues and concerns we had."
Chambers UK 2016
"He is extremely thorough and his preparation and presentation in court is second to none. He is unflappable and able to instil the utmost confidence in clients."
Legal 500 2017
‘He has an authoritative advocacy style and is well liked by clients.’
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Bar European Group
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Jeffrey has written a number of articles and presented papers on legal topics in the UK, Canada and the USA
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies
CEDR Accredited Mediator
MA (Business Law), with Distinction
CEDR Accredited Mediator