Matthew Hall


Property

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


Property

Regularly involved in matters concerning title, adverse possession, easements, restrictive covenants and proprietary estoppel and more generally in disputes about commercial property transactions. For example, he recently advised a national housebuilder on car parking rights in connection with a proposed town centre development and in another case successfully acted in a trial about the disputed terms of a transfer of land worth £1.25m.

Much experience in landlord and tenant (particularly lease renewals and dilapidations).

In land related tort and injunctions acted in a 6 day private nuisance trial in the TCC about contamination from fuel tanks in a petrol station.

Appears regularly in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in land registration and service charge cases (recently acted in case concerning management of Albert Dock development in Liverpool) 

Significant Reported Cases (Court of Appeal only shown: in all the following cases appeared unled)

Ahmad v Secret Garden (Cheshire) Limited [2013] EGLR 32 (scope of court’s discretion to rectify lease)

Bradford v James [2008] EWCA Civ 837 (extrinsic evidence in construction of conveyance)

Latimer v Carney [2007] 1 P & CR 213 (correct approach to assessment of damages in dilapidations claims)

Tenant v Adamczyk [2006] 1 P & CR 485 (adverse possession)

 


Profile


Matthew Hall is a specialist property and trusts and probate barrister. Although these are seen as the most “traditional” chancery areas, Matthew is particularly keen to adopt a robust, pragmatic and unfussy approach.

Year of Call: 1999

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Property
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trusts and Probate

Recommendations

Chambers UK 2017

"Excellent junior with a keen eye for detail." "Very good, assertive and user-friendly."

Chambers UK 2016

"Very client-friendly and diligent."

"Very good to work with and very pragmatic."

Rated in Chambers and Partners as a specialist in Real Estate Litigation

"He is very accessible, excellent at thinking on his feet and persuasive in his approach."

"He is very well prepared and gets to the heart of the issue."

Memberships

Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners

Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (associate)

Chancery Bar Association

Northern Chancery Bar Association

Qualifications

Oxford University BA (First Class) in Law with Law Studies in Europe (French)

City University Diploma in Law 1999

 

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