Fay Collinson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Fay Collinson Real Estate Litigation Barrister


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


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


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

Clerked by:
James Mason
Harry Young

Fay Collinson Real Estate Litigation Barrister

Property advice and litigation accounts for a growing part of Fay’s practice. She deals routinely with the following matters

  • Proprietary estoppel claims
  • Co-ownership disputes and applications under TOLATA.
  • Adverse possession and boundary disputes.
  • Easements and freehold covenants.
  • Residential and business tenancies and claims for possession.
  • Mortgages and accounts


Fay is a specialist court of protection and chancery barrister. She has a broad practice that encompasses contentious probate, trusts, property disputes and all sides of Court of Protection work. 

Year of Call: 2011

Areas  of expertise

Court of Protection: Property & Affairs


Private Client, Trusts and Probate

Real Estate Litigation


Court Of Protection Practitioners Association (COPPA)

North Eastern Circuit

Chancery Bar Association


Classics and Ancient History BA (Hons) First Class - University of Manchester

Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction – BPP

Bar Professional Training Course, Very Competent - Manchester Metropolitan University

Sir Joseph Cantley Award, Middle Temple

Sarah Marsland Prize for academic excellence, University of Manchester




Chambers UK 2023 

Ranked Band 2 for Chancery - Northern

Legal 500 2023

‘Fay is concise in her advocacy and delivers good, commercial advice to clients. She knows which fights to pick and she is well liked by her clients. She is good on her feet.’

'A concise advocate who knows which fights to pick. Her encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and procedure in the specialist sphere of financial Court of Protection work is second to none.'

Chambers UK 2022

 "She is very, very capable as an advocate. She knows her subject very well and she is good with clients."

Legal 500 2022

"Fay’s attention to detail is excellent and she is very impressive in Court, particularly in cross-examination."

"Fay is extremely capable."

Chambers UK 2021

"Her ability to empathise and engage with the client is outstanding"

"She has good attention to detail - she doesn't miss a thing"


Legal 500 2021

"Extremely knowledgeable and provides timely practical advice"

"Fay is excellent at explaining matters clearly to clients and putting them at ease, particularly in a courtroom setting. One of the reasons I repeatedly instruct Fay is that I trust her to give her no-nonsense opinion on a matter and to offer practical advice."

"First choice for trusts and probate work"


Legal 500 2020 

"Very good with difficult or argumentative clients."

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