The Business and Property Department at 18 St John Street Chambers is long-established and well-respected. Having expanded significantly in recent years, the Department provides an accessible and high-quality service to its clients across a wide range of contentious and non-contentious business and property matters. The high regard held for members is reflected by the various recommendations appearing in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

The Department has the strength and depth to provide appropriate assistance in any case in terms of seniority and affordability: from a single junior barrister to deal with a relatively modest claim, to a KC-led team of barristers with the ability to tackle the largest, most urgent, and complex cases in ways which are comprehensive, imaginative, and effective.

The Department is able to draw strongly on the knowledge and experience of its members who hold judicial and governmental appointments, including a KC, part-time Judges sitting in the Tax and Property Chambers of the First-tier Tribunal, in the County Court, and the Agricultural Land Tribunal for Wales. Four barristers are members of the Attorney-General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, and three are former university lecturers in law. Other members have worked on secondment for government departments including the Charity Commission.

Members of the Department aim to provide robust and practical advice, drafting of documents, and high quality advocacy tailored to the needs of the client. The insightful and accessible approach adopted by members has seen the Department forge strong relationships with professional and lay clients alike.

Members of the Department appear at all levels of Court across England and Wales – in Manchester, London, and elsewhere – from the County Court up to the Supreme Court, in specialist Tribunals, and abroad at the European Court of Justice.

We are also able to provide assistance in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and have a team of accredited mediators.

Our members are able to provide specialist advice in all matters of Business and Property law:

Business Law
•  Alternative Dispute Resolution
•  Arbitrations
•  Banking and Financial Services
•  Bankruptcy and Insolvency
•  Civil fraud; Company law
•  Consumer Credit
•  Contracts
•  Directors Duties and Disqualification
•  Entertainment Law
•  European Law
•  Franchising
•  Housing Law
•  Insurance
•  Intellectual Property including Copyright Disputes
•  Landlord and Tenant disputes (commercial, residential, and agricultural)
•  Mortgages and Guarantees
•  Partnerships and Joint Ventures
•  Product Liability
•  Professional Negligence
•  Restraint of Trade and Economic Torts
•  Sale of Goods.

Property Law
•  Agricultural land and tenancies
•  Boundaries
•  Rights of Way and Landholder Disputes
•  Charities and Clubs
•  Environmental Law
•  Inheritance Act claims
•  Planning and Development
•  Land Registration Disputes
•  Possession of Land
•  Proprietary Estoppel
•  Restrictive Covenants
•  Will disputes; Tax (and especially Business and Agricultural Property Relief)
•  Trusts of Land

For further information please contact the clerking team headed by Katie Brown by phone 0161 278 8261 or email


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