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Joseph Steadman

Call: 2015   

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Property

Joseph has a busy and varied property practice. He is regularly instructed in litigation involving commercial or residential property, as well as providing advice in non-contentious matters.

Joseph enjoys working both on his own and as part of a team of counsel.

As part of a counsel team, Joseph’s recent property experience includes:

  • assisting Jonathan Seitler QC and Emily McKechnie on a claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy to deceive arising out of the sale of a holiday park in Cornwall (Francis v Knapper & ors [2016] EWHC 3093 (QB)); and
  • assisting Martin Hutchings QC in resisting an appeal to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal in a dispute over land in Nevis.

As sole counsel, Joseph’s recent property experience includes:

  • acting on behalf of the freeholder of a large residential development in a dispute over rights to parking spaces, said to arise by proprietary estoppel;
  • acting on behalf of a residential landlord in a claim against a tenant who vacated early, alleging that the property was unsafe;
  • acting on behalf of the leaseholder of a penthouse apartment in a dispute over damage caused by water ingress;
  • acting on behalf of the tenant of one of the largest abattoir premises in Europe, seeking relief from forfeiture in order to allow new finance to be raised;
  • acting on behalf of the freeholder of a large residential development in an adverse possession claim arising out of a boundary dispute;
  • acting in numerous possession claims, including against trespassers, tenants and mortgagors; and
  • acting in a number of claims involving interim and final charging orders and orders for sale.