Our working arrangements and important information during the Covid-19 pandemic

Following Government guidance, members of chambers, clerks and staff are now working remotely. During this period clerks and staff will be available by email, on their direct dial and mobile numbers. Our switchboard will also be in operation during chambers working hours (Monday-Friday, 08.30-18.30).

Paul Bunting
(Senior Clerk)


020 7420 9502

07971 843023

Darren Madle
(Senior Clerk)


020 7420 9504

07769 714399

Oliver Ventura
(First Junior Clerk)


020 7420 9505

07845 079675

Aron Hanks
(Second Junior Clerk)


020 7420 9506

07508 032811

Brandy Forrester
(Fees Manager)


020 7420 9507

07702 496628

Charlotte Crane
(Marketing Manager)


020 7420 9501

07585 445470

Please note that as we are working remotely we will not be able to accept deliveries to chambers, therefore please speak to one of the clerks who will be able to provide an alternative address or solution to this.

For more information please see our response to Covid-19.

Exceptional Circumstances and Rectification of the Register: Dhillon v (1) Barclays Bank plc & (2) the Chief Land Registrar


The Court of Appeal has today handed down its judgment in Dhillon v (1) Barclays Bank plc & (2) the Chief Land Registrar. As Coulson LJ noted in his judgment, this was “the first civil appeal to be conducted remotely as a result of the current health crisis.”

The underlying issue in the appeal was whether, for the purposes of paragraph 3(3) of Schedule 4 to the Land Registration Act 2002, there were exceptional circumstances which justified the Court not making an order rectifying the Register.

The Court of Appeal approved as the “best guide” to the test of exceptional circumstances the decision of Morgan J in Paton v Todd [2012] EWHC 1248 (Ch).

Applying this test to the facts of the case, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of HHJ Pelling Q.C. and concluded that there were such exceptional circumstances which justified the Court not rectifying the Register. The appeal was dismissed.

Mark Warwick Q.C. (leading Camilla Chorfi) appeared for the appellant, Mrs Dhillon. Nicholas Trompeter appeared for the second respondent, the Chief Land Registrar.