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.

Fishbourne Developments Ltd v Stephens  [2020] EWHC 932 (Ch)


Gary Blaker QC appeared in this case involving the construction of words in an option agreement. The issue before the court was whether an option had been exercised by virtue of a planning permission obtained by the Claimant. HHJ Cooke sitting in the Chancery Division reviewed much of the recent case law concerning the construction of contracts. The Court went on to hold that “development” meant development of a new building albeit this did not have to be for agricultural use and “development of the Property” meant development of substantially the whole of the farm land which was the subject of the option.