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Gregory Hill

Gregory Hill has a mixed Chancery practice, covering property law, including land law, conveyancing and land registration; secured lending, including documentation, priorities and enforcement; administration, receivership and insolvency and related aspects of company law; landlord and tenant; trusts, wills and probate.


Practice Areas

Commercial Chancery

Reported Cases:

  • Stroude v Beazer Homes Ltd [2005] EWCH 2686 (Ch), [2006] 2 P&CR 6: s106 agreement; ability
    y of one co-obliger to perform concurrent obligations.
  • Stroude v Beazer Homes Ltd [2005] EWCA Civ 265, [2005] NPC 45: Admissibility of evidence of negotiations for abortive agreement.
  • Patel v Shah [2005] EWCA, Civ 157. [2005] WTLR 359: Laches.
  • Macro & ors v Thompson & ors [1997] 2 BCLC 36: Share valuation.
  • Re Macro (Ipswich) Ltd [1994] 2 BCLC 354: Unfair prejudice; pre-emption articles.
  • Re Exchange Travel [1993] BCLC 887: Terms of administrators’ discharge.
  • Bristol Airport v Powdrill [1990] Ch 744: Airport charges against airline in administration.
  • Mace Builders (Glasgow) Ltd v Lunn [1987] Ch 191: Realisation of floating charge.

Court of Protection

Reported Cases:

  • Re D (J) [1982] Ch 237: Court of Protection “statutory will”.


Reported Cases:

  • Irwin v Wilson [2011] EWHC 326 (Ch), [2011] 2 P&CR 8: Vendor and purchaser of land; waiver of contractual condition.
  • Webber v Halifax BS [1985] 1 EGLR 58: Rent review.

Private Client: Contentious

Reported Cases:

  • Hughes v Bourne [2012] EWHC 2232 (Ch), [2012] WTLR 1333: Saunders v Vautier; exercise of trustes’ power of appropriation; interpretation of share transfer provisions in private company’s Articles of Association.
  • Armitage v Nurse & ors [1998] Ch 241: Trustee exoneration clause.


  • Hardwick Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Kennedy Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • BCL (First Class), Exeter College, Oxford
  • Jurisprudence (First Class), Exeter College, Oxford


  • Conveyancing Counsel of the Court

Associations & Memberships

  • Chancery Bar Association


Gregory Hill has contributed to Butterworths Encyclopædia of Banking Law since 1982, editing the sections on mortgage and debenture securities; he is co-author of Butterworths New Law Guide to The Land Registration Act 2002; and he has contributed material on mortgages and debentures to Banking Law Guide, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2006.

Notable articles include:

  • Successive interests and deficient fixed-interest securities: the rules in Re Atkinson and Re Bird, (2012) 10 TQR, October p 29.
  • Negative pledge with provision for ‘automatic security’ on breach: a form of floating charge? (2008) 23 JIBFL 528.
  • Agricultural charges and foot-and-mouth compensation, (2001) 151 NLJ 484.
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989, section 2, (1990) 106 LQR 396-402, a note on the application of section 2 to agreements for secured lending and equitable securities.

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Call: +44 (0)20 7405 0758



Pricing Policy

Unless otherwise agreed my Clerk will calculate my fees based on my current hourly rate. My rates are reviewed annually and details can be obtained from my Clerk. Once a rate is set for any particular case the hourly rate will only ever be adjusted with express agreement between my Clerks and those instructing me. All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate where applicable.

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Gregory Hill is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. He is regulated by The Bar Standards Board [Bar Ref 13651] and is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/046] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided. He is registered for VAT under the reference 234263972.

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