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Gregory Hill – (retired)

Gregory Hill has now retired. Please email our clerks if you need to contact him.


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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