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James Kirby

James Kirby joined Ten Old Square in October 2018 following the successful completion of his pupillage in Chambers.

James is a Chancery barrister who has experience across many of Chambers’ core specialities including Private Client; Property; Court of Protection; Capital Taxes; Partnerships & LLPs; and Charities. He appears regularly in both the High Court, the County Court and the First-Tier Tribunals.

Prior to becoming a barrister James was a Research Fellow in History at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the author of a number of articles in leading historical journals, as well as a monograph published by Oxford University Press.

Property

James appears regularly in the County Court in landlord and tenant disputes. Other experience includes:

  • Appearing in a two-day interim application in a high-value mortgage possession claim in the High Court (led by Jonathan Gavaghan)
  • Appearing successfully to strike out a TOLATA claim as an abuse of process
  • Applying successfully for land to be vested in a residents’ management company under the Insolvency Act 1986
  • Appearing at final hearing of Part 8 Claim for an order for sale
  • Drafting Particulars of Claim in a dispute concerning breach of trust by the vendor of a property
  • Advising on a proposed application for an order for sale under TOLATA
  • Successfully opposing a tenant’s application for an injunction against a landlord
  • Representing a mortgagor’s tenant in mortgage possession proceedings
  • Appearing in the First-Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property)

Qualifications


  • Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School (2017)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction; Equity & Trusts Prize), City Law School (2016)
  • Princess Royal Scholarships, Inner Temple (BPTC and GDL)
  • DPhil in History, Balliol College, Oxford (2014)
  • MSt in History (Distinction), Balliol College, Oxford (2011)
  • BA in History (First Class – highest of year), Balliol College, Oxford (2010)

Associations & Memberships


  • Member of the Chancery Bar Association
  • Founding member of the Court of Protection Bar Association

For more information and advice

 

Call: +44 (0)20 7405 0758

Email: clerks@tenoldsquare.com

 

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.

James Kirby is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is regulated by the Bar Standards Board [Bar Council Ref 69244]. He is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/079] 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 304589790.

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