Neil Cadwallader

Call 1984

“He has very sound judgement on the law and is good at the detail."

Chambers and Partners 2020
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Property & Planning

“A superb advocate with exceptional gravitas and erudition” Neil Cadwallader is a highly rated barrister of over 30 years practice.

Neil is a property law specialist of many years’ experience. He is a part time Judge of the Land Registration division of the Property Chamber, a member of the Property Bar Association and he heads the Property Litigation Team in Chambers.

He handles mostly high-value, high-complexity matters, often for developers and other substantial landowners, and not infrequently against leading Counsel. He also works for numerous local authorities and social landlords. In recent years, Neil has litigated and advised in the following areas of property law:

  • Sale of land (including fraud and misrepresentation, breach of contract, specific performance and rescission.
  • Options, rights of pre-emption, conditional agreements
  • Overage provisions, valuation approaches and security
  • Land registration and applications to the Upper and First-tier Tribunals
  • Title (including restrictive covenants and modification of restrictive covenants, mortgage and discharge, duties of mortgagees, sale at undervalue, foreshore, mines and minerals, ransom strips and valuation issues and easements.
  • Highways
  • Landlord and tenant including liability for rent, leasehold assignment and estoppels, rent review (including market premises), dilapidations, varying tenancy terms for mixed tenure developments, review of social landlord service charges, chattel ownership and disposal and right to buy.
  • Related matters include internal disputes in property companies, partnerships and trusts, property investment disputes, commission disputes, professional negligence and insolvency.
  • Trespass
  • Nuisance (noise and vibration)
  • Beneficial interests and TOLATA claims
  • Remedies: damages, injunctions, damages in lieu

Noted for his client skills and the breadth of his expertise and knowledge, he is able to cut through the most complex legal issues and distill them into a clear course of action.