William Hanbury

Call 1985


"He is very experienced and has excellent awareness of authorities, as well as being good with clients and providing clear and practical advice."

Chambers and Partners 2024
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Practice Overview

An accomplished barrister with more than thirty years of experience, Bill practises in most areas of commercial dispute resolution with an emphasis on property law including landlord and tenant (commercial and residential), conveyancing, trusts of land disputes, Inheritance Act claims and disputes over partnership property including professional negligence claims arising out of these practice areas.

Bill also specialises in local government law especially local government finance and has appeared in the High Court in statutory appeals, judicial review challenges and appeals by way of case stated in relation to liability orders and is recommended in the 2023 edition of Chambers Directory for local government work. This includes:

  • Business rates and council tax – acting for both ratepayers and billing authorities including advising on the success or otherwise of tax avoidance measures;
  • Appearing and advising on town and village green enquiries – acting both for applicants and respondents.

Since joining chambers in 2008, Bill has advised local and other public authorities as well as companies and individuals and appeared at all levels of the courts and tribunals system including the Lands Chamber, Administrative Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Bill adopts a flexible fees structure including working for fixed fees where appropriate.

Bill is consistently recommended as a leading individual in the Legal 500 guide and Chambers and Partners directory.