William Hanbury

Call 1985


“Bill has a very good knowledge of property law and prepares well. Always gets his point across and provides sound advice.”

The Legal 500 2021
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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.

He also undertakes public law and local government work especially:

  • 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 guides.