For its ‘sheer strength and breadth of expertise’, Falcon Chambers is ‘the pre-eminent set’ for property litigation and agricultural work, while it also has an ‘excellent reputation’ in planning law, making it a go-to set for many instructing solicitors. In addition to offering ‘the best QCs in the business and very strong junior talent too’ they are also ‘phenomenally good value’. Legal 500 2020
"A specialist set with unmatched focus in real estate. The barristers are able to handle a remarkably broad range of property-related issues, and possess market-leading expertise in subjects such as land registry, enfranchisement, rent review and landlord and tenant work more generally. Their prowess extends to areas including agricultural land disputes, rights of way and rights to light, telecoms infrastructure work and dilapidations. Members also boast helpful knowledge across complementary issues such as property-related professional negligence. Their clients include commercial landlords and tenants, local authorities and tenant farmers. One client enthuses: 'Falcon is untouchable when it comes to breadth and depth of property-specific knowledge and expertise'."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Real Estate Litigation)
"Falcon Chambers remains the leading set for agricultural property work and is recognised by the market for the comprehensive strength and depth among its members. Its barristers provide high-level expertise in various legal subjects, including tenancy matters, proprietary estoppel claims and disputes relating to agricultural partnerships. One market adviser enthuses that 'they are the go-to set in this area,' Sources further praise the set as a 'big player' that is 'the only chambers with the depth and quality to deal with agricultural litigation to any meaningful extent'."Chambers UK Guide 2019 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
"The ‘pre-eminent property litigation set’, Falcon Chambers has ‘a counsel to suit every type of client’, including ‘a particularly strong array of juniors’ who are ‘very reliable and easy to work with’. Having such a ‘formidable reputation’ in the property disputes space means it is ‘able to attract the best talent, which shows in the quality of its membership’ and ‘the exceptional results that it achieves’."Legal 500 2018
"'The barristers are a veritable 'who’s who' of the leading authorities in these areas’. Three were involved in the Supreme Court case of Loose v Lynn Shellfish, concerning prescriptive property rights, and two were successful in the property and human rights case, McDonald v McDonald.Legal 500 2017.
"Falcon Chambers remains the dominant set for property related litigation matters. It is highly regarded for its strength and depth at both silk and junior level."Chambers UK Guide 2018
"Falcon Chambers is ‘the best property set in the country’, meaning clients ‘never have cause to doubt members’ legal knowledge, delivery or opinion’. It contains a number of ‘leading lights’ and the ‘technical advice provided is second to none. "Legal 500 2017.
"Falcon Chambers is ‘number one when it comes to pure property and landlord and tenant work, where the barristers are a veritable 'who’s who' of the leading authorities in these areas." Legal 500, 2017
When you have a very serious, high value dispute and you need to be sure you have the right people for the job, you go to FalconChambers UK Guide 2018
This specialist property set maintains its reputation as the go to set in London for agriculture and rural affairs matters. It boasts an unmatched roster of silks and juniors in the area, a number of whom are specialists in the more arcane aspects of rural property law. The members are able to cover any complex issue, and have expertise in matters concerning unusual areas of agriculture. Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
Karen Richards and Billie-Jean Marcelle – Falcon Chambers
‘At reception level, it is absolutely impossible to fault in any way, shape, or form Karen Richards and Billie-Jean Marcelle.’Legal 500 2018
“They’re a great set with a matching clerksroom. Senior clerk John Stannard is helpful, courteous and goes the extra mile.”Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)
The clerks are described as “very responsive and flexible”. Jonathan Stannard is senior clerk.Chambers UK Guide 2018 (Real Estate Litigation)
"On the support side, some say that ‘the clerks’ room’ has improved measurably in recent times’; it is a ‘first‑class’ operation – ‘accessible, flexible and commercial’, and ‘a pleasure to deal with’". Legal 500 2017.
"This set continues to stand well above any other in the agricultural sphere due, in part, to the sheer number of members it can devote to the area. Its members have a wide range of specialist knowledge across niche areas of agricultural law and are “the people you go to for top rate technical expertise” and “the mustard on leading edge cases”.Chambers UK Guide, 2017
"Falcon Chambers continues to display an unparalleled level of expertise and dominance in the Bar’s property litigation sector. Known for having one of the finest real estate benches in the market, it has several pre-eminent silks and juniors. The set demonstrates its prowess across the full spectrum of real estate issues, and boasts barristers with specific knowledge of niche areas such as manorial rights, village greens and agriculture."
Chambers UK Guide, 2017
"Sources praise it, saying: 'It absolutely leads the market in terms of the breadth of experience that it has. If it’s something niche and tricky, it seems that Falcon always has someone there that has the relevant expertise to tick the box that you need. To have someone on your side with their barristers’ level of expertise is priceless'."Chambers UK Guide, 2017
"Its members work across the full spectrum of commercial and residential landlord and tenant work, in addition to real property, for a variety of clients such as blue chip corporates. The set boasts particularly strong niche expertise in agriculture, land law and telecommunications. Sources say 'every single member of Falcon Chambers is incredible bright and switched-on'."Chambers UK Guide, 2016
"Falcon Chambers ‘remains the obvious choice for any matter involving the law relating to land, where barristers provide a wealth of experience across a myriad of issues’. Several members appeared in the Supreme Court case of Marks & Spencer v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Co. (Jersey)."
Legal 500, 2016
"Falcon Chambers is the Bar's clear leader for property law, with strength in depth across both the silk and junior levels."Chambers UK Guide, 2016
“Falcon Chambers is a set that is 'at the top of the game for property law.' As a completely dedicated real estate set, it is noted for the exceptional depth and breadth of its expertise, and is further applauded for the technical acumen and superior advocacy skills of its members.This year, the set has inaugurated a new arbitration service that provides a pool of talented arbitrators from the set's deep bench of silks.” Chambers UK 2015
This set continues to be regarded as a first point of reference for land and property matters within the agricultural sector. Its members boast significant expertise in agricultural landlord and tenancy cases, rent reviews and ownership disputes. They are further sought after for town and village green application cases and agricultural land diversification matters. 'The clerks are very efficient and get back to you quickly about things'."Chambers UK 2015
"This set continues to be regarded as a first point of reference for land and property matters within the agricultural sector. Its members boast significant expertise in agricultural landlord and tenancy cases, rent reviews and ownership disputes. They are further sought after for town and village green application cases and agricultural land diversification matters. 'The clerks are very efficient and get back to you quickly about things'."Chambers UK Guide, 2015
Falcon Chambers is a specialist property set whose members all deal with issues relating to real estate litigation. Sources say it is ‘without question the leading chambers’. Clients add: ‘it has a dazzling array of star talent. There is strength in depth and there is always an appropriate barrister for any particular type of work’.”Chambers UK 2014
"Falcon Chambers is ‘simply the leading real estate set’, and no others ‘possess the same strength in depth’ it is recognised for its market leading property litigation practice; it is ‘undoubtedly the go to set for all landlord and tenant matters’, and also ‘the first choice for agricultural matters’. Its sector specific focus is backed up by some of the best barristers at every level of call, including ‘eminent silks’ and ‘excellent juniors who bring real focus to a case’. In 2014, chambers launched FCA – Falcon Chambers Arbitration, an in house arbitration service for resolving real estate disputes, which ‘shows real originality and a good understanding of what the market wants’." Legal 500 2014
“Falcon Chambers remains the undisputed leader within the agriculture realm. Its strength in depth, specialised sector knowledge and outstanding track record ensure that it is a cut above the competition”.Chambers UK 2013
"Falcon Chambers retains its unquestioned pre-eminence as the leading agricultural set. The barristers here, described by commentators as being 'steeped in agriculture,' specialise mainly on land and property law, and Falcon Chambers is 'undoubtedly the best stable for landlord and tenant disputes'." Chambers UK Guide 2012
"The barristers at Falcon Chambers are 'true leaders in their field.' Part of a specialist set, they can handle any type of property dispute and regularly appear in Court of Appeal and Supreme Court cases. Their reputation as the 'crème de la crème' of the Property Bar has held good for a number of years now, and they are regularly sought out by solicitors seeking a "Rolls-Royce service."Chambers UK 2012
"Falcon Chambers houses a 'very strong set of barristers at all level' with wide-ranging expertise in both property litigation and agricultural matters." Legal 500 2011
"The set has established a deserved reputation as being 'head and shoulders' above its competitors. It is home to a large number of individuals who have 'tremendous ability and great understanding of agricultural matters.'"Chambers UK 2011
"Real Estate specialist Falcon Chambers continues to lead the pack. Equipped to handle all types of property dispute is has 'great depth and a wealth of barristers with superior brainpower.'" Chambers UK 2011
"The advice given at specialist property set Falcon Chambers is 'Excellent at all levels of experience'."Legal 500 2010
"Falcon Chambers commands considerable admiration due to its ‘clear prowess and huge caseload of heavyweight real estate disputes'. A real estate specialist, Falcon Chambers comes up trumps across all areas of the sector. Such are its splendid efforts that it is hailed as 'the premier chambers for property litigation work'." Chambers UK 2010
"Undoubtedly the number one set, Falcon Chambers is a specialist property set with a strong foothold in agriculture affairs. Falcon Chambers expert silks and juniors offer 'matchless knowledge allied to a strong emphasis on client care and quality of service'."Chambers UK 2010
"Historically ahead of the pack, Falcon Chambers continues to be "the chambers of choice for real estate litigation", particularly when it comes to landlord and tenant matters. The only team of genuine specialists in the market, it has an incredible bench of silks and juniors whose knowledge is diverse enough to cover every conceivable angle of real estate work." Chambers & Partners 2009, Real Estate Litigation Section
"Falcon Chambers remains the the leading property set for "bet-the-farm" cases. Its "service is superlative", and good value compared to others; the juniors are excellent, and chambers boasts "unrivalled expertise in rent review disputes" and on agricultural instructions." Legal 500 2008, Property Litigation Section