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Hardwicke Building adds leading lawyer to boost real estate estate related negligence capability

Hardwicke Building is pleased to announce the arrival of John de Waal who joins from the renowned Birmingham set St Philips Chambers. John will become a member the specialist Property team led by Michelle Stevens-Hoare.

John has developed an outstanding practice specialising in chancery and commercial law with a particular focus on property and property related professional negligence cases. He is regularly instructed in the Chancery Division as well as the Court of Appeal and has appeared in the House of Lords. He recently acted for the developer Mainstream Properties, in the one of the three linked cases on economic torts in the House of Lords, now reported as OBG v Allan [2008] 1 AC 1.

Commenting on his arrival John de Waal said: “I’m looking forward to being part of this modern and dynamic set with a strong property and professional negligence reputation and such high quality practitioners.”

Michelle Stevens-Hoare added: “Securing a leading lawyer such as John, who shares our client focused values and displays a strong “can do” attitude, really maintains and enhances our commitment to providing the very best service to our property clients”.

Head of Chambers Nigel Jones QC says; “I am delighted that John has decided to join us at Hardwicke. He is a well known specialist in property who will add depth to our already highly regarded team. His arrival is timely as property clients are increasingly seeking advice on negligence issues at this crucial stage in the economic cycle.”   

For more information please contact Marketing Manager Louise Poppelwell on louise.poppelwell@hardwicke.co.uk or Practice Manager on amanda.illing@hardwicke.co.uk or telephone 0207 242 2523