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A leading set specialising in commercial, construction, insurance and property law


Year of call: 2011


Rupert has developed a successful commercial, costs, chancery and property practice since becoming a tenant in April 2014. He is regularly instructed in FTT Property Chamber, County Court, SCCO and High Court hearings in a variety of matters ranging from mortgage repossessions to Solicitors Act assessments. Rupert is a talented advocate who is equally at home arguing a precise point of statutory construction as he is acting as one of a number of junior counsel in major litigation.

He has a varied client base and prides himself on giving commercially focused advice backed up by a tenacious manner in court. He is approachable and hard-working.

Rupert is also an ADR Accredited Mediator and a member of a specialist costs mediation panel.

He was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s C Panel) in 2017.

Recent cases

  • Willow Court Management Co v Alexander [2016] UKUT 290 (LC) led by Simon Allison
  • Rosenblatt (A Firm) v (1) TAL Limited, (2) Stamps, (3) Frudd [2016] EWHC 242 (QB)
  • Stone Rowe Brewer LLP v Just Costs Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1168; [2015] 6 Costs L.O. 779 led by PJ Kirby QC
  • McDaniel & Co v Clarke [2014] EWHC 3826 (QB); [2014] 6 Costs L.R. 96

Qualifications and Academic Background

  • First class degree (Christ Church, Oxford) – 2009
  • Distinction (GDL) – 2010
  • Very Competent (BPTC) – 2011
  • Academic scholar at Christ Church, Oxford
  • Hardwicke, Denning and Bowen scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn

Professional Associations

  • Property Bar Association
  • Chancery Bar Association
  • ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator
  • CADR Mediator
  • CFLA


  • A victory for substance over form - Bank of Cyprus v Menelaou [2015] UKSC 66 (Solicitors Journal, December 2015)
  • Crossing the line: neighbour property disputes (Solicitors Journal, March 2014) with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
  • McDaniel & Co v Clarke (Costs Lawyer Magazine, Easter 2015)

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Rupert enjoys reading, the theatre and sport. He also supports QPR; an activity he rarely finds much enjoyment in.