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Mackenzie v Cheung and Infinity

Property litigation partner, Jonathan Warner-Reed, acted for the successful respondent in the Court of Appeal case Mackenzie v Cheung and Infinity.

Instructing Carl Fain and Richard Miller of Tanfield Chambers, Jonathan achieved a landmark victory in the case concerning the interpretation of a general release provision in a conveyance.

Acting for the respondents in the appeal regarding a restrictive covenant, Jonathan's expertise in property litigation led to the successful argument that that execution of a Deed of Modification by the vendors, held in escrow, which varied the restrictive covenant to allow the erection of the block would result in the development not breaching the covenant.

A copy of the judgment can be found here.


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We only recruit experienced lawyers with excellent calibre. As a result, our legal team of around 50 lawyers have an average post-qualification experience that exceeds 20 years. Most have joined us from other City firms, in-house departments and/or senior roles. Our lawyers have advised some of the UK’s most significant land owners including Barclays Bank, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Rolls Royce, The Royal Parks, The Cabinet Office and The Crown Estate. This focus on quality only has led to a 50% male and female Partner rate.

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