"A calm and considered, professional approach to work. Highly responsive. A barrister who is always my first choice for property litigation work."Legal 500 2021
"Calm, considered, and commercial."Legal 500 2020
"He exudes confidence and know-how, experienced in a broad range of property matters."Legal 500 2019
Stephen Jones has a civil practice, with particular emphasis on property related work.
He has appeared in a number of significant reported cases concerning commercial leases. He is also frequently instructed in cases concerning landlord and tenant (both business and residential), contracts for sale of land, boundary disputes, adverse possession, easements and restrictive covenants.
He is the editor of the Landlord and Tenant and Housing section of The Green Book. He is a member of the Property Bar Association and, with other members of the Pump Court Chambers Property Team, regularly gives seminars on aspects of property law.
Variation of Tomlin Order – limits to Court’s powers.
Restrictive covenant – modification under ss 84(1)(aa) and (c) of Law of Property Act 1925 – ‘thin end of the wedge’.
Restrictive covenant – sections 84(1)(aa) and (c) of Law of Property Act 1925 – ‘thin end of the wedge’.
Fishing rights, riparian rights, artificial watercourses, land registration).
Application to discharge restrictive covenant – sections 84(1)(a),(aa) and (c) of Law of Property Act 1925.
Commercial lease – assignment – estoppel by conduct – estoppel by convention.
Commercial landlord and tenant – construction of service charge obligation.
Money paid subject to ‘Quistclose’ trust – equitable compensation).
Rectification of the register.
Adverse possession of registered land.