Justin Barker Justin Barker
Consultant Solicitor

Justin joined Setfords in February 2013. Since qualifying as a Barrister in 2001 he has practised as a specialist in contentious property law throughout his career. He has broad experience of property disputes of various kinds and issues arising in transactions, insolvencies and other situations.

He has often given seminars in his specialist fields, including for the training programme of the LPA Receivers' association, NARA.

Justin's expertise covers the full range of property law, in particular:

  • Commercial landlord-and-tenant disputes, especially in relation to service charges, dilapidations, management issues such as the exercise of a break option, forfeiture, insolvency, landlord's consent to assignments, sub-letting and alterations, lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and rent review
  • Residential long-leasehold: leasehold enfranchisement, disrepair, management and service-charge disputes, RTM, tenants' right of pre-emption and proceedings in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal as well as the courts
  • Housing possession and disrepair, chiefly on behalf of large landlords in both the public and private sectors
  • Real property issues over easements, especially rights of way and rights to light, restrictive covenants, nuisance, adverse possession and boundaries, and common land
  • Professional negligence claims related to property
  • Property contract disputes: development and sale agreements
  • Trusts of land and co-ownership disputes.

Justin is married with two children and lives in Norfolk.



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