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General editor

Gary Webber, mediator

Gary was a practising barrister for 22 years specialising in property law. Since 2003 he has practised as a mediator specialising in property mediation. For many years he ran training courses in various areas of property law. He is the author of Business Premises: Possession and Lease Renewal, 5ed (Sweet & Maxwell) and co-author of Residential Possession Proceedings, 10ed (Sweet & Maxwell).

Gary maintains and is the general editor of this property law website and is on the editorial board of the White Book. He is an associate member of Tanfield Chambers and sits as a Deputy District Judge.

Personal website: www.garywebber.co.uk
Mediator profile: Gary Webber, mediator.
E-mail: gary@thepropertymediators.co.uk

Deputy Editor

David Keighley

David Keighley was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. Until his retirement from full time practice David was a partner in and Head of Residential property at Herrington Carmichael a Legal 500 Practice. Having done so part time whilst in practice, he now uses his extensive experience to offer practical guidance in lectures at property law conferences, seminars, webinars, training courses and related events.

He is a contributing author for the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook, was the co-author of an online training course for the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), and has written for publications including the Law Society’s Property in Practice Magazine and the Solicitors Journal.

Tel: 01726 67674;
Tel: 07464 485506

Section editors

William Batstone, barrister

William is a barrister at Guildhall Chambers, Bristol and sits as a Deputy District Judge. He is the editor of the section dealing with public access to land.

Website: www.guildhallchambers.co.uk
E-mail: william.batstone@guildhallchambers.co.uk
Tel: 0117 927 3366

Nigel Clayton, barrister

Nigel is a barrister at Kings Chambers in Manchester and Leeds and sits as a Civil Recorder. He is the editor of the mortgage section of the site. He also maintains the specialist website dealing with mortgages at www.legalmortgage.co.uk.

E-mail: nclayton@kingschambers.com
Website: www.kingschambers.com

Peta Dollar, trainer

Peta is a non-practising solicitor with more than 25 years' experience of all areas of commercial property law. She now writes and lectures full time on a wide variety of property-related topics both at conferences and in house. Peta is a member of the Editorial Board of Landlord and Tenant Review, on the Consultation Board of Practical Law Company (Property) and the co-author of Tenants' Pre-emption Rights: A landlord's guide to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (Jordans). She is the co-editor of the property transactions section of the site.

E-mail: peta@petadollar.co.uk

Harriet Holmes, barrister

Harriet is a barrister at Wilberforce Chambers, who practices all aspects of property law. Harriet is the editor of the sections dealing with residential tenancies and property litigation.

E-mail: hholmes@wilberforce.co.uk

Piers Harrison, barrister

Piers is a barrister at Tanfield Chambers. He is the editor of the enfranchisement and right of first refusal sections of the Long Leases part of the site.

Tel: 020 7421 5300
E-mail: piersharrison@tanfieldchambers.co.uk

Emma Humphreys, solicitor

Emma is a partner in the property litigation team at Charles Russell LLP. She is a member of the Training and Education Committee of The Property Litigation Association and of the Steering Group of the RICS Dilapidations Forum. Emma is the editor of the sections of the site dealing with easements and restrictive covenants.

Web: www.cr-law.co.uk
E-mail: Emma.Humphreys
Tel: 020 7203 5326

Samantha Jackson, barrister

Samantha is a barrister at 1 Chancery Lane specialising in property and landlord and tenant law. She is the editor of the boundaries and adverse possession, and co-ownership and estoppel sections of the site.

E-mail: SJackson@1chancerylane.com
Tel: 020 7092 2900

Tim Selley

Tim is a partner with Crosse and Crosse solicitors in Exeter, specialising in property litigation. He has a particular interest in acting for park home owners and residents associations; work that he has all over the country. He was appointed Specialist Advisor for the "Communities and Local Government" Select Committee of MPs for its enquiry and report into the reform of park home law. Tim is the editor of the Mobile Homes section of the site.

Crosse and Crosse
Email: tims@crosse.co.uk
Tel: 01392 678694

Saira Kabir Sheikh, barrister

Saira is a barrister at Francis Taylor Building. Her practice covers all aspects of planning and environmental law, local government, highways, compulsory purchase, Transport and Works Orders and parliamentary. She also advises and acts in statutory nuisance matters and health and safety. She regularly appears in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Public Inquiries and the Crown and Magistrates Courts in a wide range of proceedings. Saira is the editor of the planning section of the site.

Francis Taylor Building
Email: clerks@ftb.eu.com or saira.sheikh@ftb.eu.com
Tel: 020 7353 8415

Sarah Thompson-Copsey, trainer

Sarah is a former partner and head of the London property litigation practice of the firm then known as Denton Hall with over 15 years experience in commercial property disputes. She now works as a freelance legal speaker and writer. Sarah is a co-author of Tenants' Pre-emption Rights: A Landlord's Guide to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, and has written extensively for a number of legal and property journals. Sarah is the editor of the Business Lease Renewal and Landlord and Tenant (General) sections of the site.

E-mail: stcjb@btinternet.com

Jonathan Upton, barrister

A team of barristers at Tanfield Chambers, led by Jonathan Upton and including Richard Alford, Katie Gray and Diane Doliveux write the section dealing with service charges and property management, in the Long Leases part of the site.

E-mail: jonathanupton@tanfieldchambers.co.uk
Tel: 020 7421 5300

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