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Charles Sinclair

Year of call: 2007

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Charles joined 4KBW, Chambers of Timothy Raggatt QC in 2018 after spending several years in a mixed common law set. He has more than six years court advocacy experience, previously practised as a Solicitor-Advocate having obtained Higher Rights in all proceedings in 2012, following him qualifying as a Solicitor in 2011.

His practice covers a range of Chambers’ core areas of law, particularly:

• Chancery and Finance
• Property, Landlord and Tenant (Commercial and Residential)
• Insolvency (Business and Individual)

CHANCERY AND FINANCE

Charles is regularly instructed on contractual disputes in respect of recovery of loans, overdrafts, guarantees, assigned debts, direct debit mandates, and consumer credit related matters.

Charles has extensive experience in representing mortgage companies in possession proceedings (including post-eviction applications and appeals) which have included issues such as fraud, undue influence, unjust enrichment, and “freeman of the land”.

Similarly, Charles has also represented mortgage companies in claims brought by borrowers alleging harassment and unfair treatment.

Charles has also been instructed in respect of partnership disputes, joint venture disputes, and Companies Act applications.

INSOLVENCY

Charles is regularly instructed in both corporate and personal insolvency proceedings.

These include winding up petitions, applications to rescind winding up orders, the appointment of liquidators, validations orders (both individual and company), bankruptcy petitions, applications to annul bankruptcy, applications to set aside statutory demands, and applications by trustees for orders for sale.

LANDLORD AND TENANT:

Experience in respect of disrepair, forfeiture, adverse possession, boundary disputes, easements and restrictive covenants. Regularly appears in possession and forfeiture proceedings for both commercial and residential premises.

Recent cases included:

• Successfully represented a landlord in an unlawful eviction claim.
• Successfully represented a residential landlord in obtaining possession against tenants (and their respective sub-tenants) that had sublet the subject property, where no signed tenancy agreement was available for any of the named defendants.
• Successfully represented a landlord at trial in defending a disrepair claim.
• Successfully defended landlords in respect of claims pursuant to s.214 of the Housing Act 2004.

TRUSTS OF LAND

Regularly instructed on matters that involve, co-ownership, partnerships, and resulting and constructive trusts. Frequently instructed in applications for orders for sale pursuant to s.14 Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996

FIRST-TIER TRIBUNAL (PROPERTY CHAMBER)

Regularly instructed to represent Landlords and Leaseholders (and RTM Companies) in service charge disputes as well as appearing before the Tribunal on section.24 Landlord and Tenant 1987 applications and the Land Registration Tribunal in respect to challenges to the register.

OTHER PROPERTY

Charles successfully represented clients in respect of contested charging orders, and subsequently secured orders for sale pursuant to the same as well as representing Landlords in anti-social behaviour and harassment injunctions under the Housing Act 1996

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