Justin Perring

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Justin Perring

"Justin Perring is knowledgeable, approachable and always thoroughly well prepared for client conferences and hearings alike."

2017

"His advice is crisp and to the point, ideal for passing to the client."

2017

"Justin is incredibly insightful and experienced for his call."

2017

"Excellent in both an advisory and advocacy role and always approachable and prepared to go the extra mile to get the job done."

2017

“A calm and supreme operator, driven to obtain the best results in the circumstances for any case that he deals with.”

2017

"Can't speak highly enough"

2019

"Justin went way over and above what I could have ever considered possible"

2019

"Did a fantastic job"

2019

Practice Overview

Justin practices in Commercial, Chancery and Property law, including litigation; contentious and non-contentious drafting, and advisory work.

He is instructed in the High Court, First-Tier Tribunal and County Court. He also frequently represents parties at mediation.

Before joining Chambers, Justin worked for directory-ranked firms of solicitors in London where he assisted with multi-million-pound commercial and construction litigation in the High Court; corporate transactions, and undertook contentious and non-contentious drafting.

He brings a grounded, pragmatic and commercial approach to his instructions, demonstrating tactical acumen and judgement beyond his year of call.

Justin was awarded a First Class degree and a MA from University College London and was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn as a Bedingfield Scholar.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Justin is frequently instructed by parties to represent them in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and adjudication in his areas of practice.

Commercial Chancery

Justin is instructed by businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial chancery matters. His expertise includes contracts, restraint of trade/restrictive covenants, agency, guarantees, construction, utilities, company law, director, shareholder and partnership disputes, insolvency, and professional liability. Recent examples of work include:

Contentious:

  • Claim against a former member of an LLP for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenant, restitution and seeking injunctive relief
  • Proceedings relating to the winding up of a traditional partnership and the administration of two estates
  • Proceedings against numerous defendants alleging breach of directors’ duties, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, dishonest assistance, restitution and seeking injunctive relief
  • Resisting a claim brought by a liquidator against a limited company and an individual for making payments at undervalue, in preference or misfeasance
  • Successful adjudication in respect of interim payments
  • Proceedings against a firm of solicitors in relation to advice given to an individual guaranteeing a loan to a company over of which he was neither a director nor shareholder
  • Proceedings against a house builder in respect of an uninhabitable new-build property
  • Inquiry into damages following the wrongful granting of a freezing order
  • Claim in breach of contract, breach of trust, and unjust enrichment in respect of numerous loans
  • Representing a UAE bank resisting an application to annul a bankruptcy
  • Proceedings against an agent for misrepresentation, illegality of contract and breach of the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract

Advice:

  • The interpretation of part of a £300 Capital Delivery Contract including scope, variation, and termination clauses and the merits of a claim stemming from a Delay Event under a £2million Scheme
  • The application of the Limited Liability Partnership Regulations 2001 and the scope of the fiduciary duties of LLP members and the enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Determining the beneficiaries under a contingent trust holding an insurance policy in relation to a traditional partnership which subsequently became a LLP
  • Transmission and transfer of inherited shares following the death of a sole company director and the merits of an unfair prejudice petition
  • Whether online competitor practices engaged the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008
  • Whether the award of a call-off contract under a framework agreement breached procurement law under the Utilities Contract Regulations 2016
  • Price justification and the likely recovery of an expert report in relation to multi-million-pound banking litigation (with Christopher Brookes)
  • Interpretation of a personal guarantee of a business

Non-contentious Drafting:

  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Partnership and LLP Agreements
  • Consultancy contracts
  • Data Processing Agreements
  • Novation agreements

Property

Justin’s Property practice includes co-ownership, boundary disputes, easements, restrictive covenants, village greens, compulsory purchase, utilities, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, and environmental law and professional liability. Recent examples of work and current instructions include:

Contentious:

  • Declaration of the interpretation of a contact for sale and TP1; claim for rectification based on common mistake; declaration of an easement by necessity
  • Proceedings relating to the winding up of a farming partnership, the administration of two estates and proprietary estoppel
  • Defending trespass proceedings on the grounds of a constructive trust and proprietary estoppel
  • Proceedings against a firm of solicitors in relation to the sale of property with a fraudulent element
  • Proceedings against a neighbour for damage caused to a property through trespass, nuisance, negligence and breach of the Party Wall Act 1996 including injunctive relief
  • Submissions resisting an application to register land as a Village Green
  • Submissions to the Information Commissioner’s Office resisting the disclosure of infrastructure locations under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • First-Tier Tribunal: Boundary Disputes; Service Charges; Improvement Notices; Land Registration
  • Renewal of 1954 Act business tenancies
  • Appeal against the making of a demolition order under section 265 of the Housing Act 1985

Advice:

  • Prescriptive easement, adverse possession and the Neighbouring Land Act following “land grabs” by neighbours of unregistered land
  • The enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • The construction of a licence without termination provisions for the laying of a sewage pipe by a statutory undertaker
  • The beneficial ownership of a former partner in respect of residential property under TOLATA
  • The implication of concurrent land registration and adverse possession
  • Interpretation of the demise in a lease and liability for maintenance and disrepair
  • Whether compulsory purchase was available to a statutory undertaker for the purpose of an Aquifier Storage and Recovery Scheme
  • The application of survey powers under the Water Industry Act 1991 with a view to securing the compulsory purchase of land

Non-contentious Drafting:

  • Easements and restrictive covenants
  • Commercial Leases
  • Licenses

Trusts, Estates, Probate & Private Client

Justin’s practice includes contentious probate and administration, claims under the Inheritance Act 1975, co-ownership disputes and proceedings in the Court of Protection. Recent examples of work and current instructions include:

Contentious:

  • Proceedings against the administrator of an intestate estate for an administration order, devastavit, restitution, breach of fiduciary duty and interim injunctive and declarative relief
  • Proceedings for adequate provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • Proceedings under the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 for the recovery of care home fees
  • Proceedings challenging the validity of an enduring power of attorney
  • Application to remove a professional executor of an estate and for various administration orders

Advice:

  • The construction of a will and whether property held in a foreign jurisdiction was subject to it
  • Advising as to how estate assets could be sold and the trusts in the Will and the views expressed in a letters of wishes could be realised
  • Liability for lost remains
  • The construction of a will and whether to enter a caveat