Justin Perring (associate tenant)

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Justin Perring (associate tenant)

"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.

He was ranked in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 within the commercial, banking, insolvency and chancery practice areas, and was noted as a “rising star”.

He undertakes a range of contentious work in the Business and Property Courts of the High Court as well as the County Court and the First Tier Tribunal, often against specialist, more senior counsel.

He also undertakes advisory and non-contentious drafting work.

Justin has experience of working with City, regional and local solicitors, in-house legal teams and teams of counsel.

He brings a grounded, pragmatic and commercial approach to his instructions.

Justin took a first class BA 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 as counsel to attend mediations.

 

Recent examples of work include:

 

Commercial

 

  • Representing the Claimant shareholder and director in a boardroom dispute concerning breach of the Companies Act 2006, misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and seeking restitution.
  • Representing the Defendant in an agency commission action.
  • Representing 1 of 4 Defendants in a dispute concerning unlawful means conspiracy, breach of restrictive covenants and breach of confidence.
  • Representing the Claimant in a professional negligence action against solicitors stemming from property litigation.

 

Property

 

  • Property disputes including trespass, adverse possession, boundaries and rights of way and covenants.
  • Representing 1 of 2 Defendants in action claiming breach of restrictive covenants.
  • Claims under TOLATA.
  • Representing the Defendant in an agricultural tenancy and proprietary estoppel action worth c. £2 million.

 

Wills, probate, trusts and private client

 

  • Representing 3 of 4 Claimants concerning the administration of a c. £3.5 million estate.
  • Representing a local authority in a c. £300,000.00 care home fees action.
  • Claims under the Inheritance Act 1975.

Commercial

Recent examples of work include:

 

  • Obtaining judgment in the sum of £5.9 million following the wrongful granting of a freezing order. The underlying claim sought damages for breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and restitution for financial trading losses.
  • Proceedings concerning commercial fraud, conspiracy, agency, piercing the corporate veil and malicious prosecution.
  • Advising on multi-million pound schemes under a £300 million capital delivery contract including interpretation, variations, termination, and delay events.
  • Representing 1 of 4 Defendants in an action alleging unlawful means conspiracy, breach of restrictive covenants and breach of confidence.
  • 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.
  • Proceedings for agency fees involving illegality, penalty clauses, and effective cause arguments.
  • Proceedings in breach of contract, breach of trust, and unjust enrichment in respect of numerous loans.
  • Price justification and the likely recovery of an expert report in relation to prospective banking litigation.
  • 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.
  • Advising on an employee Alternative Benefit Scheme to undo a defective flowering share scheme.

Company, Shareholder, Partnership and LLP

 

Recent examples of work include:

 

  • Proceedings against a former member of an LLP for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, breach of restrictive covenant, seeking restitution and seeking injunctive relief.
  • Proceedings against numerous defendants alleging breach of directors’ duties, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, dishonest assistance, and seeking restitution and injunctive relief.
  • Unfair prejudice petition in respect of a company that runs a West London hotel.
  • Representing the directors of a special purpose vehicle incorporated to bring proceedings against a Bulgarian property developer who resisted a hostile boardroom takeover.
  • Representing a director and shareholder in a c. £ 1million breach of fiduciary duty action.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Advising a regional firm of solicitors transferring from a traditional partnership to a LLP, and associated drafting.

Construction

 

Recent examples of work include:

 

  • Advising a statutory undertaker on numerous multi-million pound schemes under a £300 million capital delivery contract including in variations, termination, and delay events.
  • Successful adjudication in respect of interim payments.
  • Proceedings in the TCC against a housebuilder who built an uninhabitable new build property.
  • Advising a local authority on compliance with CDM regulations.

Data Protection and Privacy

 

Recent examples of work include:

 

  • Advising a statutory undertaker on the application of GDPR to covert internal investigations of employees.
  • Representing the Home Office for alleged historic breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998, breach of confidence and misuse of private information.
  • Dispute concerning the loss of financial and medical data of an employee.
  • Dispute concerning the disclosure of customer financial information.
  • Obtaining pre-action disclosure in highly sensitive proceedings brought under the Data Protection Act and breach of confidence.
  • Advising on a response to the ICO’s consultation on direct marketing activities.
  • Resisting challenges brought under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Injunctions and interim applications

Recent examples of work include:

 

  • Freezing injunctions.
  • Mandatory, prohibatory, quia timet, and springboard injunctions.
  • Security for costs applications.
  • Strike out and summary judgment applications.
  • Relief from sanctions applications.
  • Amendments to statements of case.
  • Unless orders.
  • Debarring orders.
  • Specific and third party disclosure applications.

Insolvency

Recent examples of work include:

 

  • Representing a former partner of a traditional partnership in relation to the winding up of the partnership and the administration of a multi-million pound estate.
  • Resisting a claim brought by a liquidator against a limited company and an individual for making payments at undervalue, in preference or misfeasance.
  • Setting aside a statutory demand issued by an insurance broker seeking to enforce a guarantee.
  • Representing a UAE bank resisting an application to annul a bankruptcy.
  • Advice on the effect of the administration of a major retailer on leaseholders of commercial premises on the Isle of Wight.
  • Advice on enforceability of a judgment debt assigned from a company in liquidation which did not include details of the debt in the liquidation.
  • Advising a surety of an insolvent company on the effect of disclaimer, the granting of a tenancy at will, and the election of the landlord in taking possession of commercial premises.

Professional negligence

Recent examples of work include:

 

  • 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.
  • Dispute with accountants and solicitors concerning the advice given and the documents drafted in selling a private limited company.
  • Dispute with solicitors and accountants in respect of advice and documents drafted to put into effect a flowering share scheme.
  • Dispute concerning negligent advice given by solicitors in property litigation concerning easements and covenants.
  • Dispute concerning negligent advice by a residential conveyancer in respect of a collective investment scheme.
  • Dispute with a firm of solicitors in relation to sale of a property with a fraudulent element.
  • Dispute concerning the negligent survey of a listed building.

Property

Recent examples of work include:

 

Real Property

 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Proceedings seeking damages following the aborted sale of a listed manor house.
  • Resisting injunctions to restrain breaches of restrictive covenants.
  • Proceedings seeking a determined boundary and resisting adverse possession.
  • Proceedings in relation to an agricultural tenancy and proprietary estoppel.
  • 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; Improvement Notices; Land Registration.
  • Appeal against the making of a demolition order under section 265 of the Housing Act 1985.
  • Advising on the viability of two sites for compulsory purchase for the purposes of installing aquifer storage and recovery apparatus.
  • Prescriptive easement, adverse possession and the Neighbouring Land Act 1992 following “land grabs” by neighbours of unregistered land.
  • Advising a statutory undertaker as to a scheme to handle requests to decommission and/or remove infrastructure assets under ss. 116 and 185 of the Water Industry Act 1991.
  • The application of survey powers under the Water Industry Act 1991 with a view to securing the compulsory purchase of land.

 

Commercial Landlord and Tenant

 

  • Construction of leases.
  • Lease assignments.
  • Contested 1954 Act lease renewals.
  • Dilapidations claims.
  • Forfeiture and relief from forfeiture.
  • Interim injunctions.
  • Tenancies at will.

 

Residential Landlord and Tenant 

 

  • Resisting an application under s. 19 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 for particulars of sale of the freehold.
  • Resisting the terms of acquisition of the freehold of a London residential block in First Tier Tribunal proceedings brought under s. 24(1) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, in particular the development value of roof space.
  • Forfeiture and relief from forfeiture.
  • Service and administration charges.

Trusts of land 

 

  • Proceedings relating to the beneficial interest of a London Property worth £2.3 million on the grounds of proprietary estoppel, constructive trust, resulting trust, quistclose trust and restitution.
  • Defending claims brought under TOLATA/ proprietary estoppel on the basis of duress and undue influence.
  • Defending trespass proceedings on the grounds of a constructive trust and proprietary estoppel.

Trusts, Estates, Probate & Private Client

Recent examples of work include:

 

Wills and probate

 

  • Proceedings brought by the trustees of a will trust seeking the court’s determination as to whether the trust can be ended or varied in accordance with the rule in Saunders v Vauntier; the Variation of Trusts Act 1958, the Trustees Act 1925 or otherwise.
  • Proceedings against the administrator of an intestate estate for an administration order, devastavit, restitution, breach of fiduciary duty and interim injunctive and declarative relief.
  • Challenging a Will on the basis of undue influence and lack of capacity.
  • Proceedings for adequate provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, including s. 4 applications.
  • Proceedings under the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 and the Care Act 2014 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.
  • 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 letter of wishes could be realised.
  • Liability for lost remains.
  • The construction of a Will the removal of caveats.

 

Trusts of land 

 

  • Proceedings relating to the beneficial interest of a London Property worth £2.3 million on the grounds of proprietary estoppel, constructive trust, resulting trust, quistclose trust and restitution.
  • Representing the Claimants in TOLATA proceedings brought in respect of a property purchased for the benefit of an adult protected party.
  • Defending claims brought under TOLATA/ proprietary estoppel on the basis of duress and undue influence.
  • Defending trespass proceedings on the grounds of a constructive trust and proprietary estoppel.