Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Andrew Gore

Called to the Bar in 1973

A highly experienced property lawyer with particular interests in land use, agriculture and public law, Andrew brings as much enthusiasm to the law as he did when he first joined Fenners, now allied to a great depth of experience.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Property
  • Public law
  • Mediation & arbitration

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Property: freehold property; land development; conveyancing negligence; commercial leaseholds
  • Public law:  public services & administration; environmental law; planning
  • Mediation & arbitration: as mediator, arbitrator & advocate

HIS WORK

Andrew accepts instructions from members of the public, public bodies and property professionals as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.

He has mediated for over 15 years and accepts appointments as an arbitrator.

Despite the restrictions on public funding, Andrew welcomes legal aid instructions when available in his areas of practice . He is a member of Advocate, the Bar’s free legal service, and chairs two charitable bodies.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

A highly experienced property barrister with a diverse practice. He routinely handles development issues alongside land ownership and land use matters
Chambers and Partners 2020

He has a niche interest in agricultural and rural law
Legal 500 2017

An expert in agricultural matters
Legal 500 2016

His expertise includes property-related professional negligence
The Legal 500 2015

PUBLIC LAW

Andrew Gore trained in specialist public law chambers before joining Fenners and has always maintained a complementary practice in local government administration and planning and environmental law alongside his property practice. His cases often include property and public law elements.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Local government: public administration & democratic control; highways & public rights of way; local taxation; housing policy; markets; cemeteries; allotments;  building control
  • Environmental Law: village greens & commons; land drainage; inland waterways; waste disposal; noise; terrestrial pollution
  • Planning: planning appeals; enforcement proceedings; trees & woodlands; listed buildings; conservation areas

HIS WORK

Andrew accepts instructions from members of the public, public bodies and planning and property professionals as well as traditional referrals from solicitors. He appears for individuals and public authorities at enquiries, the High Court and Court of Appeal.

At various times he has acted for or against most local authorities from Lincolnshire to Hertfordshire, and from Milton Keynes across to the East Coast. Andrew has successfully mediated a number of disputes involving public bodies, as well as acting as advocate in public sector mediations. He has also acted in arbitrations involving local authorities, both as advocate and arbitrator.

Despite the restrictions on public funding, Andrew welcomes legal aid instructions when available in his areas of practice. He is a member of Advocate, the Bar’s free legal service, and chairs two charitable bodies.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

R (Easton Parish Council) v Broadland District Council and others (2019 Planning Court): judicial review; local challenge to planning authority’s exercise of statutory powers

Mitchell v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government [2013] EWHC 1849 (Admin) : town & country planning; noise; statutory appeal from inspector

Bennett v Copeland Borough Council [2004] EWCA Civ 672 [2004] RA 171 Court of Appeal: local taxation; second home liability R v Braintree District Council ex p. Halls (2000) P & CR 266: sale of council houses; statutory powers of local authorities

Fenland District Council v Reuben Rose Ltd [2000] PLCR 376: town & country planning; listed buildings; mistaken exercise of statutory powers; injunctive relief

PROPERTY

Andrew Gore is a highly experienced property lawyer. A long-standing member of Fenners Chambers, Andrew retains his enthusiasm for property law and offers wide-ranging experience of property-related work.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Freehold property:  land development; restrictive covenants; registered land adjudication; unregistered land & title problems; easements; rights of way; boundaries; adverse possession; common land; minerals; water & drainage; conveyancing negligence
  • Leasehold property: commercial leases; residual Rent Act tenancies
  • Agricultural law: Agricultural holdings; farm business tenancies; claims covering the spectrum of rural disputes

HIS WORK

In addition to referrals from solicitors Andrew accepts instructions from members of the public, public bodies and property professionals.

Despite the restrictions on public funding, Andrew welcomes legal aid instructions when available in his areas of practice. He is a member of Advocate, the Bar’s free legal service, and chairs two charitable bodies.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

A highly experienced property barrister with a diverse practice. He routinely handles development issues alongside land ownership and land use matters
Chambers and Partners 2020

He has a niche interest in agricultural and rural law
Legal 500 2017

An expert in agricultural matters
Legal 500 2016

His expertise includes property-related professional negligence
The Legal 500 2015

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Patrick v Bett, Gethin & Thornham Parish Council [2020] UKUT 36 (Upper Tribunal, Lands Chamber): registered land; first registration; appeal; jurisdiction

Law v Haider [2017] UKUT 212 (Upper Tribunal, Tax & Chancery Chamber): registered land; use of restrictions; relationship with unilateral notices

White & others v Williams & others, Abrahams v Williams & others [2011] PTSR 1151: charging orders; unsecured creditors; charity trustees' breach of trust

White & others v Williams & others [2010] PTSR 1575: cy-pres doctrine; ecclesiastical property

B v B (P Ltd intervening) [1995] 1 FLR 374: registered land; notice; priorities

Pennell v Payne [1995] Q.B. 192: agricultural holding; effect of surrender

Midland Bank v Cooke [1995] 4 All ER 562: landmark constructive trust case

QUALIFICATIONS

MA: Cambridge

Regional Judge of the First Tier Property Tribunal

Accredited Mediator: Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

Fellow: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1991-2018

Called to the Bar in 1973

MEMBER

  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Planning & Environment Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association