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.

Iain Bain
Called to the Bar in 2007

An established civil practitioner who has a practical approach to litigation and a keen eye for detail, Iain has practised at Fenners Chambers since completing his pupillage in 2009.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial
  • Property
  • Personal Injury

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial: contractual disputes, personal and corporate insolvency and professional negligence
  • Landlord and Tenant: possession proceedings (private and social landlords), breaches of covenant, dilapidations, renewal of business tenancies, service charges and unlawful eviction
  • Personal injury: negligence, employers’ liability, public liability and occupiers’ liability

For more detailed guides to Iain’s work, just click on any of the practice areas listed.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

He has a razor-sharp mind
Legal 500 2017

For me he is the ultimate professional and I would highly recommend him . He is extremely knowledgeable but straightforward and easy to understand with a rare ability to cut through the legal “jargon”. All questions asked and queries raised were for the most part responded to within hours,sometimes out of office hours and on a weekend as well! He represented me in court and managed to secure a highly unusual court order. Having been involved in several legal cases over the years I became very sceptical of certain aspects of the legal system and the integrity of some of people in it,however Mr Bain’s professional approach has restored much of that lost faith. Many thanks to Mr Bain
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Iain has developed a significant property law practice since joining Fenners Chambers with a particular focus on landlord and tenant disputes. Iain frequently appears in court on interlocutory applications through to multi-track trials. He has appeared in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Iain has a significant paperwork practice settling pleadings and advising on all aspects of liability and quantum.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Possession proceedings: social and private landlords, mortgage and rent arrears, breach of tenancy, anti-social behaviour, Article 8 ECHR claims
  • Residential landlord and tenant: disrepair, forfeiture, service charges, tenancy deposits and unlawful eviction
  • Commercial landlord and tenant: dilapidations, tenancy renewal, forfeiture, service charges and unlawful eviction
  • Property law: ownership of property (trusts of land), trespass and boundary disputes.

HIS WORK

Iain accepts instructions from members of the public and fellow professionals as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.

RELEVANT CASES

Successfully defended an appeal against a possession order made in favour of Lloyds TSB.

Iain developed a keen interest in commercial litigation as a law student and has built a substantial practice in this area since joining Fenners Chambers. Iain frequently appears in court on interlocutory applications through to multi-track trials. He has appeared in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Iain has a significant paperwork practice settling pleadings and advising on all aspects of liability and quantum.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • General commercial litigation: contractual disputes, sale of goods / supply of services, debt recovery and enforcement of judgments
  • Insolvency: statutory demands, bankruptcy petitions, winding up petitions and Interim Orders
  • Professional negligence.

HIS WORK

Iain accepts instructions from members of the public and fellow professionals as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Recently succeeded in establishing liability at trial against an electrical contractor for negligent works resulting in the damage of £125,000 worth of electrical equipment.

Singh v Singh, Chancery Division 2013: – successful appeal on the issue of whether an Interim Order should have been granted pursuant to s.252 Insolvency Act 1986

Iain developed a keen interest in the law of negligence as a student and has built a substantial personal injury practice since joining Fenners Chambers. Iain frequently appears in court on interlocutory applications through to multi-track trials. He has appeared in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Iain has a significant paperwork practice settling pleadings and advising on all aspects of liability and quantum.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Negligence
  • Employers’ liability: workplace accidents and injuries, industrial disease
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Liability of highways authorities.

HIS WORK

Iain accepts instructions from members of the public and fellow professionals as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Iain has recently advised and helped to negotiate settlements in several employers’ liability claims worth between £100,000 and £700,000.

QUALIFICATIONS

MEMBER

  • BA: East Anglia
  • Graduate Diploma in Law: East Anglia
  • Best GDL Overall Performance Award