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Edward Hicks

| Call 2004

Profile: Property

Experience and Expertise

Edward has wide experience of property litigation, and is ranked as an “up and coming” junior in the real estate litigation section of Chambers UK, being described as “very thorough in his research” and as having “great commercial awareness”.

Edward has wide experience in litigation concerning trusts of land, proprietary estoppel, equitable accounting, conveyancing disputes, boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, litigation over easements and restrictive covenants, legal and equitable charges and mortgages, landlord and tenant disputes and possession actions.

Edward’s recent experience includes dealing with property other than land in England, including disputes concerning a luxury yacht, and also with foreign real property and conflicts of laws issues, including a claim in connection with a purported sale of a group of Balinese islands, and a case concerning the declaration of trusts pursuant to English law over French land.

Edward has recently acted in the second and third rounds of litigation between the parties to Moorshead Mansions v Di Marco [2008] EWCA Civ 1371 in relation to a dispute as to the ability of a tenant owned landlord company to raise money from its members as shareholders rather than raising service charge from them as tenants.

Edward’s recent landlord and tenant work also includes acting in a claim for forfeiture of a £2m maisonette in Mayfair. Edward has also acted in confiscation proceedings in the crown court to protect the interests of third parties in property held by a fraudster.

Edward Hicks
“very thorough in his research and has great commercial awareness.”

Chambers UK