Ian Partridge

Ian Partridge

Call 1979

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Ian Partridge practises principally in commercial and chancery/property work.

Ian was nominated by Jacky Sellars of LawWorks for the Bar Pro Bono award of 2010. Pro Bono client Jassy Walsh said "Ian Partridge has not only renewed my faith in the legal system but also in people".

Commercial

Contract (commercial) with particular emphasis on sale of goods and contracts of surety. Commercial chancery work, such as:

  • Partnerships and joint ventures,
  • Accounts and inquiries,
  • Breach of directors' duties,
  • Contracts of surety.

Chancery and property

Chancery and property work includes:

  • Real property disputes, including boundaries, easements, restrictive covenants, sales and trusts of land and landlord and tenant (both commercial and residential).
  • Contentious probate, interpretation of wills, administration of estates, Inheritance Act claims.
  • Interpretation of trust instruments, administration of wills trusts and life-time trusts, breach of trustees' duties and accessory liability for breach of trust.
  • Implied, constructive and resulting trusts.
  • Drafting of wills, trusts and deeds of variation.

He also has a basic working knowledge of the tax provisions impacting on the above.

He also undertakes general chancery and professional (especially legal) negligence work. Ian is known for the intellectual rigour he brings to bear on the most complex legal problems. His instructions frequently have a private international law aspect.

Notable Cases

Aston Cantlow PCC v Wallbank [2003] 3 WLR 283 (HL) and [2002] Ch 51 (CA)
- chancel repairs and the Human Rights Act

Bratton Seymour Services Ltd v Oxborough [1992] BCLC 693 (CA)
- company law/landlord and tenant

General Guarantee Corporation Ltd v East Anglian Finance LTL 25/6/99 (CA)
- sale of goods/trespass to goods

Jeffrey v Gretton and Russell [2011] WTLR 809 (CH.D)
- defence of trustees charged with breach of duty.

R v Sheffield HBRB (1994) 28 HLR 36 (QB)
- Housing Benefit and trusts of land

News

February 26 2014:

Ian Partridge's article published in this months edition of the Trust and Estates Law & Tax Journal ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

MA (Oxon), Scholar

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Deputy Master (Queen's Bench Division)
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council