Furley Page appoints outstanding dispute resolution expert

7th October 2013

A highly regarded dispute resolution expert has been appointed as a senior associate by leading south east law firm Furley Page.

Jeremy Ferris has wide ranging experience of many aspects of litigation, including contested trust and probate actions, and he advises clients on claims arising out of Wills or Intestacy. That includes challenges to the capacity of the testator, undue influence having been exerted on the testator, forged wills, removal of executors and disputes as to the meaning of provisions in wills.

He also has a strong interest in disputes arising out of property given that he was a qualified chartered surveyor in government and private practice for eight years before retraining as a solicitor.

He has joined Furley Page’s market-leading dispute resolution team from a large south east law firm, where he was recognised by the latest Chambers UK and The Legal 500 guides for his expertise in dispute resolution.

The 46-year-old married father-of-two is regularly involved in actions for repossession, rent review disputes, breaches of covenant, dilapidation claims, actions for rent and service charge recovery, advice in respect of lease renewals, requests to sub-let or assign, for changes of user, and consent to alterations.

He also advises on nuisance issues, disputes arising over easements, freehold covenants, construction and engineering disputes and other general contentious property matters.
Jeremy has experience of handling professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and others. He has recent and ongoing instructions in the High Court and County Court as well as at the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

Peter Hawkes, Senior Partner and Head of the much-acclaimed Dispute Resolution team at Furley Page, said: “I’m confident Jeremy will prove a great asset to the firm and his skills and expertise will ensure that the dispute resolution team continues to go from strength to strength.

“Jeremy’s experience in the area of disputed wills is second to none, while his background as a chartered surveyor makes him one of the foremost experts in resolving property disputes. Our clients are sure to benefit greatly from Jeremy’s skills in these areas.”

Jeremy is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and also the Property Litigation Association. He lives in Whitstable and enjoys cycling, squash and sailing.

For further information contact Jeremy Ferris on 01227 763939.

Notes to editors

Dispute resolution team

Furley Page’s dispute resolution team is ranked by Chambers UK and The Legal 500. The latest Chambers UK rankings say: “This firm continues to be a significant force in the Kent market, operating out of Canterbury and Chatham. The team acts on a wide range of disputes, including IP, contractual, professional negligence and construction-related matters. Its notable clients include the University of Kent and accountancy firm Reeves. Sources say the team is ‘excellent and first class’ and add that its ‘good technical knowledge’ and client focus means that it is ‘good to do business with’.”


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