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Jeremy Ferris

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Jeremy Ferris

Partner

Jeremy Ferris
Locations Canterbury
Tel 01227 763939
Email jcf@furleypage.co.uk
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PROPERTY DISPUTES

  • Complex landlord and tenant disputes
  • Real estate disputes

DISPUTED WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE

  • Contested trust and probate

COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Other commercial disputes, including professional negligence

Jeremy Ferris is recognised by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for his expertise in Dispute Resolution.

Jeremy has very wide ranging experience of many aspects of litigation, but has a particular interest in disputes arising out of property given that he was a qualified chartered surveyor in both government and private practice for several years before retraining as a solicitor. He is therefore 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’s other core area is in contested trust and probate actions and he routinely 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, claims for dependants under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act, forged wills, removal of executors, disputes as to the meaning of provisions in wills and all other contentious issues that may arise in that arena.

In addition to those two core specialties Jeremy’s broader experience extends to advice on a diverse portfolio of other contentious matters. That includes professional negligence claims against solicitors and 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). He also has extensive experience of arbitration and mediations.

Jeremy Ferris is recognised by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for his expertise in Dispute Resolution.

  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

  • Property Litigation Association

  • Sits on the LexisNexis Residential Property Steering Committee

  • Associate Member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists)

'Jeremy Ferris is communicative, clear, honest and shows...

'Jeremy Ferris is communicative, clear, honest and shows empathy from the very beginning; he cuts through the jargon with advice that is concise and to the point'. 'Jeremy Ferris has the rare combination of strong technical understanding of real property matters and a tactful approach when dealing with clients'. 'Jeremy Ferris is very efficient and a pleasure to work with due to his commercial mind and ability to quickly grasp complex'. The Legal 500 2020 : Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy Ferris acts on landlord and tenant disputes...

Jeremy Ferris acts on landlord and tenant disputes as well as restrictive covenants. Clients praise his "knowledge and the way he explains the law in layman's terms. Chambers UK 2020 : Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy (Ferris) grasped a difficult situation and immediately...

Jeremy (Ferris) grasped a difficult situation and immediately took command – putting me at ease. He knew exactly what had to be done and worked his knowledge and charms on the opposing solicitor ... Needless to say with Jeremy we arrived at a very satisfactory destination. There is nothing - in my opinion - that could be improved upon with the Whitstable office. A ‘home from home!’ always a smile on arrival and a hot cup of coffee, one's worries were left at the door and on leaving they had disappeared – as if by magic! Client of Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy Ferris has expertise in contentious matters concerning...

Jeremy Ferris has expertise in contentious matters concerning dilapidations, rights of occupation and tenancy agreements. Sources particularly praise his flexible and pragmatic approach. Chambers UK 2019 - Jeremy Ferris

Areas of Specialism

PROPERTY DISPUTES

  • Complex landlord and tenant disputes
  • Real estate disputes

DISPUTED WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE

  • Contested trust and probate

COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION

  • Other commercial disputes, including professional negligence

Jeremy Ferris is recognised by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for his expertise in Dispute Resolution.

Career

Jeremy has very wide ranging experience of many aspects of litigation, but has a particular interest in disputes arising out of property given that he was a qualified chartered surveyor in both government and private practice for several years before retraining as a solicitor. He is therefore 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’s other core area is in contested trust and probate actions and he routinely 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, claims for dependants under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act, forged wills, removal of executors, disputes as to the meaning of provisions in wills and all other contentious issues that may arise in that arena.

In addition to those two core specialties Jeremy’s broader experience extends to advice on a diverse portfolio of other contentious matters. That includes professional negligence claims against solicitors and 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). He also has extensive experience of arbitration and mediations.

Jeremy Ferris is recognised by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for his expertise in Dispute Resolution.

Memberships

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Property Litigation Association

Sits on the LexisNexis Residential Property Steering Committee

Associate Member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists)

Testimonials

'Jeremy Ferris is communicative, clear, honest and shows...

'Jeremy Ferris is communicative, clear, honest and shows empathy from the very beginning; he cuts through the jargon with advice that is concise and to the point'. 'Jeremy Ferris has the rare combination of strong technical understanding of real property matters and a tactful approach when dealing with clients'. 'Jeremy Ferris is very efficient and a pleasure to work with due to his commercial mind and ability to quickly grasp complex'. The Legal 500 2020 : Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy Ferris acts on landlord and tenant disputes...

Jeremy Ferris acts on landlord and tenant disputes as well as restrictive covenants. Clients praise his "knowledge and the way he explains the law in layman's terms. Chambers UK 2020 : Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy (Ferris) grasped a difficult situation and immediately...

Jeremy (Ferris) grasped a difficult situation and immediately took command – putting me at ease. He knew exactly what had to be done and worked his knowledge and charms on the opposing solicitor ... Needless to say with Jeremy we arrived at a very satisfactory destination. There is nothing - in my opinion - that could be improved upon with the Whitstable office. A ‘home from home!’ always a smile on arrival and a hot cup of coffee, one's worries were left at the door and on leaving they had disappeared – as if by magic! Client of Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy Ferris has expertise in contentious matters concerning...

Jeremy Ferris has expertise in contentious matters concerning dilapidations, rights of occupation and tenancy agreements. Sources particularly praise his flexible and pragmatic approach. Chambers UK 2019 - Jeremy Ferris

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