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Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy Ferris

Partner

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 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

Furley Page Solicitors provides 'an extremely high level...

Furley Page Solicitors provides 'an extremely high level of service' to a range of commercial property investors and developers, as well as landowners in the agriculture and education sectors. David Hall has a longstanding track record acting for commercial on issues concerning business lease renewals, tenant default and insolvency, building dilapidation cases and adverse possession claims. Jeremy Ferris, who has'considerable experience and expertise, and always provides high-quality advice in a clear, concise manner'. The Legal 500 2019 - Property Litigation

The 'very impressive' Jeremy Ferris advises clients on...

The 'very impressive' Jeremy Ferris advises clients on a broad range of contentious landlord and tenant issues, as well as compulsory purchase matters. Sources say he 'has the patience of a saint' and is 'very reassuring.' Chambers UK 2018 - Jeremy Ferris

I found Jeremy Ferris to be very helpful....

I found Jeremy Ferris to be very helpful. He explained the process and his assistance and knowledge helped us to reverse the decision of the other solicitors regarding my mother’s estate. I would highly recommend your practice to all. I am so grateful for his help with this matter. CT - Private Client of Jeremy Ferris

We were entirely happy with the quality of...

We were entirely happy with the quality of your service. Legal jargon was kept to a minimum!  We were instilled with confidence and sensitively guided through a difficult process. Excellent Job. NR, Private Client of Jeremy Ferris

Former chartered surveyor Jeremy Ferris advises a broad...

Former chartered surveyor Jeremy Ferris advises a broad range of clients on development-related disputes and compulsory purchase issues. Sources appreciate his "approachability, frankness and ability to give good advice." Chambers UK 2017 - Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy Ferris is recommended by The Legal 500...

Jeremy Ferris is recommended by The Legal 500 2016 for his expertise in Property Litigation. The Legal 500 2016 : Jeremy Ferris Recommended Lawyer

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is...

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is led by ‘canny litigator’ David Hall, who ‘never takes his eyes off the commercial objective’, and includes George Crofton-Martin and Jeremy Ferris. In 2015, the group resolved a long-running compulsory purchase case for the London Borough of Wandsworth. The Legal 500 2016, Property litigation

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 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

Furley Page Solicitors provides 'an extremely high level...

Furley Page Solicitors provides 'an extremely high level of service' to a range of commercial property investors and developers, as well as landowners in the agriculture and education sectors. David Hall has a longstanding track record acting for commercial on issues concerning business lease renewals, tenant default and insolvency, building dilapidation cases and adverse possession claims. Jeremy Ferris, who has'considerable experience and expertise, and always provides high-quality advice in a clear, concise manner'. The Legal 500 2019 - Property Litigation

The 'very impressive' Jeremy Ferris advises clients on...

The 'very impressive' Jeremy Ferris advises clients on a broad range of contentious landlord and tenant issues, as well as compulsory purchase matters. Sources say he 'has the patience of a saint' and is 'very reassuring.' Chambers UK 2018 - Jeremy Ferris

I found Jeremy Ferris to be very helpful....

I found Jeremy Ferris to be very helpful. He explained the process and his assistance and knowledge helped us to reverse the decision of the other solicitors regarding my mother’s estate. I would highly recommend your practice to all. I am so grateful for his help with this matter. CT - Private Client of Jeremy Ferris

We were entirely happy with the quality of...

We were entirely happy with the quality of your service. Legal jargon was kept to a minimum!  We were instilled with confidence and sensitively guided through a difficult process. Excellent Job. NR, Private Client of Jeremy Ferris

Former chartered surveyor Jeremy Ferris advises a broad...

Former chartered surveyor Jeremy Ferris advises a broad range of clients on development-related disputes and compulsory purchase issues. Sources appreciate his "approachability, frankness and ability to give good advice." Chambers UK 2017 - Jeremy Ferris

Jeremy Ferris is recommended by The Legal 500...

Jeremy Ferris is recommended by The Legal 500 2016 for his expertise in Property Litigation. The Legal 500 2016 : Jeremy Ferris Recommended Lawyer

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is...

Furley Page Solicitors’ 'approachable and client-focused’ team is led by ‘canny litigator’ David Hall, who ‘never takes his eyes off the commercial objective’, and includes George Crofton-Martin and Jeremy Ferris. In 2015, the group resolved a long-running compulsory purchase case for the London Borough of Wandsworth. The Legal 500 2016, Property litigation

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