John Randall QC

Call 1978
Silk 1995
Recorder 1995
Deputy High Court Judge 2000

Commercial Agreements
Property Law
Public Law

John’s personal style when working with both professional and lay clients is reasonably informal. The combination of his genial approach and many years of experience as a QC reduces some of the stress of disputes for his clients.

John acts in a variety of high value commercial disputes, including a lot of contractually based property work, where he often represents major national and regional developers and is the only silk practising outside London who is ranked for Real Estate Litigation in the 2012 Chambers UK Guide.

Recent property development matters he has handled successfully include the Court of Appeal cases of Bovis v Persimmon [2010] NPC 108 and G&S Brough v Salvage Wharf [2010] Ch 11, and the Chancery case of Redlawn Land v Cowley [2010] EWHC 766 (Ch).

“‘The absolutely excellent’ John Randall QC ‘is a first port of call for serious matters’ before the Chancery Division, including commercial disputes and private client litigation. Commentators applaud his client care skills and declare him particularly good in conference.”
Chambers UK Guide 2012 (Chancery)

“John Randall QC is ‘an intelligent and forceful advocate who commands control of the courtroom.’ … he is valued for ‘understanding cases in terms of both commercial objectives as well as legal hurdles.’” Chambers UK Guide 2012 (Commercial Dispute Resolution)

John also undertakes commercially related Judicial Review work in the Administrative Court. In the recent reported case from the Administrative Court in Leeds, R (Grimsby Institute) v Learning & Skills Council [2010] 3 EGLR 125, a claim for financial relief founded on legitimate expectations, the judge described John’s legal submissions as “an impressive and comprehensive review of the subject of legitimate expectation in public law”.