Judith Jackson QC 1975 (QC 1994)
M. Res in Spanish and Latin American Cultural Studies with Distinction (2012)
Judith Jackson has a wide ranging Commercial Chancery practice with a focus on all forms of dispute resolution including contractual disputes, real estate litigation, professional negligence, probate, wills and private client trust work. She is also familiar with company work and partnership, undertakes mediation work and has acted as a mediator and arbitrator. She is instructed by many of the leading law firms as well as by in-house legal counsel and local authorities. She enjoys a challenge evidenced by her attainment of the class of Distinction in a Research Masters degree in a discipline and area of specialism new to her, namely Peruvian Chronicles of the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Judith is frequently invited to deliver seminars and workshops for solicitors’ regional associations and in-house training days.
Real Estate Litigation
Judith frequently advises on commercial and residential developments, disputes over restrictive covenants, easements, rent reviews (commercial and licensed premises) and commercial and residential landlord and tenant problems. She has a particular specialism in leasehold enfranchisement.
Private client work
Judith undertakes contentious probate, wills and trusts and has been instructed in connection with proceedings in Hong Kong , the Cayman Islands and the Channel Islands.
Judith is ranked as a leading silk in Real Estate Litigation in the Legal 500, The Lawyer and Chambers & Partners, and has been described as "seeringly intelligent” , approachable", and "good with clients" as well as being noted for "rolling her sleeves up".
Cases of Interest
The variety and experience of her practice is illustrated by the following (among other) cases in chronological order:
Hammersmith Properties (Welwyn) Ltd v Saint Gobain Ceramics & Plastics Ltd & Another (T.C.C) (14 May 2013)
The application of the first limb of S.18(1) of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1927 to terminal dilapidations.
Voyvoda v Grosvenor West End Properties & 32 Grosvenor Square Ltd (2012)
Leasehold enfranchisement, where the LVT rejected the applicant's argument that the deferment rate for blocks of flats in Prime Central London should include an additional percentage for management risks, in the light of the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England)Regulations 2003. The applicant has appealed to the U.T. which will hear the appeal in June 2013.
Milebush Properties Ltd v Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (2011)  EWCA Civ 270. A dispute about the enforcement of rights under an agreement under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 s.106, if it was to be decided by a court, ought to be decided in judicial review proceedings to which the local planning authority was a party.
Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Aggio & Ors HL  3 WLR 244; CA  3 WLR 542
The question for consideration was whether a headlessee of two flats in a block of flats was the qualifying tenant for the purposes of the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993 and was able to seek new leases of those two flats. The flats were not sublet on long leases and there was no other qualifying tenant. 71, was overruled. The case in the Court of Appeal is also of general interest on precedent as the CA held that a county court is, as a matter of judicial precedent, bound by a previous first instance decision of the High Court.
Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Maybury Court Freehold Company Limited (part of the Sportelli litigation) Court of Appeal  EWCA Civ 1042
Valuation on a collective enfranchisement under LRHUDA 1993, conjoined appeals on preliminary issues concerning the deferment rate to be used in arriving at the value of the freeholder’s interest and whether ‘hope value’ should be included.
Megarry's Rent Acts (11th Edition), Consultant Editor
Property Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Chancery Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association
Judith was a director of Bar Mutual Insurance Fund Ltd from 2000 to 2010; she is a founding member of the Property Bar Association and a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, where she served on the Buildings Committee. She has served on the Supreme Court of Procedure Committee and the Bar Council and was Chairman of the Young Barristers' Committee in 1984.