Stephanie Jarron


Year of Call 1990



General Profile


Stephanie Jarron is principally a property litigator. If the dispute involves land, then she is interested in dealing with it, whether in an advisory capacity, drafting statements of case or appearing as advocate. She has a reputation for quickly getting to the essence of a case and for her ability to assimilate and present complicated facts to clients in an uncomplicated way.  She is also highly regarded by Judges as a confident advocate with the ability to lead the Court to the main points of dispute.  She is highly-rated by the directories, a wide range of solicitors and is able to develop an excellent rapport with lay clients.

 

Stephanie devotes about a third of her practice to contentious probate litigation. Much of this involves contested wills and Inheritance Act cases and increasingly she is instructed in property and affairs work in the Court of Protection.

 

Stephanie’s other areas of emphasis is commercial litigation and insolvency aspects of her main specialisms.  

 

 

Directory comments:

 

"Stephanie has a very confident and authoritative presence in court and clearly commands the respect of the judges. She can present very complex legal arguments in a logical manner and cross-examines with a considered but fatal charm."

(Chambers & Partners 2018)

 

"Popular with clients and excellent in conference. She gives comprehensive advice and is always fully prepared for advocacy." "Thorough, hard-working and a pleasure to work with."

(Chambers & Partners 2018)

 

‘She is a persuasive and punchy advocate.’

(Legal 500 2017)

 

“A tenacious advocate always willing to fight her client’s corner”

 (Chambers & Partners 2017)

 

"Adept at explaining complex legal issues to lay clients in an easily understood way."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

 

"Her advice is very clear and easy to follow and she is very pragmatic."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

 

"She is well prepared, commercial and a punchy advocate."

(Chambers UK 2015)

 

“She is a gifted and superb advocate.”

(Chambers UK 2014)

 

“She has a highly measured approach and a thorough attention to detail.”

(Chambers UK 2014)

 

 
Real property disputes: recent cases include

 

  • a dispute over a fraudulently created document allegedly entitling the claimant to a beneficial interest in property
  • advice in the relation to the exercise of option agreements
  • successfully obtaining injunctions on behalf of power supplier to gain access to land
  • resisting an application for possessory title claimed by someone claiming an equitable tenancy
  • advising in relation to enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • various Land Registry Adjudications relating to the entry of notices and restrictions in the register of title
  • Land Registry Adjudication which established a right to park
  • advising in relation to the establishment of a right of way
  • obtaining damages in lieu of specific performance in circumstances where buyers of flats had defaulted on their obligations to complete contracts
  • boundary dispute over shared right of access
  • advising landowner on compensation claim arising out of the construction of the Tyne Tunnel
  • arbitration  on the construction of clauses within a transfer of land
  • advising on the effect of a sub-charge over land and whether it was an enforceable security
  • advising landowner on leasehold enfranchisement in circumstances where leases had expired and tenants had taken no action to enforce their rights
    • co-owner/beneficial interest disputes
  • advising in case involving setting aside gift for lack of capacity and undue influence where transferor suffering from Alzheimer’s
  • party wall act disputes

 


Landlord and tenant disputes:

 

  • advocate in substantial litigation between parish council and football club including issues of whether agreement was a lease or a licence
  • obtaining an order to compel a guarantor to execute a new lease following the insolvency and disclaimer of the original tenant (RVB Investments Ltd v Bibby [2013] EWHC 65)
  • advising tenants and landlords in relation to dilapidations claims
  • advising on activating break clause
  • advising large group of tenants in case before leasehold valuation tribunal in relation to service charges for major repair works
  • obtaining substantial damages against landlord in claim involving the extent of a reinstatement following fire clause in commercial lease
  • advising local authority on lease renewal when it wished to demolish the property
  • advising local housing co-operative whether their tenancies fall foul of the decision in Mexfield Housing Co-operative v Berrisford
  • advising landlord in relation to his HMO licence being removed

 

 

Contentious probate:

 

  • advising and drafting proceedings in family discretionary settlement dispute and will dispute
  • advising in will dispute between step-siblings
  • advising in solicitor’s negligence claim where they had fallen into the “Frankland trap”
  • successfully seeing off local authority in claim for care home fees

 

 

Commercial litigation:

 

  • application concerning registration of an enduring power of attorney
  • application for a statutory will
  • advising and drafting proceedings in family discretionary settlement dispute and will dispute
  • removal of executor of a will
  • advising in will dispute between step-siblings
  • advising in solicitor’s negligence claim where they had fallen into the “Frankland trap”
  • successfully seeing off local authority in claim for care home fees

 

 

Insolvency aspects of the above areas

 

  • successfully pursuing solicitor’s client to bankruptcy to enforce payment of solicitor’s bill, issues raised were whether debt was a liquidated sum or not
  • various transactions at an under value and unlawful distributions cases