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Brie Stevens-Hoare QC

QC: 2013

Year of call: 1986

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Brie Stevens-Hoare QC
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Brie has a great deal of experience of mediation from both angles: as a mediator and representing clients in mediations. She is increasingly in demand in both capacities and works as a mediator privately and in the FTT.

Her recent experience as a mediator includes:

  • Two distinct disputes over ancient mooring rights on the Thames
  • Breach of contract claim between landowner and developer
  • Boundary dispute between two owners of “workers cottages” that had been going on for 4 generations
  • Dispute over proper construction and enforceability of restrictive covenants between neighbours on a small development (one of whom was the developer)
  • Ownership and related probate dispute between 5 siblings over interests in substantial farm
  • Right of way and restrictive covenant claims by freeholders on a new housing estate over neighbouring land owned by local authority
  • Multi-generational dispute over interests in a property portfolio consisting of properties in the UK, Europe and India
  • Service charge and repair dispute between leaseholders and shareholders of freehold owning company resulting in agreed planned refurbishment
  • Misrepresentation claim in design/printing franchise dispute
  • Probate dispute between children of deceased first family and second wife involving undue influence allegations
  • Dissolution dispute between former partners in property development business
  • Former cohabitees trust of land dispute over property portfolio where break down of relationship alleged to be have been violent

Directory recommendations

Brie is recommended in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 for real estate/property litigation.  Chambers UK and Chambers High Net Worth both recommend her for Traditional Chancery whilst Legal 500 recommends her for Private Client: Trusts & Probate.

  • She’s the type of person you could just sit down and talk to all day – very approachable, very much on the client’s level.” (Chambers UK)
  • “She is an advocacy expert who is able to read between the lines.” “She is very impressive and thorough in her approach.” “A persuasive advocate who is able to make complicated points simple to grasp.” (Chambers UK)
  • “She is incredibly good at what she does and is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom.” (Chambers UK)
  • “She is impressive and a safe pair of hands: I would want her on my side at all times.” (Chambers UK)
  • “A strong litigator who is particularly good at really contentious work. Her advocacy skills are highly impressive and her career is on an upward trajectory.” (Chambers UK)
  • She can read a judge and knows exactly how far to push a point.’ (Legal 500)
  • Concise in summarising her legal arguments and able to adapt her advocacy when questioned.” (Legal 500)
  • “If you ever have difficult clients, she’s the type of person you could just sit down and talk to all day – very approachable, very much on the client’s level” (Chambers High Net Worth)
  • “She provides the most practical and commercial advice and works really hard to understand where her clients need to be.” (Chambers UK)
  • An all-round modern QC. Super-bright, incredibly hardworking, and a great courtroom advocate (Legal 500)
  • Deals well with very emotional clients; she has a very good manner and listens carefully to what they have to say. (Chambers UK)
  • Brie impresses clients with her commercial and robust advice. (Chambers UK)
  • She has a hugely positive ‘can-do’ attitude and her written work is a lesson in clarity. (Legal 500)
  • The go-to silk for heavyweight property work, particularly multi-million pound development contract disputes (Legal 500)
  •  strong litigator who is particularly good at really contentious work (Chambers HNW)
  • She’s incredibly pragmatic and works really hard to understand her clients and where they need to be (Chambers HNW)

Judicial appointments

  • Tribunal Judge – FTT (Property Chamber) (Land Registration Division) (2005 to date)
  • Professional Commissioner – Judicial Appointments Commission

Professional associations

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Freehold (Board Member 2012 to date)
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (Formerly Chair)
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association (Vice-Chair)
  • ArbitralWomen

Publications

Qualifications

  • LLB
  • LLM (Property Law) with Merit
  • Mediator (Accredited by ADR Chambers UK June 2003)

Awards

Barrister of the Year, Modern Law Awards 2019
Real Estate Silk of the Year 2017, Chambers Bar Awards

Shortlisted:
– Inspirational Women in the Law 2018

CSR

Brie supports FreeBar, a forum focused on LGBT+ people and their allies working at and for the Bar.  She is also a supporter of Stonewall and a board member of Freehold, the LGBT+ property network.

She regularly writes on diversity issues in publications such as The Lawyer, Counsel magazine and Legal Cheek.

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