Always my first port of call for land, property or trust litigation
Easy to reach, easy to speak to and always delivers advice quickly and thoroughly.
His ability to identify the issues and resolve them quickly, commercially and hugely competently is greatly appreciated by us and our lay clients in equal measure.
Faisel’s practice focuses on property and Chancery litigation. In particular:
- All aspects of landlord and tenant work, both commercial and residential.
- Mortgages – including enforceability, subrogation and marshalling.
- Real property – including easements, restrictive covenants and overage agreements.
- Co-ownership disputes
- Trusts of land disputes – with particular experience of Quistclose and Pallant v Morgan trusts
- Non-domestic rates
- HMO licensing and rent repayment orders
- Professional negligence claims against property professionals
- Planning enforcement
He has extensive experience of mediations and has appeared in the Beth Din of the Federation of Synagogues.
Earlier in his career, he spent several years in the Government Legal Service where, amongst other things, he worked advised the Housing Corporation on the regulation of housing associations and worked on the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 and the Housing Act 2004.
In his spare time, he regularly attends both the theatre and comedy clubs. He practises yoga and enjoys travelling.
Commercial Landlord & Tenant
Leasehold & Leasehold Management
Real Property & Mortgages
Development & Planning
Trusts of Land
Property & Construction Professionals
Chancery Bar Association
Property Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Association of Women Barristers
Annotations to Part VII of the Localism Act 2011, Current Law Statutes
Annotations to Part II of the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008, Current Law Statutes
BVC, Inns of Court School of Law, City University
LLM, University College, University of London
LLB (Hons), Queen Mary College, University of London
Chambers & Partners Award 2019 – Outstanding Contribution to Diversity & Inclusion
Major Scholar, Inner Temple
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award
Joint Vice-Chair, Bar Council’s Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee – December 2019 to Present
Chair, Bar Council’s Disability Panel – January 2019 to Present.
Member, Inner Temple Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee – January 2019 to Present.
Member, Inner Temple Education and Training Committee – January 2019 to Present.
Member, Panel of Experts on Pre-application Judicial Education (Ministry of Justice, Bar Council, Law Society and CILEx)– October 2018 to Present
Bencher, Inner Temple – July 2018 – to Present.
Member, Inner Temple Scholarships Committee – February 2012 to Present.
Member, Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Committee – March 2012 to December 2019
Member, Bar Council’s Disability Panel – March 2012 to January 2019.
Member, Inner Temple Bar Liaison Committee – December 2011 to December 2014
Assistant Editor, Housing Law Reports – 2009 to 2012
Advocacy Trainer, Inner Temple – 2009 to Present
Editor, Housing Ombudsman Bulletin, News on the Block – 2006 to 2007
- Case Analysis – Who is liable for non-domestic rates when occupation of a hereditament is shared? (Atos IT Services Ltd v Fylde Borough Council), Lexis PSL, 03.04.20
- Case Analysis – Hughes (Valuation Officer) v Exeter CC  UKUT 7 (LC), LexisNexis, 31.01.20
- Property guardians effective for avoiding business rates liability on empty office, Lexis PSL, 24.10.19
- When orders for forfeiture can be set aside (Golding v Martin), Lexis PSL 11.04.19
- Disability at the Bar, Counsel 2019, Sep, 19-21
- Irreconcilable differences?, New Law Journal, N.L.J. 2014, 164 (7622), 15-16
- A landlord’s liability for the acts of its tenants: back to where we started – X v Hounslow LBC revisited, Journal of Housing Law (2009) Vol.12 No.5 Pages 86-87
- A landlord’s liability for the acts of its tenants: Mitchell v Glasgow City Council revisited, Journal of Housing Law J.H.L. (2009) Vol.12 No.3 Pages 48-53
- A landlord’s liability for the acts of its tenants: X v Hounslow LBC & Mitchell v Glasgow City Council, Journal of Housing Law J.H.L. (2009) Vol.12 No.1 Pages 9-14
Faisel is committed to encouraging both those considering legal careers and greater diversity within the Bar and the legal professional generally. For example, he:
- Mentors BPTC students for the Inner Temple
- Interviews students applying for scholarships for the Inner Temple
- Interviews students applying for disability awards for the Inner Temple
- Speaks on disability and the Bar at various events for the Bar Council