Philippa Daniels specialises in general chancery law, including property, insolvency and company law, estates, trusts and contentious probate and residential and commercial landlord and tenant law. She appears in courts and tribunals at all levels. She also advises individuals and businesses and has a keen interest in the development of mediation as a method of resolving disputes without the expense and stress of litigation.
Philippa also has an interest in international property law and is increasingly instructed by clients outside the jurisdiction.
All aspects of property law including sale of land, title and registration, covenants and easements, mortgages and charges, boundary disputes, trusts and equitable interests
- Professional Negligence arising out of property transactions and disputes
- Proceedings before the First Tier and Upper Tribunals
- Commercial and Residential Leases
Trusts and Equitable interests
Philippa has extensive experience of disputes arising out of co-owned properties. In Qaintance v Tandan she secured a declaration that the entire beneficial interest was vested in one of two co-owners where the other had abandoned the trust. The court held that the common intention of the parties had changed when the partner had left the property and failed to contribute any mortgage payments.
She regularly acts for and advises claimants and defendants in contentious probate cases where disputes arise out of a will or intestacy.
Philippa recently acted for the partner of a high profile politician from the Phillipines who had died in the UK. In the dispute over who would have custody of his remains Philippa represented the successful partner in obtaining letters of administration for the purpose of repatriation to the Philippines.
Landlord and Tenant
Philippa has extensive experience of acting for both tenants and landlords in residential and commercial tenancy disputes.
She is also able to advise on non-contentious matters such as lease renewals in particular the text of new leases.
Property disputes, sale and purchase, title and registration disputes, professional negligence arising out of property transactions
Civil fraud, commercial and contractual disputes, franchise agreements, shareholder remedies
Personal and corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, setting aside statutory demands, winding up petitions, injunctions restraining advertisement.
Appointments & Memberships
- Member of the Chancery Bar Association,
- Chancery Litigant in Person Scheme (‘CLIPS’),
- Bar Pro Bono Unit,
- Agricultural Law Association
- Licensed to accept Direct Public Access instructions
- CEDR accredited mediator
Edginton v Sekhon  EWCA Civ 1812
Appeal against a judge’s decision not to award a claimant his costs of a discontinued counterclaim. Held it was within the permissible grounds of his discretion under CPR r 44.3 in the light of the claimant’s conduct and his rejection of a drop hands settlement offer made by the defendants.
Quaintance v Tandan ChD  EWHC 4416 (Ch)
There had been a change of common intention where one of two tenants in common had ended the relationship and left the property within twelve weeks of purchase. The claimant was entitled to the whole of the beneficial interest and the proceeds of sale.
Ibuna v Arroyo  EWHC 428 (Ch);  W.T.L.R. 827
Grant of letters of administration to allow the partner and daughter of a deceased Filipino politician to take possession of his remains for repatriation to the Philippines for burial in accordance with his wishes, despite the opposition of the congressman’s estranged wife, who declined to participate in the English proceedings.
RMS Properties v Singh  EWCA Civ 533
Appeal allowed in a case of adverse possession where the judge, faced with a very difficult task at trial because the bundles and documentary evidence was in disarray, made errors in his analysis of the evidence. The case was remitted for retrial.
Bowling & Co v Edehomo  EWHC 393 (Ch);  1 W.L.R. 2217;  P.N.L.R. 18;  2 E.G.L.R. 45;  21 E.G. 96;  10 E.G. 106 (C.S.);  N.P.C. 27
The limitation period in a claim for negligent conveyancing by a firm of solicitors ran from the date of exchange of contracts rather than completion. The loss accrued when the fraudulent contracts were exchanged, constituting a blot on the title which would diminish the value of the property.
- BA (Hons) (University of the Witwatersrand): 1989
- CPE (University of Westminster): 1994