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John Jessup

Year of Call: 2014
Email Address: john.jessup@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Property and Estates

Property and Estates

John frequently provides advice and representation in residential property disputes including:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes (eviction proceedings and disrepair claims)
  • Boundary disputes
  • Mortgage repossessions
  • Leaseholder disputes.

He also advises commercial landlords and tenants, particularly on complex tenancy contracts.

John accepts instructions in this area from professionally-represented clients and via Direct Public Access.


  • Avon Ground Rents Limited v Sarah Louise Child [2018] UKUT 0204 (LC), successful application to prevent a landlord’s legal costs being charged as an administration fee.
  • Sahota v Prior [2019] EWHC 1418 (Ch), a High-Court consideration of the interaction between section 2(1) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 and the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.
  • A successful defence against an application for third party disclosure in the High Court in 2020, the case subsequently settled.


John has experience of advising and providing representation in all areas of probate including the interpretation of and challenge to wills.

John has particular experience of alternative dispute resolution in disputes relating to wills through mediation and other forms of ADR, and has accepted instructions directly from members of the public in such matters through Direct Public Access.

  • Articles
    • Caveat venditor - A High Court example of proprietary estoppel and the sale of land

      John Jessup reflects on a recent High Court case in which he appeared and which sheds further light on proprietary estoppel in contracts for the sale of land.

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Academic qualifications

  • University of Wales, Swansea, LLB Law, 1st class degree (top 1st) (2011)
  • University of Oxford, Bachelor of Civil Law (2013)
  • Cardiff University, BPTC, Outstanding.


  • Best Orator, Oxford International Media Law Moot 2013
  • Semi-Finalist, Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot 2013
  • Beneficiary of the James Pantyfedwen Foundation, 2012
  • Iscoed Chambers Prize, 2011
  • Sweet and Maxwell Prize, 2011

Professional bodies

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Technology and Construction Bar Association

Direct Access

John Jessup is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Access (or Public Access) scheme.

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