Property and Estates
Luke has experience dealing with various property matters. He has a particular interest in matters arising out of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA).
He is particularly comfortable dealing possession orders against persons unknown and is conversant with the issues regarding possession orders and injunctions for land not yet trespassed upon raised in Secretary of State for EFRA v Meier  UKSC 11.
Luke’s recent work incudes:
- Advising and advocating on issues in relation to TOLATA and other co-ownership disputes
- Drafting pleadings for interference with right of way
- Advising on professional negligence of conveyancing solicitors
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Relief from forfeiture
- Proprietary estoppel
- Advising on and attending hearings for injunctive relief
- Mortgage possessions
- Mortgage applications
- Interim possession orders
- Possession orders & injunctions against persons unknown.
‘Thank you for this morning. You made it easy for me to understand the process, and in agreeing the sensible items prior to the hearing, made it more straightforward.‘
Client, financial remedies proceedings
“Luke is an excellent communicator and builds a great rapport with clients. He has a professional and approachable manner, which places any client at ease in often difficult circumstances. Luke has been able to drill down the issues within a case and approach those in a methodical and academic manner which has resulted in a first class service and result for the client overall. ”
Eleanor Wood, Goughs Solicitors
"Luke Nelson approached our case with total dedication, incredible commitment, stunning professionalism and deep empathy for us.
He made all the difference. Not only to how we were feeling through it all, but in obtaining us the result we wanted.
In court, Luke was electric, hard-hitting and exceptionally clever in his cross-examination of the claimant. I can honestly say that he is a barrister who not only represents the highest legal standards, as one would hope for, but he also superbly represents & defends his client, to a level that was without doubt simply outstanding, and quite exceptional.
We will never be able to thank him enough."
Lay client in a contractual dispute
- University of Gloucestershire (2 year fast-track LLB) - First Class
- Provost’s Award For Excellence, University of Law, BPTC 2017
- Law Prize for Outstanding Achievement, University of Gloucestershire, 2017
- Finalist, Lincoln’s Inn Inter-Provider Mooting Competition, 2017
- Undergraduate Team Award, National Client Interviewing Competition, 2016
- Sir Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn, 2016
- Neuberger Prize, Lincoln’s Inn, 2015
Professional qualifications & appointments
- University of Law (BPTC), Birmingham - Very Competent
- Lincoln’s Inn