Rachel Bale

Rachel Bale

Year of Call: 2019
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 01865 793 736

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Clerk Details

  • Clerk Name: Patrick Robson
  • Clerk Telephone: 0330 332 0773
  • Clerk Email: [email protected]

Property and Estates

Rachel is a specialist property practitioner, with a particular emphasis on the law of landlord and tenant and residential property. Her work spans the breadth of residential and commercial, representing both landlords and tenants in the private and public sector.

Rachel provides advice, drafts pleadings, and offers strong advocacy skills in this area. She is experienced in dealing with a range of claims dealing with repossession, claims for non-protection of deposits, breaches of covenant, dilapidations, and anti-social behaviour.

Rachel’s property practice includes the following areas:

  • Tenancies pursuant to Housing Act 1985 and 1988
  • Tenant Fees Act 2019 claims
  • Rights of way and other easements
  • Adverse possession
  • Trespass
  • Nuisance claims (including floods).

Rachel also has a growing chancery practice in the following areas:

  • Wills
  • Contentious probate
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
  • Articles
    • Guest and another v Guest [2022] UKSC 27 – “Proprietary Estoppel: Expectation vs Reality”

      3PB's Rachel Bale considers expectation vs reality in a recent Supreme Court judgment - Guest and another v Guest [2022] UKSC 27. The case discussed the correct approach in calculating the type and amount of equitable relief to be awarded where proprietary estoppel has been made out. This case involved a family dispute over, Tump Farm, a working dairy farm which has been owned by the Guest family since 1938. An interesting aspect of this case is that the court had to consider how to deal with promises of future inheritance where the promisor is still alive. As is often the case with familial issues, the solution is not necessarily clear-cut...

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  • Recommendations

    “Another great example of a rising star at 3PB!  First class service, great with the client, meticulous and the result speaks for itself on this case” – Instructing solicitor, contractual dispute

    "Rachel approached my case meticulously. She explained everything to me in a very concise manner, which gave me a lot of confidence before we went into court. She is an asset to your services at 3PB.” - Lay client in possession matter

    “Rachel is an outstanding advocate and provided valuable and thorough advice in this matter. Her intricate scrutiny of the Claimant’s claim in a short timescale assisted us in achieving a positive result for the Client.” - Instructing solicitor

    “Rachel dealt with a last-minute hearsay application notice completely in her stride in a cool calm and collected manner. She went above and beyond her instructions achieving a winning outcome for the client. I would not hesitate to instruct her again.” - Instructing solicitor

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