Property and Estates
Seb's Property and Estates practice focuses on disputes about land, and landlord and tenant. A substantial part of his practice relates to disputes about property ownership, and defects in land registration. In the landlord and tenant context he is regularly instructed in disrepair claims, particularly those involving expert, technical evidence.
He is a member of the Chancery Bar Association.
Seb has considerable experience of advocacy in the Property Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal, the High Court and County Courts, and has been instructed in the Court of Appeal.
- Land registry rectification claim relating to charity land
- Disrepair claims brought by multiple tenants of a residential block, against their landlord
- Claims to a beneficial interest between joint (co-habiting) owners of properties
- Joint venture disputes arising from commercial agreements to purchase/develop land
Recent cases - Property and Estates, Chancery:
Dawson v Bell  EWCA Civ 96;  2 BCLC 59
Damages for economic duress / tort of intimidation, arising out of the execution of a shareholders’ agreement.
Hunt and Ors v. Optima (Cambridge) Ltd and Anor  EWHC 681 (TCC), (2013) 148 ConLR 27
Defects and tenants’ repair claim arising out of the development of 26 new-build properties.
Courtenay Gate Lawns Ltd v. Lee  UKUT 125 (Lands Chamber)
Resisting application to discharge restrictive covenants in a long lease, raising a point of principle as to the effect of a landlord’s conduct in granting subsequent leases in different form.
- MA (Hons.) Law, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
- LL.M., University of Bristol
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Called 2007; Lincoln’s Inn
- Associate member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (“R3”)
- Chancery Bar Association
- Member of the Society of Construction Law
- Technology & Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)
Construction Law: Court of Appeal upholds decision on architects' non-contractual duties by Seb Oram
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The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015: a year on
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