Miss Stephanie Tozer QC

  • Mediator

Introduction

Stephanie joined Falcon Chambers in 2008, but has specialised in property litigation throughout her career.  She took silk in 2019.   

To obtain Stephanie's CV and to see some testimonials about her, please visit https://www.falcon-chambers.com/barristers/profile/stephanie-tozer

 

 

Specialisms

Stephanie litigates a wide range of property-related disputes, including all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant work (including in particular dilapidations cases) and property-related professional negligence claims. She is known for getting up to speed on unfamiliar areas quickly.  However, she has particular expertise in the following areas:

Real property / development/ land registration:  construction/rectification of documents of all types, including leases, charges, overage provisions and sale contracts; valuation issues; specific performance; site boundary issues; adverse possession; easements; restrictive covenants; beneficial interests and proprietary estoppel; priorities/title problems and alteration of the register. Stephanie sits as a part time Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (Land Registration), where she determines cases raising some of these issues.  She is not precluded from accepting briefs to appear in the FTT, or appeals from the FTT.   

Telecoms: Stephanie appeared in the first case in which the Court of Appeal considered the present Code: Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Limited v Compton Beauchamp Ltd [2019].  She successfully secured permission to appeal from the Supreme Court, the first time in which permission to appeal had been given for an electronic communications code matter. In addition, Stephanie has advised about most of the key issues (and some more obscure ones) under the Code, and has appeared in the Upper Tribunal and County Court on Code litigation matters.  She also appeared in important cases under the Old Code, including Crest Nicholson v Arqiva [2015] (service of a paragraph 21 notice during the fixed term) and Vodafone v Brophy [2017] (consideration payable when rights granted by the Court.  Stephanie generally acts for operators.

Mortgage and fixed charge receivership: Stephanie has litigated mortgage shortfall claims (including West Bromwich v Wilkinson [2005] in the House of Lords), claims arising from mortgage or conveyancing fraud and claims brought by receivers, or otherwise as a result of a receivership - including Ghai v Maymask 228 Ltd [2020].  She is a co-author of a new, detailed text on Mortgage Receivership Law and Practice.  

Directory Recommendations

Stephanie Tozer QC handles a plethora of property-related disputes, and is recognised for her skill in handling residential and commercial landlord and tenant disputes. She is also noted for her expertise in telecommunications matters. Strengths: "An excellent advocate providing high-quality legal advice." "She takes care to give careful consideration to all angles of a case." "She has a meticulous attention to detail and is very responsive."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2022 (Real Estate)
Stephanie Tozer QC is noted for her expertise in handling disputes concerning the installation of telecoms apparatus on land. Combining her strong skills in property litigation and her expert understanding of the Electronic Communications Code, she frequently represents high-profile service providers and mobile infrastructure companies in their disputes with landowners. Strengths: "She is very approachable, extremely bright and a strategic thinker." "She is excellent in her technical abilities, but also has a very professional and likeable manner when addressing the tribunal or giving advice to clients."Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2022 (Telecommunications)
‘ Clear, focused advice and able to give a firm view on merits. ’Legal 500 2022

Languages

French - Diploma in Advanced Business French obtained in 2008, but now somewhat rusty!  

Qualifications, Appointments

Silk: 2019

Judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)(Land Registration) since 2008

CEDR accredited mediator 

Publications

Mortgage Receivership Law and Practice by Stephanie Tozer and Cecily Crampin 

The Electronic Communications Code and Property Law Practice and Procedure (contributing author)

 Charging Orders: Law and Practice (contributing author)