Alan Tunkel’s practice is divided between the contentious and the non-contentious with a bias towards real property matters. Contentious matters are pursued by protocol letters of claim or response, arbitration, mediation or litigation, as appropriate. Non-contentious matters usually involve instructions to prepare or revise draft documentation and advise.
Real property matters include: leasehold enfranchisement, rent reviews, lease renewals, dilapidations, landlord & tenant, conveyancing problems, easements, boundaries, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, construction, mortgage-fraud and property-related professional negligence
Alan’s other main areas of work are will and probate disputes, Inheritance Act claims and problems in private or charitable trusts. He has acted in a number of cases where a former cohabitee is claiming a substantial share of their home by way of constructive trust. He has also acted for several charities and helped them to resolve their problems, sometimes with the assistance of the Charity Commission.
Alan’s clients have included a foreign government, Local Authorities, housing associations, professional indemnity insurer, solicitors firms, charity trustees, the family of a former Head of State, a foreign princess, leading entertainers, a theme park and well-known property developers.
- Cases of interest
Littlestone and others v Macleish  EWCA Civ 127 – operation of CPR Part 36.
Rutland Gate 34B Ltd v Ellward Estates Ltd (2016) FTT Property Chamber LON/00BK/OLR/2015/1043 – terms and price of leasehold extension
Asif v City (Europe) PLC (2002) LTL 26.6.02, Lawtel AC0103399 – valuer’s duty of care to a mortgager
Fieldman v Markovitch (2001) LTL 15.10.01, Independent, 15.10.01, Times 31.7.01, Lawtel AC8001945 – jurisdiction
Lee v Lee (2000) BCC 500, (2000) 1 FLR 92, Times 22.9.99, Lawtel AC8900002 – disclaimer of lease by a trustee in bankruptcy
- Qualifications & appointments
Bar Council Remuneration Committee
Chancery Bar Association
ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists)
Oriel College, Oxford, open exhibition, BA in Jurisprudence