Catherine Taskis, Barrister of the Inner Temple, Falcon Chambers

"Catherine Taskis has a busy practice, and is 'an approachable and particularly persuasive advocate.' Taskis covers the full range of residential and commercial landlord and tenant and real property law issues." Chambers UK Guide 2012 (Real Estate Litigation)

"Catherine Taskis is lauded for her 'knowledge and analytical approach' to agricultural tenancy matters. Solicitors praise her for being 'a thoroughly compelling courtroom performer'." Chambers UK Guide 2012 (Agriculture & Rural Affairs)

Listed as a Leading Junior: Legal 500 2011.

Recent Cases

Nigel Monkman v. Peter J. Mitchelson and John D. Mitchelson, ALT/Y/S/59: Agricultural Land Tribunal (Yorkshire and North Humberside), September 1 2009. The issue for the Tribunal was whether Mr Monkman was eligible to be granted a new tenancy of a farm in North Yorkshire in succession to his father; in particular whether he satisfied the "livelihood test" contained in s.36(3)(a) of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.

Andrew Duffield and another v. Winifred Gandy [2008] NPC 46.When considering an application to modify or discharge a restrictive covenant against building a residence in the garden of a property, the lands tribunal had been entitled to conclude that the practical benefits of the restriction to the neighbour were of substantial value or advantage by preventing the erection of a bungalow, which would also involve the ancillary use of the garden adjoining her property.

Cameron Ltd v. Rolls-Royce plc [2008] L & TR 22. A licence to occupy commercial premises granted under an agreement for lease pending the grant of the lease itself, was not severable from the lease, was granted in the context of the acquisition of a larger interest and therefore was not capable of amounting to a protected lease under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Pt II.


  • Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course: Outstanding (8th in year)
  • Princess Royal Scholarship from Inner Temple for Vocational Course
  • Winner of Inner Temple Mooting Championship (1995)

Practice areas


  • M.A (Oxon)


  • Worcester College, Oxford: BA Jurisprudence. (1993) (Andrew Dixon Scholar), Worcester College, Oxfor

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