Call: 2017

Jaysen Sharpe

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Practice overview

Jaysen joined Gatehouse Chambers as a 12-month pupil in October 2020. He is a commercial barrister with a particular interest in property, commercial dispute resolution, insolvency and private client work.

Before joining Gatehouse, Jaysen was employed by the City of London Corporation as Assistant Parliamentary Affairs Counsel, where he drafted private legislation for the City Corporation and amendments to public Bills. Additionally, he frequently appeared in housing matters in the County Court and regulatory prosecutions in the Magistrates’ Court.

Outside of Chambers, Jaysen is a qualified pilot and enjoys flying around the UK and Europe. On the ground, he enjoys spending time the countryside and on his family's farm in the West Country.

Areas of expertise

  • Property


    Jaysen accepts instructions in all areas of property law and frequently appears in the County Court.

    His recent work includes:

    • drafting pleadings in boundary and rights of way disputes relating to commercial premises, residential neighbour disputes, and a large Estate.
    • drafting Particulars of Claim for misrepresentation in a luxury property purchase;
    • advising a landlord on whether a commercial lease was frustrated as a result of the covid-19 pandemic; and
    • advising on the discharge of a restrictive user covenant in a commercial lease.
  • Commercial dispute resolution

    Commercial dispute resolution

    Jaysen is interested in all areas of commercial dispute resolution. He already has experience of a wide variety of commercial work.  For example, he has handled a number of unfair prejudice petitions and recently assisted more senior members of chambers in advising the majority shareholder of a Championship football club on the defence of proceedings. Jaysen has also assisted leading counsel in advising on delays to shipments of PPE during the pandemic.

  • Private client

    Private client

    Jaysen has a good knowledge of trusts, Inheritance (Provision for Dependants) Act 1975 claims, and TOLATA claims. His recent work includes:

    • advising in a 1975 Act claim made by estranged adult children of the deceased;
    • drafting a 1975 Act claim for the deceased’s partner; and
    • drafting Particulars of Claim to set aside the conveyance of a property into joint names on basis of lack of capacity and undue influence.
  • Insolvency


    Jaysen welcomes instructions both in personal and corporate insolvency matters.


LL.B Law, Upper-Second Class, (University of Exeter)
BPTC, Very Competent, (BPP Law School, Holborn)


Benefactors Scholarship, Middle Temple
Mooting Scholarship, University of Exeter

Professional associations

Pupillage Officer, Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association


Illegality defence further evolves into natural justice: Victus Estates and others v Munroe and others


Counsel Magazine: Can the Bar deal with “The Change”?


Case comment: Les Ambassadeurs Club Ltd v Yu [2021] EWCA Civ 1310


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Common mistake, rectification and the danger of box-ticking


Forgery, shams and the defence of illegality in property transactions


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Who pays the costs when a will challenge is abandoned mid-trial? Goodwin v Avison & Others [2021] EWHC 2356 (Ch)