Jaysen is a commercial barrister with expertise in property, commercial dispute resolution, private client, and insolvency.
He has a busy advisory and drafting practice and is regularly instructed in possession hearings, interim applications, committals, and trials.
Before joining Gatehouse Chambers, Jaysen was employed for several years by the City of London Corporation as Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, where he advised on parliamentary procedure and drafted private legislation for the City Corporation and amendments to public Bills. Additionally, he frequently appeared in housing matters in the County Court and high publicity and high-value 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 on his family's farm in the West Country.
Areas of expertise
Jaysen has a busy property practice and accepts instructions in all areas of real property and commercial & residential landlord and tenant law. He frequently appears on behalf of landlords, housing associations, and financial institutions, in possession hearings, interim applications, CCMCs, committals, and trials.
His recent work includes:
- obtaining anti-social behaviour injunctions;
- representing applicants in committal proceedings;
- securing injunctions to carry out works;
- drafting Defences to despair counterclaims;
- successfully defending landlords in statutory nuisance prosecutions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990;
- advising on the extent of a demise of a flat and disrepair caused by the use of a roof as a terrace;
- advising on and drafting pleadings in various boundary and rights of way disputes relating to commercial premises, residential neighbour disputes, and a large Estate;
- drafting Particulars of Claim for recession following 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 has a strong commercial practice and already has experience of a wide variety of commercial work as a junior and in his own right. Jaysen was recently led by PJ Kirby QC in a £5.2 million High Court trial relating to unpaid commission for introductions in the oil and commodities broking sector. Jaysen has also handled several unfair prejudice petitions and assisted more senior members of chambers in advising the majority shareholder of a Championship football club on the defence of proceedings.
Other recent work includes:
- Successfully arguing that debts and a contract for building and plumbing works were novated from the defendant’s near insolvent company to the defendant personally; and
- Assisting leading counsel in advising on delays to shipments of PPE during the pandemic.
- Private client
Jaysen has a good knowledge of trusts, Inheritance (Provision for Dependants) Act 1975 claims, and TOLATA claims. His recent work includes:
- advising on various TOLATA claims;
- advising on 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 a lack of mental capacity and undue influence by a family member.
- Insolvency & restructuring
Insolvency & restructuring
Jaysen has a good knowledge of personal and corporate insolvency and has experience of applications to restrain the advertisement of winding up petitions, applications to extend the appointment of administrators, and of s.423 claims. Jaysen has also assisted leading counsel in drafting a letter of claim against a solicitors firm for negligently advising that a statutory demand was served and subsequently advising that the client should refuse to consent to the demand being set aside.
Jaysen particularly welcomes instructions in commercial disputes concerning Seychelles and is eligible for temporary admission to appear before the courts of Seychelles.
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
Pupillage Officer, Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association