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 in 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, applications, CCMCs, committals and trials.
His recent work includes:
- obtaining an extended civil restraint order against litigants in person in long running possession proceedings;
- advising on forfeiture of a residential long lease;
- varying a suspended possession order to rely on mandatory ground 7A where the tenancy pre-dated the introduction of ground 7A and contained restrictions on the grounds for possession;
- drafting pleadings for breach of a repairing covenant, where a loadbearing wall was removed and defectively replaced causing damage to a flat above;
- obtaining anti-social behaviour injunctions;
- obtaining interim-possession orders;
- representing applicants in committal proceedings;
- drafting Defences to disrepair 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 Norsand Consultancy Ltd v Anandanadarajah & Ors  EWHC 89 (Ch) and successfully obtained a £6 million judgment for unpaid commission for introductions in the oil and commodities broking sector, where the defendant director was found to have procured breaches of contract by his own company. Jaysen has experience of unfair prejudice petitions and assisted senior members of chambers in advising the majority shareholder of a Championship football club on the defence of proceedings.
Other recent work includes:
- appearing for a successful Claimant at trial where the Defendant was found to have made “a deliberate attempt to produce false evidence” and indemnity costs were awarded;
- striking out vexatious claims brought against financial institutions and their directors;
- drafting pleadings for breach of contract and quantum meriut for commission arising from the introduction of an acting chairman to a legal services business;
- defending financial institutions and lenders in PPI claims brought under the Consumer Credit Act 1974;
- instructed as a junior in a successful application for a post-judgment worldwide freezing order;
- successful at trial in establishing 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 regularly appears in winding up petitions and has a good knowledge of personal and corporate insolvency. He has experience of applications to restrain the advertisement of winding up petitions, applications to extend the appointment of administrators, and of claims under s.423 of Insolvency Act 1986. 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 has previously advised on whether permission to serve out of the jurisdiction is required and drafted an application for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction.
Jaysen particularly welcomes instructions in commercial disputes concerning Seychelles and is eligible for temporary admission to appear before the courts of Seychelles, where there are no restrictions on his right to work.
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
Chancery Bar Association
Contentious Trusts Association
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
Property Bar Association