Norman Lamb

Norman Lamb

Year of call:

2016, Inner Temple

Contact:

Norman Lamb

Scholarships and Prizes:

Queen Elizabeth Foundation (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Associations:

Chancery Bar Association (pending)

Education:

Master in Law Exempting (Bar Professional Training Course) (First Class Honours), University of Northumbria

Since the completion of his pupillage in 2019, Norman has developed a practice in chancery and commercial law. He joined the Business and Property Group at 9 St John Street in 2020. Norman is regularly instructed to appear in courts across England & Wales and has built a reputation for his thorough case preparation and client care.

Trust, Wills, Probate & Administration of Estates

Including: TOLATA disputes, Inheritance Act matters, property and possession disputes in probate matters.

Recent experience includes:

  • Injunctive relief: advising an executor attempting to secure documents and goods subject to a will.
  • Proceedings involving the indefinite continuation of an injunction in relation to rights of way over land.
  • Applications to execute Land Registry documents.
  • Advising a trustee in relation to amending the beneficiaries of a ceased trust.
  • An application to transfer estate property to a beneficiary after a change of administrator.
  • An application to the court for directions to administer and distribute an estate.

Property

Including: boundary disputes, adverse possession, Party Wall Act matters, Land Registration Act matters, estoppel.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advising on a claim for adverse possession.
  • Party Wall Act dispute: advising in a dispute between client and insurer.

Torts

Including: conversion, bailment, Torts (Interference with Goods) Act.

Recent experience includes:

  • Torts (Interference with Goods) Act: proceedings involving an abandoned Ferrari.
  • Bailment and conversion: equine case involving a horse mistakenly handed to the wrong owners.

Landlord & Tenant

Including: possession proceedings, Landlord & Tenant Act matters, commercial and residential leases.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advising in a dispute between tenant, pension trust firm and manufacturing company.
  • Advising and drafting in a dispute between a public house owner and tenant; relief from forfeiture.
  • Advising and drafting on behalf of a haulage company.
  • Business lease extensions.

Commercial

Including: contractual disputes.

Recent experience includes:

  • Acting in a commercial dispute between nursery provider and technology company.
  • Acting against a vehicle training firm in a debt dispute.
  • Defending a vehicle garage against breach of contract allegations.
  • Advising a 3,000 acre UK estate/hospitality group.
  • COVID-19 claims and defences.

Company & Insolvency

Including: winding up petitions, restoration of companies to the register.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advising and appearing in winding up petitions.
  • Company restoration hearings.

Other

Including: injunctive relief, summary and default judgment, professional negligence, CCMCs, applications, allocation, directions, procedure.

Recent experience includes:

  • Drafting in a professional negligence matter against a firm involving in the negligent registration of land.

Complementing his Business & Property practice, Norman has extensive experience undertaking matters involving the wider civil law. Recently, Norman advised on the rules of international service in relation to proceedings brought in Germany by a bank against a Defendant based in England.

Prior to his pupillage, Norman worked as a Court Advocate across the Northern Circuit. He gained experience in a wide range of commercial and civil disputes, involving county court advocacy and case preparation on behalf of industry-leading clients, both professional and lay. Throughout university, Norman regularly completed in advocacy competitions both nationally and internationally.

Prescribed Information

Norman Lamb is a practising barrister, regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). The information held by the BSB about him can be found here.

Norman's clerks will provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. It is most common for Norman to undertake Court and Tribunal work for a brief fee plus refresher days, although fixed fees are available. Norman also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. For paperwork, Norman most commonly charges at an hourly rate, although fixed fees are available. Norman will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

Specialist Areas of Practice:

Business and Property Group

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