Area of Expertise
Vickrum Gangar is an associate Solicitor within the litigation team at Bark & Co.
He joined Bark&coCo in May 2017 having completed his training at a boutique City law firm.
His practice is all aspects of property litigation (including commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters concerning business lease renewals, possession proceedings, forfeiture claims and section 22 notices) and dispute resolution. With a particular emphasis on substantial property disputes arising out of partnerships / joint ventures, misrepresentation, negligence and breach of contract claims.
His focus is on providing commercially driven solutions through advice, negotiation and various forms of dispute resolution. He has experience of representing both Claimants and Defendants in High Court related litigation in the Chancery Division, Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court, First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Court of Appeal.
Key Cases & Experience
- R (on the application of Best) v Chief Land Registrar  EWCA Civ 17
Acted for the Respondent. The Appellant was the Chief Land Registrar (with the Secretary of State for Justice as an interested party). Successfully represented the Respondent in the Court of Appeal. This is a leading authority of the law of adverse possession.
- Pourghazi v Kamyab  EWCA Civ 562
Represented the Claimant in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. The claim was successful and in the first instance matter (a property related trust) the Defendant was ordered to pay £1.3m plus costs on the indemnity basis. Successful on appeal before LJ Sales.
- Louise Barron v The London Borough of Lambeth and Market Row Limited 2016 (unreported)
Successful in a High Court Judicial Review to quash the council’s decision to grant planning permission.
- Haringey Leaseholders Association v Homes for Haringey 2017 (unreported)
Successfully acted for a leaseholders’ association in quashing the decision of the local authority ALMO to scrap umbrella groups.
- Acting for a leaseholder, an iconic nightclub in Brixton, London. The landlord has issued proceedings to forfeit the lease.