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Rupert Cohen

Barrister

Telephone: 020 7430 1221

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“Rupert Cohen is a noteworthy mediator with particular expertise and experience in substantial property disputes. He frequently assists with cases concerning proprietary estoppel, service charge arrears and an array of issues arising between landlords and tenants.”

Chambers and Partners – Mediators 2023

Professional Background

Rupert is barrister specialising in property law at Landmark Chambers. He is described in the directories as “a well-respected junior with a notable landlord and tenant practice. He is also an accredited mediator with particular expertise in the mediation of TOLATA cases. He is noted for expertise in disputes over restrictive covenants and easements” (Chambers & Partners – Real Estate Litigation, 2022) and “Rupert has intelligence, charm and strategic nous in equal measure. He inspires supreme confidence in his clients, especially when it comes to real property disputes” (Legal 500 – Property Litigation, 2022).

He was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s B Panel) in 2020. In addition to his practice as a barrister, Rupert is a highly regarded mediator.

Mediation Experience

Rupert is a well-known mediator who in the past 5 years has mediated more than 50 mediations ranging from multi-party disputes concerning terminal dilapidations to difficult family disputes involving claims based on proprietary estoppel and Inheritance Act claims. He qualified as a mediator in 2015 (ADR Group Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator) and is a panel mediator at various organisations including: (i) Civil Mediation Council; (ii) Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR); (iii) RICS/PLA Boundary Disputes Service; (iv) Wandsworth Mediation Service (Commercial Mediator) and (v) Chancery Bar Association’s Pro Bono Mediation Scheme.

Mediation Style

Rupert is barrister specialising in property law at Landmark Chambers. He is described in the directories as “a well-respected junior with a notable landlord and tenant practice. He is also an accredited mediator with particular expertise in the mediation of TOLATA cases. He is noted for expertise in disputes over restrictive covenants and easements” (Chambers & Partners – Real Estate Litigation, 2022) and “Rupert has intelligence, charm and strategic nous in equal measure. He inspires supreme confidence in his clients, especially when it comes to real property disputes” (Legal 500 – Property Litigation, 2022).

He was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s B Panel) in 2020. In addition to his practice as a barrister, Rupert is a highly regarded mediator.

Accreditation

Rupert was trained and accredited by ADR Group in 2015. He is a member of the Civil Mediation Council.

Personal

Rupert spends his spare time wrestling unsuccessfully with the garden and half-heartedly supporting QPR.

Rupert lives in London and will travel wherever work demands.

Client Feedback

"Rupert Cohen is a superb mediator, who is willing to provide and indication of how he thinks an issue would be resolved in court. These indications can be very persuasive given his knowledge of the law and his wealth of experience before judges."

(Legal 500, 2024).

“A great advertisement for quick, effective mediation without it dragging on into the early hours”:
Liam Hale, solicitor – Winckworth Sherwood

“I was amazed by his unflagging enthusiasm”
Kate Andrews, solicitor – Hamlins LLP

“I was very impressed with the way he injected a dose of realism into the process”:
Clare Anslow, barrister – Gatehouse Chambers

“He was organised, prepared and guided my client through an emotionally challenging mediation”
Sarah Finch, solicitor - Hamlins LLP

Rupert dealt with a difficult client with patience and understanding”:
Michael Gerken, solicitor – Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP