Ranjit Bhose KC

Silk: 2012 | Call: 1989

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Ranjit has a varied practice, with particular specialisms in local government, public law and judicial review, property, housing, licensing, Court of Protection, and commercial law.

Ranjit is ranked as a leading silk by Chambers and Partners for real estate litigation, social housing and local government law. He is also ranked as a leading silk by Legal 500 for property litigation, social housing law and licensing law.

In his public sector work, Ranjit acts predominantly for local authorities, housing associations, waste authorities and health bodies. In his private sector property work, he acts for the full range of clients, from leading land owners, developers and the reversioners of multi-million pound developments, through to individual home owners and long lessees.

His local authority work spans more than 25 years, and takes in the full range of authorities’ functions and activities, no matter how esoteric or niche. Ranging from the private (land, contracts, injunctions, tortious liability), to the public (vires, democracy, equalities, consultation, procurement) and everything in between (such as rating, council tax, finance, highways, local land charges, allotments), Ranjit’s local government knowledge and experience is unrivalled.

Ranjit works quickly and collaboratively. He provides practical cost-effective advice designed for commercial and pragmatic solutions. He is happy for clients to run points by him on an informal basis by phone, and hold consultations wherever is most convenient. He is well used to receiving instructions in whatever form time and circumstance allow, and drafting and reviewing documents as a matter of urgency to ensure the tightest of deadlines are met. He does not stand on ceremonies.

Ranjit is an attractive and concise advocate, as much at home in the Court of Appeal as before the First Tier Tribunal. He understands the importance of structure to oral submissions and has an acute awareness of when the client’s best interests are served by relative brevity, a dollop of common sense and a dash of humour. Which, thankfully, they often are.

Ranjit has a B.A. in Law from University College, Oxford. He jogs slowly but DJs up a storm.

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