Interviewed in the studio, Jonathan Small QC and Oliver Radley-Gardner of Falcon Chambers consider the important topics in current telecoms law. They discuss the issues surrounding the leasehold enfranchisement valuations, take a look at the mismatch between current landlord and tenant legislation and the Telecoms Code, and consider the implications of the Human Rights Act.

About the contributor(s)

Jonathan Small QC, Barrister, Falcon Chambers

Jonathan is an advocate whose court-room skills were recently praised by Chambers and Partners (2007) as being ‘nothing short of incredible’. He regularly acts for clients in the traditional commercial property fields such as restrictive covenants, rights of way and adverse possession. In addition to this, Jonathan has been instructed in cases involving the developing areas of law such as human rights, purpose trusts and damages and causation. One aspect of practice he particularly enjoys is the interpretation of complex agreements such as rent review clauses, sale and purchase agreements, coverage provisions and s 106 agreements: much of Jonathan’s court work involves advising and where necessary litigating about the true meaning of such agreements.

Oliver Radley-Gardner, Barrister, Falcon Chambers

Oliver was called to the Bar in 2003 at Gray’s Inn. Prior to this he studied at Keble College, Oxford, attaining a 1st Class Degree in Law with German Law. In 1997 he took second place in the Winter Williams Prize. He is a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Comparative Law, Hamburg. From 1999 to 2000 he was a research assistant to the Property and Trusts Team at the Law Commission, working on the Land Registration Act 2002 and the Trustee Act 2000. Since 2001 he has been a teaching fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford.

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