Stephen Jourdan QC started legal life as a solicitor, but after a few years was inexplicably
seduced by the attractions of dressing up in 18 th century costume and being shouted at by
irritable old men. He joined Falcon Chambers (then 11 King’s Bench Walk) in 1990 and
took silk in 2009. His practice covers all aspects of property and agricultural litigation,
including insolvency, partnership, professional negligence, animal health and pollution
claims, and acting as arbitrator and independent expert. He likes cases where he can use a
spreadsheet, cross-examine an expert, or deal with tricky points of law, preferably all three.
He is a Deputy High Court Judge, a Civil Recorder, a judge of the Land Registration Division
of the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, the author of “Adverse Possession”, now
in its second edition, and the consultant editor for the title “Boundaries” in the latest edition
of Halsbury’s Laws.