Roger Evans

Call: 1970

Roger is a specialist in civil litigation.

To instruct Roger or for more information…

Call: 020 7353 6961
Email: clerks@harcourtchambers.co.uk

Practice Areas

Roger is a civil law specialist and his expertise includes:

  • Property law, including minerals & mining, commons, town and village greens, enclosures & manors; landlord & tenant, commercial & residential; the laws of the Forest of Dean (especially property, mining and forestry); easements and boundaries; trusts of land; highways; markets; agricultural law; negligence relating to conveyancing.
  • Wills, probate and administration of estates.
  • Court of Protection, powers of attorney, mental capacity issues.
  • Ecclesiastical law, including clergy discipline and Human Rights, lay rectories, burial grounds.
  • Local government and public law, including powers/duties of Ministers/public bodies/local councils/councillors (including the Code of Conduct)/officials; planning, environment, highways, street trading, housing, housing benefit, gypsies, land acquisition and markets.
  • Election law and political parties.
  • Banking law, including securities, mortgages, guarantees and indemnities.
  • Contracts, including share sale warranties; computer contracts.
  • Partnerships and companies, including directors’ obligations; Building Societies, Friendly Societies, Industrial and Provident Societies and Co-operative & Community Benefit Societies; Charities and unincorporated associations; communes.
  • Professional negligence relating to lawyers, accountants, brokers, financial advisers, valuers and surveyors.

Notable Civil Law & Other Areas of Expertise cases


Warner v Lewis [2017] EWCA 2182 (Civ) Court of Appeal, Vos Ch & McCombe & Asplin LJ (Application under The Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975)
Warner v Lewis [2016] EWHC 1787 (Ch)
Re: Canon B (Church in Wales discipline; whether ecclesiastical criminal law abolished in Wales)
Gibbs v Bishop of Manchester (2007)
Owen v Bishop of Stafford; Bishop of Stafford v Owen [2001] ACD 814
Willies Williams v National Trust [1993] 65 P&CR 359
Huxtable v Mercantile Credit (1987)
Cornish v Midland Bank [1985] All ER 513

Roger is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public under the Direct Access Scheme in appropriate circumstances.

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