Miriam Shalom is a busy practitioner specialising in civil disputes with a particular emphasis on property litigation
She has acted for a wide range of clients and always aims to provide her clients with representation that advances their interests and is efficient and cost sensitive. She has an approachable manner and seeks to put her clients at ease.
She regularly appears in the High Court and County Court as well as in tribunals.
Miriam has taught Contract law at Kings College London and was a judicial assistant in the Court of Appeal where she gained experience in a broad range of civil appeal.
Miriam is a qualified Public Access barrister.
If you would like more information about Miriam’s practice, please contact her clerks or call +44 (0)20 7405 6114.
Trusts of land
Miriam acted as in the leading case of Stack v Dowden and has represented clients in a large range of trust disputes including those involving former cohabitants and family members. She has advised, settled proceedings and conducted trials in disputes relating to ownership of land, the validity of express trusts, entitlement to occupation rent and the sale of property.
She has also acted in trusts of land disputes involving insolvency or an enforcement of debt aspect.
Landlord & tenant
Miriam acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential property matters including claims for possession, rights to succeed relief from forfeiture and damages for disrepair. She acts for local authorities as well as private clients. She regularly appears both in court and in tribunals dealing with landlord and tenant issues.
She recently acted in an appeals concerning the requirements for the surrender of a tenancy and also dealing with the public law defences to possession claims.
Miriam has given seminars on this area.
Probate & Inheritance Act disputes
Miriam has undertaken both advisory and advocacy work in relation to the validity and interpretation of wills, as well as claims under the Inheritance Act relating to the reasonableness of dispositions.
She is able to bring a sensitive approach to an area that can be fraught with emotional issues as well as legal challenges.
In addition to appearing in the High Court and County Court Miriam has been involved in mediations that have led to successful resolutions of such matters.
Boundaries & easements
Miriam acts in matters involving questions of the existence and extent of easements as well as boundary disputes.
She is able to combine a fact sensitive approach with complex legal analysis in dealing with these types of cases.
As well as having taught at undergraduate level on this area of law Miriam has advised drafted proceedings and acted for clients in numerous cases involving aspects of contract law, such as the interpretation of clauses, the validity of agreements and formality requirements.
Some of the cases Miriam has been involved in practice and while as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal and include:
- Stack v Dowden (House of Lords)  2 AC 432
- EB v BA (Court of Appeal)  IRLR 471
- Jackson Grundy Estate Agents v Hall UKEAT/0423/09/CEA
- GMC v Meadow (Court of Appeal)  2 WLR 286
- Martin Dye v Martin Dye (Court of Appeal)  2 WLR 286
- CG v CW (Court of Appeal)  EWCA Civ 372
Miriam has lectured both for chambers and external organisations on Landlord and Tenant, Trusts of Land and Civil Procedure.
- St Hugh’s College Oxford (MA Oxon)
- University College London (LLM)
- Member of the New York Bar
Additional professional information
- Middle Temple Astbury Scholarship 2001
- Winner of Oxford University Law Society Mooting Competition 2000