Jodie James-Stadden

Court of Protection

Health and welfare

Property and affairs

Instructions received on behalf of the Official Solicitor, from local authorities and from family members of P

Contentious Probate

Will challenges

Construction of wills

Removal and substitution of personal representatives

Claims under the Inheritance (Family and Dependants) Act 1975


Landlord and tenant (both residential & commercial)

Breach of covenant, forfeiture, possession, 1954 Act claims, enfranchisement, easements, adverse possession

Claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996

Notable Cases

Speedwell Estates Ltd v Dalziel ([2001] EWCA Civ 1277)

Successfully represented Claimant landlord both at first instance and on appeal to the Court of Appeal


Notices served under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 were defective in failing to provide statutorily prescribed information and, as such, could not be relied upon by Defendant tenants in their claims to acquire the freeholds of their properties.

Recommendations and client feedback

An extremely approachable, meticulous, and reliable barrister. She has an excellent manner with all parties in proceedings and is also very understanding with clients and makes them feel at ease, whilst remaining objective and professional. A pleasure to work with and clients really like her. – GT

Jodie is a joy to work with. She is extremely responsive to emails and enquiries and always willing to help where she can – she is an excellent sounding board and never makes me feel like I have asked a “daft” question. Jodie and I have worked together on a novel case, believed to be the first (and perhaps only one) of its kind – she really went the extra mile to discuss the procedural requirements with me and to see the case through right from the start to the very end. She is down to earth, puts client at ease and gives her fair assessment of the case in layman’s terms. I cannot recommend her highly enough. – EH

Jodie provides thorough and pragmatic advice. – SR