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Vondez has a broad civil practice, covering four core areas: Business, Property, Negligence and Employment matters. He has a busy paper-based practice and regularly appears before County Courts, the Companies Court, Employment Tribunals and has appeared in the High Court as sole counsel. Vondez is regularly instructed by small and medium enterprises, commercial and residential landlords, local authorities and individuals.

Vondez is known for his detailed knowledge of the law, forensic case preparation and sensible and practical advice to clients. He has been described by a high court judge as an “extremely impressive” advocate who “has a strong future at the Bar”.

Property Law

Landlord & Tenant

Vondez represents both commercial and residential landlords and tenants, and frequently advises and drafts pleadings in matters involving:

  • Possession, including claims against trespassers;
  • Rent arrears, including recovery of ground rent;
  • Disrepair;
  • Breach of covenant and Forfeiture;
  • Tenancies at will; and
  • Assured Shorthold Tenancies, and section 21 notices.


Vondez also represents social landlords, including several London Borough Councils in their housing matters, including matters involving:

  • Possession and Eviction;
  • Succession claims;
  • Anti-social behaviour and trespass; and
  • Environmental Protection Act prosecutions, representing Local Authority tenants.

Recent cases

  • PP (A Company) v TC (A Company)– Representing the Claimant in a contractual dispute arising out of reparative construction works.
  • K (A Company) v BB (A Company) – Appeal against an order refusing to set aside default judgment in a contractual dispute claim.
  • P v PL, NL – Recovering rent arrears by way of a Final Charging Order in a case involving allegations of fraud and severance of a joint tenancy.
  • RB (A London Borough) v AH – Representing a local authority in a long-running possession claim and appeal, raising issues of mental capacity and contemporaneous medical evidence.

News and articles

  • Jennifer Youngs and Vondez Phipps, ‘Drawing the Line: case management and allegations of judicial bias in the family courts’, Family Law Week (22 June 2017)

Areas of Expertise

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Qualifications & Awards

  • LLB, University of London (First Class)
  • BPTC, Kaplan Law School (Very Competent)
  • LLM, Jurisprudence and Human Rights, QMUL (Distinction)
  • Lord Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • BPTC Scholarship, Kaplan Holborn College
  • LLM Laws Prize, Queen Mary University of London

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