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Mark Treneer

(Edward) Mark Treneer

Call: 1987
Education: Southampton University BA(Hons)
City University, London – Diploma in Law

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Area of Practice:Civil Law Barrister

A civil specialist with a varied civil practice including land cases for developers and private individuals, Chancery matters, planning and landlord and tenant. Extensive experience of ancillary relief matters, particularly where land, farming, business or insolvency issues exist.

Mark was called to the Bar in Inner Temple in 1987 and joined Walnut House in 1989.

He studied history at Southampton University where he graduated top of his year. He then attended City University, London undertaking the Diploma in Law and then proceeding to an MA where his thesis was entitled Damages for Mental Distress for Breach of Contract. Mark was then awarded a Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship by the Inner Temple and a major award.

Mark has judged a number of Mooting competitions and have lectured on boundaries and easements on professional continuing education courses and to students.


He accepts instructions in all manner of land cases for both developers and private individuals as both Claimants and Defendants in relation to boundaries, easements, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, and public and private rights of way appearing before the Courts, the Lands Tribunal and Government Inspectors.


Mark also accept instructions in a large variety of traditional Chancery matters including wills & probate, trusts including Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees.


He regularly advise and represent landowners, developers, private individuals and Local Authorities in relation to planning applications and issues including change of use, certificates of lawful use and enforcement on Local Inquiries and Statutory Appeals.

Landlord and Tenant

He advises and act in both business and residential landlord and tenant cases including right to buy, disability discrimination, and unfair contract terms in consumer tenancies issues for Landlords (including Housing Associations) and tenants.

Financial Ancillary Relief

He accepts instructions in a wide variety of matrimonial and quasi-matrimonial financial ancillary relief matters especially where land, farming, business or insolvency issues exist.

Other Areas of Practice:

Although his main areas of work are set out above he regularly accept instructions in a wide variety of civil work including nuisance and negligence cases, including professional negligence.

Cases of Note:

B v H – boundaries and estoppel

Cornicks Application – modification and release of restrictive covenants, assessment of compensation and costs

M I Ltd v E – adverse possession

J v S – restrictive covenants, easements, trespass, injunctive relief and equitable damages

North Devon Homes Ltd v B – Disability Discrimination Act in the context of possession proceedings


Mark farms on Dartmoor, having pedigree Devon (Red Ruby) cattle, pedigree Whiteface Dartmoor sheep, Oxford Sandy & Black pigs and a commercial suckler cow herd. He also engages in all field sports, and breeds and keeps thoroughbred horses and ponies.