- Called: 2015
Zachary joined Five Paper in October 2017 after successfully completing his pupillage. He is a member of both the Property and Commercial teams. During his pupillage Zachary has gained experience in a variety of real property, housing, general commercial, and insolvency matters.
Prior to coming the Bar, Zachary developed his research skills in the academic study of literature, giving papers at major international conferences at the University of Cambridge, and the University of London, and publishing a chapter in a peer-reviewed collection of essays. These skills of close textual analysis, and extensive research have given him the foundations to succeed in his legal advice, and his written and oral advocacy.
Zachary has appeared in his own right for property, housing, commercial, and procedural matters, namely:
- an application for an insolvency administration order against a deceased’s estate under the Administration of Insolvent Estates of Deceased Persons Order 1986;
- appearing in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber – Land Registration) for issues under the Land Registration Act 2002, and an application to strike out under the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules;
- possession proceedings on grounds of rent arrears;
- first possession proceedings on grounds of anti-social behaviour;
- first possession proceedings on grounds of the property not being the only or principal home;
- warrant suspensions, including where a Sheffield CC v Hopkins submission is required;
- successfully defending against the setting aside of a possession order;
- anti-social behaviour injunctions, including attaching powers of arrest;
- committal proceedings for breach of injunction, including in the Youth Court;
- defending a small claim regarding issues under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978;
- gas safety injunctions.
Zachary has assisted other members of chambers in notable cases, including:
Partridge v Gupta  EWHC 1110 (QB): an appeal focused on the correct interpretation of CPR 83.13(8) with regards to applying for permission to issue a writ of possession, and considering what constituted sufficient “notice of the proceedings” within the meaning of the rule (with Ben Maltz). See an article on the case co-written with Ben Maltz here.
R (on the application of Letizia Esposito) v Camden LBC QBD (Admin) (May J) 31/07/2017: an application in the High Court for an urgent interim injunction against the London Borough of Camden. The order was sought by a resident of Dorney Towner on the Chalcots Estate who alleged that it was Wednesbury unreasonable and in breach of her rights under Article 8 of Schedule 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998 for Camden to stop providing temporary accommodation to her, especially following the Grenfell Tower tragedy (with Stephen Evans, and Brynmor Adams).
Houghton v PB Donoghue (Haulage & Plant Hire Ltd) and others  EWHC 1738 (Ch): Morgan J considered an application for permission under CPR 36.11(3)(d) to accept a defendant’s Part 36 offer (made almost six months previously) two days after trial began (with Simon Mills).
BPTC, City University London, 2015.
GDL, City University London, 2014.
BA English Literature, University College London, First Class, 2013.
BPTC Major Exhibition, Inner Temple, 2014.
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple, 2014.
Second Prize – Senior Moot, City University London, 2014.
GDL Major Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2013.
John Oliver Hobbes Memorial Prize, University College London, 2013.
“Sit up and take notice! Partridge v Gupta.” Ben Maltz and Zachary Kell. Property Litigation Association. September 2017.
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR).
Property Bar Association (PBA).