Tina Kumar-Jacob 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Tina has extensive advocacy experience and has appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal (recent case of Khandanpour v Chambers [2019] EWCA Civ 570), High Court and County Court. She has also appeared in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in both the Residential Property and Land Registration divisions.

Her practice has always been in civil litigation, with a current emphasis on property and landlord and tenant (both residential and commercial). In addition, Tina continues to be instructed on partnership, company law, contract, costs and defamation matters.

A qualified, accredited mediator in civil and commercial matters, Tina is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She accepts instructions on a Direct Access basis.

Areas of law

Real Property & Mortgages

Tina is regularly instructed on various types of real property cases, including:

Landlord & Tenant (Residential & Commercial)

Tina is regularly instructed to advise and appear in court and/or the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (FTT) on the following matters:

Recent examples of work:

Company Law & Contractual Matters

Tina continues to be instructed on various matters relating to company law and contractual matters. Recent examples of her work include:

Defamation Law

Tina has been instructed on various matters, including successfully representing clients in High Court trials.


Tina has been instructed on various types of interim applications relating to costs issues in the county court. She is also instructed on Detailed Assessments both in county courts and the Senior Court Costs Office (SCCO). She has been instructed by the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) on all such costs matters.

Mediation & ADR

A member of the Civil Mediation Council, Tina regularly accepts instructions on civil and commercial mediations in the capacity of a barrister and also as a mediator. She is a faculty member with the London School of Mediation and tutors on the courses. She has recently tutored at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague and sat as a judge at the UK Student Mediation Competition 2019 in Bristol.

Her experience in arbitration extends to acting for the Forestry Commission in relation to farm/woodland grant schemes in relation to an arbitration clause within the contract.




I had the luck to have Tina Kumar, represent my Company as our Barrister, at a recent court case. Her professional manner in dealing with our claim, I think was one of the reasons that we won.. I would recommend her, to anyone looking for a quality Barrister.

Robert Falconer Managing Director, W.E. Deane Ltd

I’m terribly impressed with both your approach and your work…You’ve take this on last minute, never phased by lateness, nor two instructing sols, nor the opposition, with utter calm…your work last night and today have made a very real difference to our client’s life… but, really, very well done.

Daniel Stevens Amicus Law, Commercial

I had cause to instruct another barrister of yours this week (Tina Kumar) and I have to say I found the process excellent.

Mark Rothman Leonard Gray LLP


Real Property & Mortgages

Notable cases and recent examples:

Landlord & Tenant

Company Law

Defamation Law

Tina Kumar-Jacob

phone01823 247 247


Qualified in 2002