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Harold Benjamin, the north London-based niche real estate practice, has appointed Alim Shariff as a solicitor in the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Litigation department.
The appointment is the latest in a number of recently-announced hirings which have seen Intellectual Property specialist Rajeshree Bhojnani (click here for the full article on Rajeshree) join the firm’s Corporate & Commercial department as a senior associate solicitor and Jackie Patel, a specialist in social housing and shared ownership, who joined the Property Development, Construction and Planning department.
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Having worked for a number of blue-chip and foreign companies as well as PLCs, SMEs, property developers, pharmacy and homecare providers, and high net worth individuals, Alim has acted on multiple international arbitrations involving commercial contracts; injunctive relief; service charge disputes; personal guarantees; enforcement proceedings; mediation; and possession proceedings.
With broad experience in a wide range of commercial and civil disputes and their successful resolution through litigation, negotiation and alternative forms of dispute resolution, Alim has appeared before the Court of Appeal, all divisions of the High Court and various County Courts and Employment Tribunals.
Notable cases with which he has been involved include acting on behalf of an international steel company over a multi-million pound contractual dispute; successfully restraining the presentation of a winding-up petition against a company based on disputes over a transfer of goodwill; and successfully defending a $500 million claim brought by a government against a client.
A graduate of Keele University, Alim completed the Legal Practice Course at London’s College of Law before being appointed a paralegal at a City firm and, subsequently, a trainee solicitor with a West End practice. Immediately prior to joining Harold Benjamin, Alim was head of the litigation team at Edgware firm Axiom Stone.
“I am very pleased and excited to be joining a firm of Harold Benjamin’s repute and working within such a dynamic and innovative environment,” said Alim. “I aim to help the firm maintain its core values and assist the Dispute Resolution & Litigation team in maintaining the excellent service to clients for which it is renowned.”
Commenting on his appointment, Keith Flavell, Managing Partner at Harold Benjamin, said Alim’s appointment would further strengthen and broaden the range of services and expertise the Dispute Resolution & Litigation team was able to offer clients.
“At a time when many law firms are either treading water or contracting, Harold Benjamin continues to make a number of strategically-important appointments across all areas of the firm of which Alim is the latest. His experience and skill in a wide range of litigious matters will be of significant benefit to our clients and will have a positive impact on the future growth of the practice and firm as a whole.”