I am a Partner in our Private Client Team and was previously Managing Partner at Ireland Abrahams, until that firm merged with Harold Benjamin in 2013.
I specialise in residential lease extensions and enfranchisements, particularly statutory lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993. I also conduct the sale, purchase and remortgage of residential freehold and leasehold properties.
I have a pragmatic and dynamic approach to work, aiming where possible to avoid generating unnecessary documentation whilst still covering all the necessary legal bases.
On a day to day basis, I regularly advise both landlords and tenants in respect of prospective lease extensions and enfranchisements. A substantial part of my workload comprises acting for developers with a large property portfolio who are approached by their lessees seeking to extend their individual Leases. I also however act for individual tenants seeking to extend their own Leases with other landlords.
I speak English, French, Hebrew, Spanish.
Education and Qualifications
- BA Legal Science, Trinity College (Dublin)
- Post-Qualified Experience: 35 years (1984)
Memberships and Recognition
- Law Society of England & Wales
- Member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners
- Recommended Solicitor on the panel of the Leasehold Advisory Service
Life Outside the Law
When not working, I am active in interfaith activities, and my hobbies include military history, miniature wargaming and writing humorous poetry.
Direct Dial: 020 8872 3066