Time and again, LKP is contacted for advice on solicitors and barristers to represent leasehold owners in various disputes.
These can concern service charges, inter-company contracts, section 20s, contested right to manage applications or various paths to enfranchisement.
Numerous firms pitch for business at various events supposedly held on leasehold owners’ behalf, which are in fact trade shows.
Again and again, we see the same legal firms attending these events. We know that they are either thoroughly aggressive and predatory when working for freeholders, or are firms that have an established track record for bungling leasehold owner’s cases and costing money.
As a result, we will compile a database of legal practitioners – barristers as well as solicitors – of whom it can be demonstrated that they have done something useful for leaseholders.
The database would include reference to past cases, with a précis of the result.
At LKP, we are wary of recommending lawyers, as one can work well with a group of leaseholders, and be a dud for another.
But as a starting point, leasehold owners would find it extremely useful to know who in the legal world has represented leaseholders with some success.
Please send information with as much information as possible. Such as:
- General appraisal: pleasant, accessible, reliable communications, punctual, sober etc
- Outline the case
- The case reference number
- The result
Please send to
The illustration for this article shows the actress Reese Witherspoon in the popular cinema film “Legally Blonde”, and has been used by LKP for humorous effect. Any similarity to an existing leasehold legal professional is entirely coincidental.