Coles Miller Strengthens Its Residential Leasehold Property Team4th May 2021
Coles Miller has strengthened its team of residential leasehold solicitors. Managing Partner Neil Andrews now leads the department, with solicitor Nick Leedham promoted to Associate.
The team – which also includes chartered legal executive Amy-Paige Gregory – helps clients all over the country with expert legal advice on leasehold matters including:
- buying the freehold
- extending the lease
- right to manage
- right of first refusal
- service charge disputes
- varying a lease
- breaches of covenant.
Nick has five years’ experience in this highly specialised area of the law after graduating from Bournemouth University with a distinction in his Legal Practice Course (following his degree in Biomedical Sciences at Plymouth University).
His father Roger is Senior Partner and head of the Conveyancing Department at Coles Miller. Nick shares his father’s love of residential property law but wanted to specialise in leasehold work because it combines both contentious and non-contentious elements.
Now is an exciting time to be involved in residential leasehold property work because of the proposed major legal reforms announced at the start of the year.
Nick said: “I am thrilled to be appointed an Associate at Coles Miller, having trained with the firm originally. I believe that residential leasehold property law is on the verge of an exciting new chapter and I am looking forward to many more years tackling the day-to-day challenges it brings.”
Roger said: “I am delighted about Nick’s promotion. Firstly, it recognises the valuable experience that he now brings to the firm in this specialist area of law and also the hard work that he has put in over the last five years. Secondly, I am extremely proud that – as my son – Nick will continue the Leedham family name with Coles Miller and is following in my footsteps.”
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