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Judge & Priestley LLP

Work 020 8290 0333
Fax 020 8464 3332
117600 BROMLEY-7
Bromley, London

South East: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery
Debt recovery - ranked: tier 1

Judge & Priestley LLP

Judge & Priestley LLP have 'a great depth of experience' in debt recovery, enforcement actions and also provide a subrogated recovery service for insurance companies. The firm serves a broad client roster including local authorities, utilities companies, financial and professional service providers and leading insurers. The practice has a niche specialisation in residential and local authority debt recover, in such areas as recovery of community infrastructure levies. Key figures in this sizable group include Mark Oakley for service charge recovery, Rachel Addai for local authority and insolvency-related matters, and Uday Patel for commercial debt claims.

Practice head(s):Mark Oakley, Rachel Addai

Other key lawyers:Uday Patel


'Judge & Priestley have a great depth of experience within their teams in respect of leasehold issues and service charges. There is very good communication from the team. They respond very quickly when we have urgent cases that require assistance.'

'I find Judge & Priestley to be a very reliable law firm, they are always on hand to give me advice and guidance with any questions or queries I may have. They are always speedy with their responses and often follow up after the advice has been given which is appreciated.'

'Mark Oakley provides excellent support, has excellent skills and knowledge when it comes to complex leasehold cases. Any legal advice requested is provided on time , is very clear and covers the topic in depth with clear explanations of the case law. '

'Uday Patel is fantastic, his level of knowledge on our industry is outstanding and I know I can trust the advice he gives me.'


Next Generation Partners

Uday Patel - Judge & Priestley LLP

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South East: Real estate

Social housing
Social housing - ranked: tier 2

Judge & Priestley LLP

Judge & Priestley LLP's practice has undergone significant expansion, with it adding two new solicitors to the team in March 2019. The firm has a strong track record in contentious housing management matters, including possession claims, and cases concerning anti-social behavior and nuisance. In a notable development, following a competitive tender process, the firm was appointed to act for the London Borough of Southwark on disrepair cases. The firm also advises the same client on housing management and property litigation (including leasehold matters). Social housing head Nitika Singh is recommended for complex housing management litigation, including cases concerning homelessness, allocations and succession. Mark Oakley leads the property litigation practice.

Practice head(s):Nitika Singh

Other key lawyers:Mark Oakley


'Team is especially knowledgeable about the processes involved in recovering leasehold service charges'.


Key Clients

London Borough of Southwark

Barnet Homes

London Borough of Havering

London Borough of Southwark

London Borough of Camden

London Borough of Lambeth

Wandle Homes

Birmingham City Council

Phoenix Community Housing Association

Private Housing Solutions

Let 2 Barnet

Open Door Homes

Work highlights

  • Assisted Barnet Homes with recovering possession on grounds of Notice To Quit and Notice Of Seeking Possession, and successfully struck out a defence and counterclaim for disrepair.
  • Assisted London Borough of Lambeth with recovering unpaid service charges and negotiated a substantial reduction in disrepair counterclaim sought by leaseholder.
  • Assisted Barnet Homes with enforcing a breach of lease by obtaining an injunction order and an order for costs.
  • Advice to London Borough of Southwark on the merits of an environmental protection claim by occupants of a travellers site.
  • Assisted Barnet Homes with securing the successful withdrawal of an unmeritorious Environmental Protection Act claim by a persistent and uncooperative tenant.
Leading individuals

Mark Oakley - Judge & Priestley LLP

Nitika Singh - Judge & Priestley LLP

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