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JUSTIN HOUSE, 6 WEST STREET, BROMLEY, BR1 1JN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 8290 0333
Fax:
Fax 020 8464 3332
DX:
117600 BROMLEY-7
Email:
Web:
www.judge-priestley.co.uk

Mark Oakley

Tel:
Work 020 8290 7337
Email:
Judge & Priestley LLP

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Head of litigation. Particular expertise lies with commercial disputes, leasehold/property disputes including LVT cases and claimant professional negligence claims.

Career

Trained Judge & Priestley; qualified 1989; partner Judge & Priestley 1993.

Member

Law Society.

Education

LLB (Hons).


South East: Dispute resolution

Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Judge & Priestley LLP's team is, according to clients, particularly good at 'identifying legal issues and ensuring clients are fully informed' and has 'developed excellent online case management systems'. It advises on debt recovery, litigation and credit control services for a range of local authorities, has a niche offering in the residential and homecare sectors and handles subrogated recovery for insurance companies. Rachel Addai and Mark Oakley , who jointly head the practice, lead 'a very skilled and helpful' team; Oakley stands out for 'his excellent skills and knowledge when it comes to complex leasehold cases' and for the training sessions he provides.  Mark Younger and  Uday Patel  are noted, as is Robert Davis, 'who delivers what the client wants'.

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South East: Real estate

Social housing

Within: Leading individuals

Mark Oakley - Judge & Priestley LLP

Within: Social housing

Judge & Priestley LLP attracts praise for its 'outstanding overall level of service; all of its solicitors have many years of experience and excellent breadth of knowledge between them'. Areas of expertise encompass housing management litigation, including matters relating to possession, neighbour disputes, disrepair and anti-social behaviour; leasehold management, where it acts for a number of local authorities on leasehold and service charge issues; and housing development, where it acts for a number of registered social landlords and charities. In an illustration of its track record acting for London local authorities, the practice acted for the London Borough of Lambeth in obtaining an injunction order against a leaseholder for breach of lease, and acted for the same client in forfeiture proceedings for outstanding service charge arrears and costs. Key figures include Nitika Singh, who heads the practice and has wide-ranging experience in property litigation; Pamela Bachu, who is noted for her 'can-do attitude and and responsiveness'; and Mark Oakley, who is singled out for his 'understanding of the practical applications of the work clients undertake'.

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