Firm Profile > Harold Benjamin > Harrow, England
Harold Benjamin Offices
HILL HOUSE, 67-71 LOWLANDS ROAD
Harold Benjamin > The Legal 500 Rankings
Harold Benjamin’s commercial property team handles property developments, secured lending, real estate investments and leasing matters, especially in the retail and leisure sectors. The team is also known for its experience in working with a number of luxury brand owners. The practice is headed by Ray Oshry and other names to note include Vijay Parikh, who was made managing partner in January 2019, and retail specialist Robert Souber.
‘Reliable, easy to communicate with anyone, even at partner level‘.
‘Always there to help, protect our interests and offer valuable advice‘.
HCUC (being a merger of Harrow and Uxbridge Colleges)
Bright Little Stars
One Savings Bank t/a Kent Reliance
Planning Tier 3
Harold Benjamin's planning work is a core part of its property development practice. The firm assists with the planning aspects (including planning agreements and section 106 work) of high-value residential and commercial development projects. Practice head Huseyin Huseyin specialises in planning and development aspects of social housing and affordable housing schemes.
East London Regeneration South (ELRS)
Martin Grant and Taylor Wimpey
Consortium – Berryfields Aylesbury
Trustees of Derby Hall Christian Assembly
The Harrow-based dispute resolution and litigation team at Harold Benjamin is particularly well versed in property litigation and deals with commercial litigation, insolvency, real estate, employment and estates disputes. The practice head is Jonathan Mahony, who focuses on hotel and construction work. Jeremy Lederman and senior associate Alim Shariff are other key litigators.
‘Strengths are response times, expert knowledge, direct and easy accessibility to qualified resources‘.
‘The lawyers have successfully married professionalism with being pragmatic and approachable‘.
‘Alim Shariff and Jon Mahony are extremely attentive. In real terms, no client question is too simple, or irrelevant for them‘.
Chill & Relax Ltd
Global Steel Holdings & Mr Pramod Lakshmi
USA Fashion (UK) Ltd
Property litigation Tier 4
Harold Benjamin's property litigation team is 'efficient and responsive to both clients and counsel'. It has a wealth of experience of matters such as landlord and tenant disputes, rent arrears, dilapidation claims, lease renewals, construction disputes and boundary disputes. Jon Mahony is the practice head. Richard Budd is 'a tenacious and methodical litigator'. Another name to note is Keith Boddy, who has expertise in lease renewals.
‘I would not hesitate in recommending Harold Benjamin’s Property Litigation team; it has a clear depth of experience‘.
‘I appreciate Richard Budd’s ability to give clear and considered instructions under time-pressured circumstances; he clearly articulates the needs of the client but also manages expectations‘.
‘Richard is also a strong and insightful negotiator, with a poker face to match. He is extremely tactical in mediations and willing to walk away from the table if it is commercially and practically in his client’s best interests‘.
Ladbrokes Coral Group
Chill & Relax Ltd
Property finance Tier 7
Property specialist Harold Benjamin acts for borrowers and lenders, particularly banks, building societies and high-net-worth individuals, and is noted for its secured lending expertise. Areas of strength include the residential, commercial, hotels and leisure, and healthcare sectors. The team is led by Ray Oshry and managing partner Vijay Parikh.
Ray Oshry; Vijay Parikh
JMK Group of Companies
KMP Group of Companies
Reliance Finance Corporation
One Savings Bank (t/a Kent Reliance)
Harold Benjamin > Firm Profile
At Harold Benjamin, we live, work and deliver real estate, business and private client legal services to our clients.
Our award winning firm is home to a team of friendly, dynamic, diverse and talented professionals and support team. Founded in 1953, we have a long history of delivering commercially focused and grounded legal advice.
We have always operated with a prominent physical presence in the North West of London. Our West End and Harrow offices work in tandem to deliver services across a broad range of clients from individuals and SMEs through to large corporations, be they family businesses or house-hold names, in the UK and abroad.
Today, we are a partnership of 17 with varying levels of in-depth expertise and years of service. Supporting the partners are 54 legal professional and support staff colleagues.
We are extremely proud to be able to boast a truly diverse professional team who hail from a wide range of backgrounds, communities and circumstances. We feel that this truly adds value to the employee experience and internal culture at Harold Benjamin as well as being positive and beneficial for our clients.
Our client service is friendly, down to earth and pragmatic. Whilst we operate in a traditional, partner-led manner, we are committed to delivering clients high value investment from our advice. We continually strive to gain our clients’ confidence by ensuring our advice is easy to comprehend and clear to navigate. Rest assured, our partners will always bring in more junior colleagues as and when they need to in any case or transaction.
We take an active role in being a Corporate Socially Responsible citizen. We are always looking at ways to act sustainably and reduce our carbon footprint. The firm also regularly holds events each quarter to raise funds for nominated charitable endeavours.
Our Real Estate expertise is dominant throughout the firm. Three quarters of our professional team work within some form of real estate. As a result, you can expect a high level of knowledge and understanding in this field from those who practice. Their prime goal is to ensure your property deal be it commercial or residential is handled with the utmost care, efficiency and on budget.
The specific departments we operate in this sector are:-
Property Development & Planning: Our team are involved in the acquisition, planning and sale of building and land sites for redevelopment; strategic land acquisition, plot / new build sales, joint venture and consortium agreements. We act for a number of recognisable London and International companies.
Commercial Property: Our commercial property team cover a number of specialist areas including, acquisition, sales, auctions and advisory services. Landlord and tenant matters including pre-lets and conditional leases, property investment including portfolio acquisition and disposal, sub-sales and forward commitment. The Secured Lending department act on refinancing for both lenders and borrowers against a range of securities.
We have a dedicated retail and leisure division that works with iconic and high-end brands and luxury maisons with specific experience in gaming, cinemas, fashion, premier real estate and letting agents, food and beverage, multi-outlets, professional services and hotels.
Commercial lease renewal services are a specialty.
Residential Property: Our Residential Property team look after purchasers, vendors and mortgage lenders, rights to buy and shared ownership and where necessary transfers of equity in real estate for flats, houses and new builds for both freehold and leasehold properties.
The team’s expertise extends to lease extensions and enfranchisements.
Our Business Law team aim to deliver our clients’ business objectives in a modern and commercially astute manner. They are experienced in working under strict time deadlines and varying levels of complexity. They understand the need for businesses to meet their objectives. The nature of support we can offer your business could include company corporate or employment advice through to debt recovery support. You can be assured we have your business covered and here is a brief guide to our business law sections:-
Our team covers Corporate / Commercial including mergers and acquisitions, company secretariat, commercial contract, information technology, intellectual property, information law, and data protection.
All aspects of Employment Law for both employer and employee for both non-contentious (including agreements and contracts) through to contentious issues (Employment Tribunal representation).
Our specialist Dispute Resolution & Litigation team work on real estate, construction, commercial and insolvency disputes. We also offer an experienced Arbitration capability with both local and international reach. We can also offer the expertise of a specialist contentious estates unit.
Harold Benjamin has a long-established and trusted Private Client team who have been assisting individuals and families to protect their heritage and assets for many years.
Our professional team deploy the utmost discretion, privacy and sensitivity when dealing with your personal matters. They understand the importance of having your private affairs in order no matter the size of your estate.
Our team are frequently involved in drafting, updating and amending Wills and Powers of Attorney through to obtaining probate and distribution of estates. They work with Independent Financial Advisors and Tax Accountants to ensure you have in place the right structure for your set of circumstances.
For more complex structures they can work with you to set up Trusts or any other necessary provisions including providing advice on charitable donations and making provision for artwork.
Supporting our core Private Client team are our Dispute Resolution & Litigation team who are experienced in dealing with Will and Probate disputes and applications to the specialist courts.
Please see our website at www.haroldbenjamin.com to explore more about our services and the professionals that may be able to assist you.
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|Property Development & Planning - Head||Huseyin Huseyinfirstname.lastname@example.org||0208 422 5678|
|Property Development & Planning||Chris Battyemail@example.com||0208 422 5678|
|Property Development & Planning||Jonathan Rosefirstname.lastname@example.org||0208 422 5678|
|Property Development & Planning||Farrah Tejaniemail@example.com||0208 422 5678|
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|Commercial Property - Head||Ray Oshryemail@example.com||0208 422 5678|
|Commercial Property - London Head||Robert Souberfirstname.lastname@example.org||0207 224 0888|
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|Employment / Contentious Estates - Head||Marina Vincentemail@example.com||0208 422 5678|
|Dispute Resolution / Litigation - Head||Jonathan Mahonyfirstname.lastname@example.org||0208 422 5678|
|Dispute Resolution / Litigation||Keith Bodyemail@example.com||0208 422 5678|
|Dispute Resolution / Litigation||Jeremy Ledermanfirstname.lastname@example.org||0207 224 0888|
|Private Client - Head||Jonathan Dormanemail@example.com||0208 422 5678|
|Lease Extensions / Enfranchisement||Andy Finkelfirstname.lastname@example.org||0208 422 5678|
|Residential Property||Adam Fidleremail@example.com||0208 422 5678|
|Business Development / Marketing Director||Briget Harrisonfirstname.lastname@example.org||0208 422 5678|
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