Mr Mark Oakley > Judge & Priestley LLP > Bromley, England > Lawyer Profile

Judge & Priestley LLP
DX 117600 BROMLEY 7

Work Department



Partner and Head of Property Litigation


Mark heads the Property Litigation teams at Judge & Priestley and is a listed expert individual in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for his work for leading public sector landlords.

Mark’s experience covers a wide variety of cases including property disputes, commercial disputes, and professional negligence claims.

Mark has particular expertise in working with public sector landlords, on leasehold disputes, service charges and cases in the First-Tier and Upper-Tier Land Tribunals.

Some of Mark’s specialities fall under :-

  • Leasehold litigation
  • Restrictive covenants, enforcement and removal/ amendment
  • Rights of way and other easements
  • Trespass and boundary disputes
  • Commercial lease renewals and dilapidations
  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Disputes concerning contracts for land and claims for beneficial entitlement/ownership.

Recent Highlights

Mark represented Camden Council in Lessees of Foundling Court and O’Donnell Court v London Borough of Camden and others  concerning S20 consultation, where there is a head lease.

Mark also represented the RTM(Right To Manage) in Francia Properties Ltd v Aristou, where the court considered the interaction of a freeholder s property rights and the interference with RTM management rights under CLARA 2002.


Law Society.


LLB (Hons).


Mark maintains strong links with the local community through his work as a Chairman of the Board for Mytime Active, a local social enterprise.

Mark has a keen interest in several sports, regularly cycles and plays golf.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

‘Valued for its expertise and professionalism’, Judge & Priestley LLP ‘s credit solutions division in Bromley utilises its dedicated teams for subrogated insurance claims and for commercial and local authority litigation to offer a wide range of services, spanning high-volume debt recovery issues, pre-action recoveries and judgement enforcement actions. The team is overseen by Rachel Addai, who specialises in local authority revenue matters. Addai is assisted by, Robert Davis, Mark Younger, and Uday Patel, who heads up the credit solutions team’s litigation department and is especially active in the utilities sector. Mark Oakley is a key contact for leaseholder disputes and property claims.

South East > Real estate > Social housing

(Leading individuals)

Mark OakleyJudge & Priestley LLP

Operating out of Bromley, the ‘strong team of lawyers’ at Judge & Priestley LLP specialises in handling complex disrepair and EPA claims, along with possession and anti-social behaviour cases. Nitika Singh heads up the group, and is noted for her specialism in acting for landlords on all housing management issues. Mark Oakley has expertise in leasehold and property litigation. Associate Suki Dhoopher focuses on service charge arrears, and Elaine Bathers represents leaseholders and freeholders. James de Vere Moss is also highly regarded.

London > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

Judge & Priestley LLP‘s practice is subdivided between commercial and local authority litigation and asset recoveries, and subrogated insurance claims. Rachel Addai takes the lead on local authority debt recovery, with Mark Oakley also assisting in local authority debt and leaseholder disputes. Uday Patel heads the finance and utility debt recovery. Mark Younger and Robert Davis oversee the recovery operations and processes for insurance clients.