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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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James Liffen

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Mishcon de Reya LLP

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Real Estate


James is a Legal Director in Mishcon de Reya's Residential Property team specialising in residential conveyancing. He is experienced in dealing with complex deals involving shared ownership, auction sales, portfolio purchases, tenancy and planning issues. That said, his comprehensive background means that he is an expert in handling straightforward sale transactions and purchase and refinancing transactions.  James also has a lot of experience working with lenders on joint venture schemes and completing high value loans on residential properties.

James' clients are predominantly high net worth individuals. For this reason he often deals with other Private client teams across the firm such Tax and Family, as well as Corporate.

James actively engages with the media and has featured on BBC Radio 2 as a result of his expertise. Highly regarded among his peers, Chambers UK list James as "Associate to Watch" in their High Net Worth Guide 2016                                                                                                                       


Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya

Assistant Solicitor, Seddons

Assistant Solicitor, Jennings Son & Ash

Trainee Solicitor, Jennings Son & Ash


College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course York University, History BA (Hons)

London: Real estate

Residential property

Within: Next generation lawyers

James Liffen - Mishcon de Reya LLP

Within: Residential property

Mishcon de Reya LLP operates with a ‘delightful level of professionalism and reliability’. The ‘very strong team’ boasts a diverse client base which includes high-net-worth individuals, developers, investors, banks, corporates and on and offshore investment funds. Notable names include Capital and Countries, the Bank of Singapore and Gama Estates. Sonal Thakrar heads the practice and is a ‘top performer and expert in her field’. She acts for a number of overseas clients and has particularly strong connections in the Middle East. Legal director Julie Bond regularly handles complicated transactions, enfranchisement and structuring and is a ‘rising star who has exceptional technical knowledge’. Helen Curtis-Goulding is recommended as is James Liffen who has expertise in shared ownership, auction sales and portfolio purchases. Zoe Patel joined the firm from Jury O’Shea LLP.

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