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Russell-Cooke LLP

2 PUTNEY HILL, LONDON, SW15 6AB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 8789 9111
Fax:
Fax 020 8780 1194
DX:
59456 PUTNEY
Email:
Web:
www.russell-cooke.co.uk

Graham French

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 3826 7291
Email:
Russell-Cooke LLP

Work Department

Property litigation; housing (both social and private sector) litigation and ancillary advisory work.

Position

Graham is a partner in the property and housing litigation team.

Graham specialises in residential and commercial property disputes, landlord and tenant, housing, public law and related contractual disputes. He covers all aspects of property and housing litigation including possession, forfeiture, breach of covenant, disrepair, trespass, rights of way, rent issues and financial disputes and homelessness. He acts for landlords, tenants and tenant’s organisations.

Graham undertakes advisory work for housing associations, co-operatives, tenant management organisations and other public and voluntary sector bodies.

Career

He joined Russell-Cooke as a partner in September 2015 following the merger of Alan Edwards & Co and Russell-Cooke.

  • Admitted as a solicitor January 1984
  • Alan Edwards & Co. 1985 (as Partner, 1986) to 2015
  • Deputy District Judge (County Court) since 1998
  • Member of the Civil Justice Council Working Party on property disputes

Languages

Very basic Spanish and French

Member

Housing Law Practitioners Association

Property Litigation Association

Education

Undergraduate Degree in Law – Leeds Polytechnic 1977; MPhil Criminology, Clare Hall College, Cambridge University - 1978


London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

The team at Russell-Cooke LLP¬†is ‚Äėhappy to go the extra mile‚Äô and offers ‚Äėboth service and litigation skills of a very high standard‚Äô. Practice head Jason Hunter¬†‚Äėconstantly drives matters towards resolution‚Äô and excels on party wall disputes, nuisance cases and providing strategic advice to developers. The firm regularly receives instructions from the¬†retail and private rented sectors and clients include Matalan, Grainger and Get Living London. Partner Paul Greatholder's 'oversight of any given case is always thoughtful, conscientious and driven by a desire to ensure that the client is well served‚Äô. Graham French¬†is recommended while Edward Cracknell¬†is ‚Äėpersonable, accessible and concise‚Äô. The firm was recently instructed by Norfolk Square in relation to three associated pieces of litigation against a single tenant, the proceedings include an injunction to gain access to the let property and a claim from the tenant of substantial damage. Lauren Brown¬†joined the team from W H Matthews & Co.

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Social housing: tenant

Within: Social housing: tenant

Russell-Cooke LLP has a team of 'assertive, experienced and thorough' lawyers, who have considerable experience in representing individuals and tenant management organisations in a variety of housing disputes and homelessness claims. The team is headed by Graham French, 'a long-established leader in the field', who has been involved in a litany of possession claims, and is also instructed by tenant management organisations including Loughborough Estate Management Board. Associate Caroline Brosnan has 'a record of success in homelessness appeals', and Jodie Green is known for her 'sensitive and respectful approach to the most challenging clients'. Associate Lauren Brown joined the team from W H Matthews & Co.

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