Oliver-James Topping > Pinney Talfourd LLP > Hornchurch, England > Lawyer Profile

Pinney Talfourd LLP
RM11 1EW

Work Department

Property Litigation




He was admitted as a solicitor in January 2016 after completing his training contract with a regional firm specialising in Residential Property law where he was promoted to the role of Senior Solicitor.

Oliver-James joined Pinney Talfourd in 2018 and works within the Property Litigation Department. He was promoted to an Associate in 2021.

He regularly deals with instructions covering several departments, working with colleagues across the commercial property, residential property, and private client teams. This involves him in disputes relating to commercial tenant covenants, failed property completions, and promissory estoppel. As a result, he is experienced in practical litigation and fully understands how this can impact on day-to-day life.

Key dates:

2013 – Paralegal at Attwells Solicitors LLP
2014 – Trainee Solicitor at Attwells Solicitors LLP
2015 – Solicitor at Attwells Solicitors LLP
2018 – Senior Solicitor at Attwells Solicitors LLP
2018 – Solicitor at Pinney Talfourd LLP
2021 – Associate at Pinney Talfourd LLP


Oliver-James is a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP).


Oliver-James graduated with a 2:1 degree from Nottingham University in 2012. He undertook the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School and graduated with distinction in 2013.


Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Property litigation

Operating out of Hornchurch, Pinney Talfourd LLP’s property litigation group provides a ‘diversity of services’, ranging from representation in TOLATA claims to lease extension matters. The team assists HNWIs, landlords, and estates, with ‘outstanding’ practice head Stephen Eccles contributing over 30 years’ experience in handling all aspects of property litigation, including cases in the Court of Appeal. Senior associate Lisa Eastwood is ‘articulate and compassionate’, specialising in landlord and tenant disputes, while associate Oliver-James Topping is a ‘hard worker’, focusing on forfeiture and dilapidation claims.