Leasehold Life has been very pleased to be provided with regular abridged versions of case law updates from Barrister Jonathan Upton of Tanfield Chambers. Jonathan specialises in property disputes and is also the Editor of the Service Charges section on

Jonathan regularly appears in the High Court, county courts, LVT and proceedings before HM Adjudicator and is a member of the Chancery Bar Association, the Property Bar Association and the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.

Leasehold Life now welcomes new legal case law contributor David Whitney, Solicitor and Civil Mediation Council accredited Mediator of Painsmith Solicitors, who are a niche specialist practice advising nationwide on all aspects of residential landlord and tenant law.

David is himself a specialist in the field of residential long leasehold with around 20 years experience. He regularly advises on all matters relating to long leasehold law including enfranchisements, lease extensions, service charge disputes, claims for right to manage and advising generally on leases. David is also a qualified mediator and sits as a fee paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

David’s email address is [email protected] and he can be contacted on tel no: 01420 565310


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