James Liffen

Mishcon de Reya

Industry commentators call the highly personable James Liffen ‘an associate to watch’ — and not without reason. The young lawyer, whose venture into property was ‘slightly accidental’, has spent over 11 years advising on complex deals, ranging from shared ownership… Read More

Suzie Haydon

Pemberton Greenish

A former criminal lawyer who repented after spending two years visiting Bristol’s prisons, police stations and magistrates’ courts, Suzie Haydon specialises in prime residential transactions, particularly for jet-setting overseas clients who need ‘guiding through the minefield’ of English law. She… Read More

Henry Stuart


One of London’s property power players, Withers’ residential property head Henry Stuart focuses on prime transactions for HNWs and institutions, particularly tax and structuring advice. He also has in-depth expertise on overseas purchases, funding and complex holding structures. Despite the… Read More

Elaine Dobson

Taylor Wessing

Favoured by London’s jet-set and UHNW Russians, Taylor Wessing’s residential property group head Elaine Dobson advises on ‘all aspects’ of property law, including purchase and sale, refinancing, restructuring, tenancies and landlord and tenant matters. She is highly experienced with statutory… Read More

Michael Morris

Collas Crill

Described by market experts as a dedicated lawyer ‘willing to go the extra mile to complete a transaction’, Michael Morris is head of Collas Crill’s UK property team. Morris specialises in acting for HNWs and offshore investors, funds, property firms… Read More

Sarah Conway

Maurice Turnor Gardner

Real estate group head Sarah Conway founded Maurice Turnor Gardner’s property practice in January 2013 after moving from Allen & Overy, where for 14 years she was responsible for most of the firm’s high-value residential work. ‘It is always hard… Read More

Andrew Brecher


‘I’m very much a believer of the leave no stone unturned approach to getting a deal over the line,’ says Andrew Brecher, who founded the firm with sister Valerie and close friend Jeremy Abram in 1995. The ‘uber well-connected’ solicitor… Read More

Valerie Brecher


Valerie Brecher, joint senior partner of the growing property practice, Brecher, has almost 100 staff and more than 38 years’ experience in prime commercial and residential real estate, advising developers, HNW investors, banks and lenders. They also act on the… Read More