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Lee Stafford

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Partner in Bishop & Sewell LLP

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Lee qualified as a solicitor in October 2002. Prior to joining Bishop & Sewell, he was Partner at Rosling King LLP, a Senior Associate at SGH Martineau LLP and most recently a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department at Fisher Meredith LLP.

Lee’s main areas of expertise relate to him acting for regulated financial institutions, including banks, building societies and specialist lenders, on professional negligence claims against solicitors, valuers and surveyors, fraud claims, finance disputes, property disputes and disputed repossession claims. In addition, Lee also has extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of general commercial disputes for private individuals and business clients alike, including partnership disputes, director and shareholder disputes, a complex claim for adverse possession of land and contractual disputes. Lee has acted on claims at all stages of the civil litigation process, including defending an appeal in the Court of Appeal. Lee is also a strong advocate and regular user of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process, having been involved in numerous multi-party mediations, settlement meetings and expert determinations.

Lee is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. 

The Sound of Silence: Good Floors Make Good Neighbours

If a tenant in a residential block of flats has noisy neighbours, a common law nuisance claim could be pursued against the noisy neighbour. However, it is not always easy to establish a nuisance based on the everyday levels of noise that are associated with normal day-to-day living in a flat

Redevelopments Coming Apart at the Seams

A recent decision between a Hotel Landlord and a Textiles Dealership Tenant has woven a new thread to long-established tests regarding redevelopments.

Fitness for Habitation: A Short Guide

On 20 December 2018 the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (“the 2018 Act”) was given royal assent and on 20 March 2019 it came into force. The 2018 Act amends the current fitness for human habitation rules found in the 1985 Act.