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Lynn James


Home office: Manchester
Lynn James

Lynn joined the Property Litigation Team at Clarke Willmott in March 2024.

Lynn specialises in leasehold management of residential properties and her work includes service charge disputes, section 20 consultation and dispensation, the right to manage, statutory variation of leases, forfeiture and possession, lease interpretation and advice on shared ownership leases. She also assists clients on certain tenancy matters, such as rent increase notices and service charge issues. Lynn has particular expertise in the social housing sector and has advised registered providers for several years.

She has represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) and the Court of Appeal in relation to many of the above issues.

For many years, Lynn has taken a keen interest in leasehold reform and was on the Law Commission’s advisory board for their consultation on lease extension and enfranchisement.  She was also a member of the Law Commission’s panel at their Northwest symposium on Commonhold.

Lynn often presents on matters relating to leasehold management and has spoken at conferences run by the NLG, the NHF and the RICS.

How Lynn can help you

Lynn specialisies in leasehold management of residential properties. This area has seen significant reform over the last few years and through her advisory work and her client training, Lynn has guided many clients through these changes. She is now working with many clients who are facing the further changes proposed by the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act 2024.


Lynn James is absolutely superb. Very easy to deal with, she has a real eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned. She is also totally dependable and will go out of her way to fit in a needed conversation.

– Legal 500

Lynn James has a great understanding of shared ownership, leases and transfers. We have benefitted greatly from her advice. Lynn responds very quickly and goes the extra mile to make sure we have a full understanding of the law and explains things clearly.

– Legal 500

Lynn is very experienced, well known in the leasehold world and an absolute pleasure to work with.

– Chambers

Lynn always responds in a timely manner and is always available at convenient times to discuss matters. Her work is thorough and she possesses a high level of knowledge.

– Chambers

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