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“Roger Hardwick remains prominent in the real estate litigation space and offers notable expertise in complex residential leasehold matters.” – Chambers and Partners (ranked Band 1 Real Estate Litigation – Thames Valley)
News on the Block, Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards: Solicitor of the Year (2017 & 2018) and Regional Professional of the Year (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018)
A graduate of Cambridge University, Roger leads our Enfranchisement and Residential Leasehold Department. With over 14 years’ experience in residential leasehold law, he is recognised as one of the UK’s leading experts in this field.
Roger has played a key role in the development of leasehold case law and legislation. He was a part of the Law Commission’s Advisory Group of experts, who commented on the Law Commission’s draft proposals, prior to the publication of its consultation papers on proposed reforms to the law on leasehold enfranchisement (including the rights, processes, and methods of determining purchase prices and premiums) and the right to manage. In January 2021, the government announced that it would be accepting a number of the Law Commision’s proposals. Roger also advised a variety of groups and stakeholders on their response to MHCLG’s consultation paper: Building a Safer Future, which led to the Building Safety Bill.
Acting for both landlords and leaseholders, Roger understands the motivations of both parties and his in-depth knowledge of the relevant legislation and case law enables him to build a robust strategy to advance and protect his clients’ best interests.
Leasehold enfranchisement, lease extensions and the right to manage are highly complex areas and require a specialist who understands the legislation and case law inside out. Roger is meticulous in ensuring that all points, traps, pitfalls and loopholes are covered. However, he understands that providing a legal service is not just about technical expertise. He understands the importance of building long-term,personal relationships with his clients.
When advising managing agents and landlords on service charge management, collections, and disputes, Roger and his team act as an extension of the client’s business, attending board meetings and providing bespoke training on how legislative and case law changes will affect their business.
As a recognised leader in leasehold law, Roger is regularly asked to speak at events, including the IRPM national and regional conferences. He has written for News on the Block and has been quoted in The Financial Times.
Roger loves to spend time with his family, especially his 2 year old daughter, enjoys to travel (both in and out of the UK) when time allows, and is a keen critic of modern gastronomy
Brethertons are members of ALEP The Association of Leasehold and Enfranchisement Practitioners.
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