NE1 law firm builds property litigation team with new appointment
A leading Newcastle law firm is expanding its litigation team with the appointment of a new property litigation partner.
James Godden joins Newcastle-based Clarke Mairs and brings with him extensive experience of dealing with regional and national property litigation disputes.
He regularly advises landlords, tenants, developers and investors on a full range of property related litigation and has in-depth knowledge in relation to breach of contract, debt enforcement and professional negligence on both transactional and litigious property matters. He is also an enfranchisement specialist, dovetailing with Clarke Mairs’ membership with the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.
James studied law at Newcastle University and then qualified as a solicitor in 2011. He specialised in property litigation with Gordon Brown Law Firm, becoming a Partner in 2018, before accepting an offer to now join Clarke Mairs.
He said: “I had been aware of Clarke Mairs for many years and was really attracted to their forward-thinking approach to working with clients and staff. The fact that they are located centrally is also a big advantage. I’m excited to be widening the litigation offering for the firm.”
Clarke Mairs LLP is a commercial law firm based in Newcastle upon Tyne providing legal services to businesses and individuals nationwide. Services include company and commercial, insolvency, landlord and tenant, leasehold enfranchisement, pharmacy, conveyancing, telecoms and personal matters such as wills and trusts, powers of attorney, probate and administration of estates.
The firm offers legal services to businesses and individuals nationwide and is ranked in the Legal 500 and is LEXCEL accredited through the Law Society. The firm is also ranked in the New Chambers 2019 with clients saying “We feel like we have a very safe pair of hands with Clarke Mairs.”
Partner of Clarke Mairs, Tim Clarke, said: “We’re delighted to have James on board at last - he has extensive experience in property litigation and unrivalled expertise in dealing with this complex area of the law and we’re looking forward to seeing the litigation team grow”.
When he’s not at work, James enjoys snowboarding and skiing with his wife but plans to take his two young children next year which will hopefully not end in disputes!