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Michael Wharfe | Partner
020 7880 4359

Michael’s practice is heavily weighted towards contentious matters for housing associations and public bodies, with a particular focus on large complex disputes in commercial, insurance, engineering and construction matters.

His current workload centres around defects disputes, in particular the fire safety of rainscreen cladding systems on high rise buildings, and claims under latent defects policies.

Lee Russell | Partner
020 7880 4424

Lee was one of the first solicitors to qualify as part of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s fully qualifying law degree. He was one of the youngest qualifying solicitors at the time.

Lee advises on all aspects of housing management and property litigation, regularly advising private organisations, land owners, developers, investors, charities, local authorities and some of the largest providers of social housing in the United Kingdom.

Rachel Jones | Solicitor
020 7880 4317

Rachel specialises in all aspects of construction and engineering law dispute resolution, including; litigation, adjudication and mediation. She has experience dealing with a wide variety of construction related disputes, primarily for employers; public bodies, including local authorities and registered social landlords and she has been heavily involved in the claims arising from the “cladding crisis”, namely compliance with Building Regulations and fire safety issues in external walls of multi-storey buildings, which has so affected the housing sector.

Hannah Keane | Solicitor
020 7880 4309

Hannah joined Devonshires Solicitors in 2015 as Paralegal in the Securitisation Team. After taking six months out to complete her Legal Practice Course, Hannah returned to Devonshires as a Paralegal in the Housing Management Team, where she advised on various issues of disrepair and assisted solicitors on further matters arising out of social housing such as subletting and anti-social behaviour.

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