Top Six Property Lawyers
Legal director James Liffen specialises in residential conveyancing at Mishcon de Reya, covering ownership, auction sales, portfolio purchases, tenancy and planning issues. It’s a technical and complex role. ‘Sometimes we’re getting involved at the very early [stage], other times it’s all about just getting the deal over the line or just looking at getting the right deal,’ he explains. Like most in the industry, Liffen has noticed a slowdown in transactions, but it doesn’t mean he’s not busy – he wrapped up a £85 million deal over Christmas. ‘From the rest of the world’s point of view, there is only one London,’ he says.