Boodle Hatfield LLP

Real Estate: High Value Residential Department

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Boodle Hatfield is a "top-tier" firm, according to an estate agent. The team advises on rural and urban estates and is particularly well known for its expertise in enfranchisement. An interviewee says that "it is well respected and a market leader in enfranchisement claims."

Sources praise the quality of the team; "they are full of good lawyers," says one solicitor. An agent also notes that "they have a very balanced perspective and they are an excellent team; they're very pragmatic, they have excellent experience because the whole team has been together for a very long time."

Notable practitioners

Amanda O'Keeffe is "excellent, very efficient, very precise, and provides seamless and exceptional service," according to an estate agent. She advises on London and rural properties, and an interviewee notes that "she is the absolute all-rounder," with another source adding that "she is an excellent operator." A market source says: "She is brilliant - she is always on the end of the phone, always proactive and she takes a real-world approach to things."

Saskia Arthur leads the firm's residential practice. An estate agent enthuses that "she's a real go-to lawyer if you want something executed quickly and incredibly efficiently with a real fine-tooth comb for detail." This source continues: "She's incredibly responsive, with a sharp mind that feels like nothing is too much." Another market commentator notes that "she is personable, robust, intelligent, and experienced in complex and high-value transactions."

Simon Kerrigan is "a very experienced operator, particularly on the residential enfranchisement side," according to one interviewee, who also notes that "he's very pragmatic, very commercial," before adding that "he's a market-leading figure in enfranchisement and is extremely client-focused." Kerrigan also advises on landlord and tenant matters. An estate agent notes: "He is very approachable, solution-driven and very thorough."