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Property litigation partner returns to Schofield Sweeney

Schofield Sweeney have welcomed back Richard Jobes to head their property litigation team.

Richard is a well-respected litigation expert whose practice focuses on disputes concerning land and has grown to include a specialism in planning-related litigation.  He acts for investors, landlords, retailers, and owner-managed businesses. Richard also works closely with clients on major infrastructure projects and contentious planning matters.

Given the firm’s presence across Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, servicing clients over the whole of the region, as well as acting for a significant number of national clients, Richard is extremely well placed to maximise value and achieve the best practical outcomes for the firm’s ever-expanding client base.

“I am delighted to be back at the firm where I started my career, first as a trainee and then as a qualified solicitor. Whilst it has grown during the intervening years, the firm still exemplifies the values that initially attracted me to it: clarity, commerciality, and a can-do spirit. We are living through uncertain times. Tenants are concerned about their ability to pay the rent. Landlords naturally want to know what options they have in relation to struggling tenants. I am looking forward to helping business and individuals deal with the impact of the pandemic. Despite the economic climate, the firm is doing very well, and I fully expect the property litigation team will expand in the coming months.”

Richard has been published in the Estates Gazette and Property Law Journal and regularly delivers sessions to clients and intermediaries.  He is also a member of the Property Litigation Association (sitting on its northern committee) and the Compulsory Purchase Association.