Ben Menahem

I have been working in Property Law since 2012, advising a wide range of individuals and businesses.

I believe that it is key to understand the client’s needs, goals and objectives at the very start of the process. This enables the law firm to provide a more complete service.  Clients also deserve a quick and responsive approach.

My areas of expertise include

  • Residential purchases, sales and refinancing
  • Commercial leases/ Landlord & Tenant
  • Advising on matters relating to industrial units
  • Advising the landlord and tenants of new offices
  • Providing legal advice to management companies, property companies and investment companies.
Education/Background

I have an International Politics Degree from the University of Leeds and Pennsylvania State University USA. I also have an LLB. I trained and qualified at a City practice before joining the growing Property team at OGR Stock Denton in 2012.

Client Testimonials

“[You are] a first class solicitor with a keen eye and a care that surpasses anything we could have expected.”

Recent notable cases
  • Acquisition of a dental practice.
  • Purchase of high value residential properties in central London worth over £2million.
  • Working with Corporate Commercial on a sale and lease back structure involving intricate shareholder resolutions, contract and lease.
  • Grant of lease in a mixed use building with residential flats above.
Memberships

BNI and Jewish Care Law committee

Additional Languages

Hebrew

Leisure interests

Outside of work I enjoy playing the piano, badminton and football tournaments. I have previously taken part in the London Legal Walk

 

Tom Sneddon

I joined OGR Stock Denton in October 2016. I have since expanded my expertise by acting for clients on many different transactions across the residential and commercial property sectors. These have included:

  • sales, purchases and refinancing of residential property;
  • development site acquisition and finance projects;
  • leases to retail, office, leisure and restaurant tenants; and
  • securing and registering financial interests in commercial property portfolios on behalf of lending institutions.

My approach towards every transaction (from first instruction until after completion) involves:

  • identifying and monitoring my client’s personal and commercial objectives; and
  • staying in frequent contact with my client, promptly reporting and advising upon my findings as they arise.

This approach enables an open and transparent relationship. You can not only get your deal done quickly (if you wish) but you will also be advised on the legal risks and issues at an early stage and how they affect your specific circumstances; enabling you to make informed decisions. This is particularly important when dealing with tight timescales.

I would be pleased to hear from you so we can discuss progressing and fulfilling your objectives in the property market.

Education/Background

I studied at the University of Westminster before completing the LPC at the College of Law. I then worked in a variety of junior property law positions in London before training and qualifying at Kidd Rapinet LLP’s London office.

Following admission to the roll on April 1st 2015, I worked as a property solicitor in the Thames Valley for over a year before joining OGR Stock Denton in late 2016.

Client testimonials

"Tom, you have been truly awesome.  So kind, so detailed, so patient & calm, so advice-oriented,  such awesome client service..... exactly what I look for in a consigliere!

We are so grateful for your help and should we need any consiglieri in the future: YOU ARE IT!!!

Robert, the seamless transition from Tom to you has been just that...it is refreshing and wonderful.

Great job, and you deserve all the compliments you can get."

Recent notable cases

Edwards & Walkden (Norfolk) Ltd & ORS v Mayor & Commonalty and Citizens of City of London [2012] – EWHC 2527 (Ch) – I Helped to act for the defendant tenants’ association at Smithfield Meat Market in connection with their contentious lease renewals and whether new rents should be inclusive of service charges. This case followed the ruling in O’May v City of London Real Property Co Ltd [1982].

Memberships

The Law Society

Leisure interests

Outside of the office I enjoy sunrise gym sessions, a round of golf and speaking Italian.