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.

Jamie Romer

No matter what work I am doing for a client I strive to ensure that I meet their objectives and achieve the best possible outcome.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Wills
  • Inheritance Tax (IHT)
  • Probate
  • Deeds of variation
  • Lifetime planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Matters relating to the Office of the Public Guardian.
Education/background

I joined OGR Stock Denton as a paralegal, completed my training here and qualified as a solicitor in September 2013.

Client testimonials
Recent notable cases
  • Some creative Capital Gains Tax (CGT) planning in a deed of variation, combining the client’s objectives with saving them £20,000.
  • Negotiating with the district valuer to reduce the probate value of a property on an estate.
  • Saving a client £10,000 in Inheritance Tax (IHT) liabilities.
Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Additional languages

Hebrew

Leisure interests

Music, football (I am an Arsenal fan) and history.

Sebastian Cussons-Mercado

I have particular expertise assisting clients with matters relating to taxation.

I advise on a range of private client issues, including trusts, succession planning, complex Wills, inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax, probate, powers of attorney and domicile.

In addition to being qualified as a Solicitor, I am also qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser, which enables me to provide in-depth advice on the tax implications of trusts and other structures.

I believe it is important to take a thorough approach to all aspects of work, identifying the best opportunities to mitigate tax and working to deliver the best possible result.

Education/background

I studied LLB Law at the University of Sheffield. I previously qualified as an Isle of Man advocate before requalifying as an English solicitor. I joined OGR Stock Denton in 2015.

Memberships
  • The Isle of Man Law Society (non-practising)
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Chartered Institute of Taxation
Leisure interests

Travel, art, photography and tennis.

Winston Kan

I am a litigation lawyer with experience in a wide range of dispute resolution matters.

I have experience of dealing with a variety of cases in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Residential Property Tribunal, Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and proceedings before the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry.

My areas of expertise include:

  • Civil/Commercial litigation
  • Property dispute resolution
  • Landlord and Tenant dispute resolution
  • Personal injury (accidents at work/road traffic accidents/slips and trips)
  • Professional negligence

I take pride in being approachable and responsive and working to understanding a client’s needs and achieving the best possible outcome.

Education/background

I studied at the College of Law, London, qualified as a solicitor in February 2007 and joined the firm in July 2009. I previously gained experience in conveyancing before concentrating on civil and commercial litigation.

Client testimonials

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Recent notable cases
  • Represented a client in a dispute with his business partner, helping to separate assets between them.
  • Acted for various clients in obtaining orders for sale in a property dispute.
  • Successfully defended a claim made against a company in a commercial property dispute.
  • Represented a freehold company in enforcing covenants in a lease against a tenant.
  • I regularly represent clients injured at work, in road traffic accidents or who have suffered slips and trips.
  • Recently acted in a professional negligence case, in which a client had made a claim against their previous solicitor.
  • Acted for a client to obtain a substantial payout under an income protection policy.
Memberships
  • Law Society Civil Litigation Section
  • APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
Additional languages

Cantonese

Out of the Office

I am a keen golfer and a member of Hendon Golf Club. I also enjoy watching football, tennis, international cricket and many other sports. My other interests include watching films, going to museums and travelling.