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    Joined Ellisons

    Joe Brightman qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and joined Ellisons as a Property Litigation solicitor in 2014.  He was promoted to Partner in 2020.

    Areas of Specialism

    • Residential block management services, including recovery of unpaid service charge, issues arising from s20 consultations and representation at the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
    • Commercial estate management, including recovery of unpaid rent and service charge
    • Claims to recover possession of property from trespassers
    • Recovery of unpaid sums from tenants, including insolvency proceedings
    • Boundary issues, adverse possession and disputes over rights of way
    • Termination of assured and protected residential tenancies
    • Professional negligence claims relating to property
    • Experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation
    • Litigation connecting to rural affairs

    Career overview

    Joe studied law at the University of Essex before gaining his LPC at the College of Law, London.  Joe qualified as a solicitor in 2009.

    Joe advises a wide range of clients including portfolio owners, property investment companies and individuals.  Joe is experienced in all aspects of contentious commercial and residential property issues and landlord and tenant disputes and frequently attends Court for a variety of hearings.  Joe is a member of the Property Litigation Association, a professional association of property litigation specialists.

    Joe is also a member of the Building Safety Team, which advises freeholders, block managers, leaseholders and construction professionals about building and fire safety issues including issues arising from the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.