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Shmuel Portnoy

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After joining Darlingtons in July 2010 as a Paralegal, Shmuel completed his training contract with Darlingtons on gaining a Distinction from the College of Law. Shmuel qualified as a Solicitor in January 2013 and became an Associate at Darlingtons in January 2016.

During his training contract Shmuel gained experience in the Litigation, Family & Private Client departments as well as the Property and Commercial Departments.

Upon qualifying Shmuel now focuses on Property Litigation, Landlord and Tenant Disputes, Possession Claims, Lease Extensions, Enfranchisements, Rights of First Refusal cases and General Civil Litigation including Debt Recovery.

Shmuel is a member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.


Shmuel has also appeared in Court on a number of successful applications for debt recovery, damages, possession claims and rent arrears.


Shmuel now focuses on Civil and Property Litigation including having experience in:

• Boundary Disputes
• Shared Driveway Disputes
• Landlord and Tenant disputes
• Recovery of Rent Arrears
• Possession Claims
• Order for Sale of Property
• Lease Extensions, both acting for Landlords and Tenants
• Enfranchisements, both acting for Landlords and Tenants
• Rights of First Refusal
• Debt Recovery
• Damage Claims
• Breach of Contract Claims

Shmuel also has experience and sometimes deals with the following areas:

• Wills and Probate
• Lasting Powers of Attorney
• Deputyship Applications


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Please be advised that on 28 May 2020, Sean Bucknall and Nicholas Simmonds, both of Quantuma LLP, were appointed Joint Liquidators of Darlingtons Solicitors LLP (in Liquidation) ("Darlingtons"). For more information please contact Jamie Balding of Quantuma LLP at Jamie.Balding@Quantuma.com.

If you have any questions regarding client matters please do not hesitate to contact the Solicitor Manager team who are instructed by the Joint Liquidators to assist with the transfer of client files and client monies from Darlingtons;