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Thrings bolsters property litigation team with key appointments

Law firm Thrings is continuing to boost its expertise in property litigation with the recent appointment of two new lawyers.

Jonathan Bouchta (pictured right) and Simon McIlroy (left) join the team, which work across all of the Swindon-headquartered firm’s offices and represent clients nationwide in resolving complex property disputes in a changing landscape owing to ground-breaking policy changes through legislation such as the Renters Reform Bill.

As the newest partner to the team, joining from GA Solicitors in Plymouth, Jonathan brings more than 20 years of experience in dispute resolution across the full spectrum of contentious property issues.

He regularly acts for clients in the courts on matters ranging from breaches of covenants and property contracts to misrepresentation claims and property related professional negligence, and has significant experience of mediation, determination and arbitration as well as providing clients with advice on reducing the risk of disputes.

Jonathan, based in Bristol, said: “It is fantastic to be a part of the Thrings team. The firm has a longstanding and well-deserved reputation for providing quality, knowledgeable advice to clients and a sterling record in in relation to resolving property-related disputes, and I am looking forward to contributing to the team’s continued success.”

Meanwhile, Simon, who joins Thrings as a legal director in Thrings’ Bath office from Osborne Clarke, brings a commercial focus for the team having acted for landlords and tenants as well as developers and those affected by the development of land. He also boasts an acute expertise on advising around property issues relating to telecoms.

His work also sees him help private clients with property issues that they encounter, including cohabitation and trust disputes, disputed contracts, and professional negligence claims related to property.

Simon said: “I am pleased to be joining a firm that shares my commitment to putting the client first. Property disputes are often both costly and time-consuming, and having the right legal advice in your corner can help ensure the outcome is the best possible option, so it is great to be joining a team that seeks to deliver that each and every time.”

Michael Tatters, partner and head of property litigation at Thrings, said: “It is great to have both Jonathan and Simon join Thrings.

“Their combined experience really pushes us forward in being able to provide the best possible advice to our clients, whether from a residential or commercial perspective, and I’m pleased they are now part of the team.”

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