Law firm Shakespeare Martineau has appointed a new partner to its Birmingham real estate disputes team.
Bukola Obadun-Craigs brings a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of contentious residential landlord and tenant disputes for freeholders, developers, leaseholders and registered providers of social housing.
Having worked with the social housing sector for more than 20 years, Obadun-Craigs has particular expertise in providing registered providers with support regarding injunctions, possessions, serious nuisance and anti-social behaviour, subletting, succession, and defending allegations of landlord repairs and obligations.
Obadun-Craigs, who will be based in Birmingham but working with clients nationally, said: “I’ve followed Shakespeare Martineau’s growth journey since qualification. The firm has evolved and adapted accordingly, challenging outdated norms, which makes it stand out in a sea of stagnation.
“There has always been a magnetic pull towards Shakespeare Martineau as I believe it truly understands the intricate web of social housing from all aspects. It is a key player in advising the sector about catalysing dynamic change, offering thought-provoking solutions and unwaveringly supporting the sector, while challenging its place for residents and key stakeholders.”
Barry Jervis, partner and head of dispute resolution at Shakespeare Martineau, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Bukola to the firm. Her market-leading technical knowledge and broad sector-specific experience will be a real asset to our real estate and social housing clients as we continue to support them thrive in an ever-evolving and rapidly-changing landscape.”