Connor Raine

Trainee Solicitor

Connor joined the firm in August 2018 as a paralegal in the dispute resolution department and has assisted senior fee earners in the department on a range of civil disputes involving contracts, debt recovery, partnership agreements, employment, property and wills. Connor also has experience conducting matters regarding residential property possession proceedings.

Professional Summary
– Residential possession claims
– Landlord and tenant disputes
– Debt recovery
– Contractual disputes

Personal Summary
– Football
– Badminton
– Kayaking

Case Studies
1. Landlords sought possession of their property they had let to tenants who had failed to pay their rent and maintain the property. The tenants defended the possession proceedings and made a number of allegations against the landlords of their failures during the tenancy. Despite the tenants’ claims, a possession order was obtained and a further application by the tenants to postpone enforcement of the order was successfully defended with an order for costs against the tenants. The landlords were able to take possession of the property and re-let it to paying tenants.

2. Connor was instructed by a freeholder whose residential long leaseholder had refused to pay service charges they considered were unreasonable. The leaseholder also threatened to make an application to the First-tier Tribunal and to discuss the allegations with other leaseholders in the freeholder’s portfolio. However, Connor managed to narrow the issues between the parties and a settlement was reached with the leaseholder for payment of the majority of the outstanding service charges as a means to avoid time and costs of arguing the matter before the Tribunal.

T: 01702 352511
E: craine@tolhurstfisher.com
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