Online estate agent Purplebricks has signed up a new law firm to sort out its litigation problems called Shakespeare Martineau.
The company will work with the online agent across different services, including claims, commercial litigation, reviewing letting terms and tenancy agreements, as well as supporting agents’ draft contracts for specialist lettings such as HMOs.
Shakespeare Martineau will also use its expertise to help with full regulatory compliance reporting, financial regulatory assessments, and data protection compliance.
Led by Ed Wright, a partner in the firm’s commercial team, Shakespeare Martineau says it’s focused on the property sector and feeling positive about the future.
The appointment comes at a time where the property sector is evolving rapidly, with the UK expecting to see an uplift in market activity as the country moves out of lockdown, he says.
Adds Wright: “We’re expecting a sector boost over coming months as increases in sales and lettings increase across the board.
“As a multidisciplinary firm, we strive to bolster our clients’ support network and provide a comprehensive service. It’s a privilege to be working with Purplebricks, helping to put both the agent and firm front and centre of the property sector.”