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Expecting things to get litigious? Purplebricks signs up law firm

Shakespeare Martineau says it will be helping the hybrid estate agency in all areas of its operation, from HMO tenancy contracts to claims by unhappy customers.

Nigel Lewis

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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.

Property sector

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.”

Read more about Purplebricks.

June 17, 2020

One comment

  1. An interesting topic, Purplebricks it looks like have got two companies for the price of one Shakespeare & Martineau, and whilst over the years I have heard that Purplebricks like to lawyer up – having posted over 200 articles on them, not once have I heard a peep from their legal department.

    So great for freedom of speech or testimony that all data etc in my articles etc is triple checked and accurate.

    On a separate point in a few weeks the public gets sight of the last annual return of Purplebricks, which though will make for a good read, as after nearly six years of trading will that magic – multi-million cash burn and negative profit result turn the other way? Let us see.

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