Philip Askew

Partner
Residential Property Team

Philip joined the firm’s London office in January 2015 as Associate Solicitor in the Private Client Residential Property team.

He became a partner in May 2017 and now leads the London team.

Philip was appointed to the Law Society Property Committee in 2015 and has since presented webinars and written articles for the Law Society on residential property issues.

He studied Modern Languages at Durham University before converting to law at the York College of Law, and speaks fluent French and German, which serves the department’s international clients.

His particular fields of expertise are:

  • High value freehold and leasehold sales and purchases
  • Portfolio sales
  • Remortgages including portfolio remortgages
  • Transfers of equity
  • Grants of new residential leases
  • Lease extensions
  • Lease variations
  • Agricultural property transactions
  • Listed buildings
  • Deeds of easement
  • Deeds of covenant
  • Adverse possession of land

Outside of work Philip is a member of a London rowing team and regularly competes in races on the Thames and around England.

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