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David Smith named as NRLA legal counsel
David Smith, partner in the Commercial Litigation team at JMW Solicitors, has been announced as legal counsel for the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA).
David specialises in residential property rights and agency and has experience in a wide range of property litigation. He is particularly well known for his work in tenancy agreements, consumer protection and rights and landlord and agent regulation. He will use his specialist knowledge to help the NRLA scrutinise legislation and the ways it will impact the private rented sector (PRS) and private landlords. He will advise the association when it comes to raising legal challenges, on seeking amendments to legislation and on its approach to the future of the PRS.
Commenting on the appointment, Ben Beadle said: “We are delighted to continue our relationship with David, whose expert knowledge will be invaluable when it comes to holding lawmakers to account and to protect the rights of landlords.”
David has written or contributed to a number of books and journal articles on these topics and is highly sought after as a speaker and lecturer.
JMW Solicitors LLP has been ranked number 33 in 2020 The Sunday Times 'Best Companies' to work for listing. The listing is compiled from a survey of company staff across all sectors. JMW was the second law firm within the top 100.
The NRLA is the UK’s largest membership organisation for private residential landlords, supporting and representing more than 84,000 members. Its’ members own and manage around 10% of the private rented sector, equating to half a million properties.