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About James

James Underwood is a trainee solicitor in the Property & Housing Litigation team. 

James read English Literature at Durham University, graduating with first-class honours in 2011. He also has an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature (Distinction) and PhD in English Literature from the University of Hull. He completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP University, achieving Distinctions in both. 

Before joining Russell-Cooke in 2023, James worked for 10 years as an academic and university lecturer.

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Immediate redevelopment break clauses—are they at odds with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954?

Following the recent case of B&M Retail v HSBC Bank, associate Harriet Allsop and trainee James Underwood explore the question put before the high court...
James Underwood, Trainee in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team. Harriet Allsop, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
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James Underwood, Harriet Allsop
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