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Alison Taylor, Managing Associate, Professional Support Lawyer, Real Estate

Alison Taylor

Of Counsel, Knowledge Lawyer

Personal Profile

Alison is Of Counsel, Knowledge Lawyer in the Residential Property team. She joined Mishcon de Reya in 2013 as a professional support lawyer, bringing with her a wealth of experience from her specialisation in estates and residential conveyancing. Alison has acted for a diverse range of clients, including landed clients, onshore and offshore companies, institutions, and charities. Her expertise covers a broad spectrum of matters, from leasehold enfranchisement and lease extension claims to providing general legal advice on leasehold and freehold matters such as restrictive covenants, easements, auction sales, and other real estate related matters.

In her current role, Alison supports the team with fee earner training, professional and practice development and ensuring the team stays abreast of new legislation. Alison also creates and updates precedents, develops risk management procedures and answers legal queries. In the current climate of constant legislative change, her work is instrumental in ensuring that the team is ready to provide advice to clients as soon as new legislation is implemented.

Alison is also a passionate advocate for technological efficiency within the legal field. She works closely with the firm's legal tech engineers to explore innovative ways to utilise existing software applications and develop new in-house applications. Alison plays a pivotal role in assessing the viability and implementation of new IT and tech such as document automation and AI. Her efforts are aimed at helping lawyers work more efficiently and effectively, leveraging technology to enhance their legal practice.

Key Experience

  • Creating a suite of automated documents for use from matter inception to matter closing for the residential real estate team including a report on title.
  • Working with IT start-up to assess and refine conveyancing related product proposals.
  • Providing legal advice and support arising from estate management issues including service charges, licences, breaches of lease and restrictive covenants. 
  • Acting on collective enfranchisement, lease extensions and freehold enfranchisements on the major London Estates, including Leasehold Valuation Tribunal matters.
  • Advising in relation to private and auction sales of estates in numerous lots including drafting of cross rights, overage and restrictive covenants.
  • Acting on high value, high speed residential and estates sales and purchases.
  • Advising on the grant of and drafting new long and short term residential leases and leases of agricultural property.
  • Providing legal advice and support arising from estate management issues, including service charges, licences and breaches of lease as well as advising in relation to restrictive covenants. 

Career History

Of Counsel, Knowledge Lawyer, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Professional Support Lawyer, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor Farrer & Co
Solicitor Bircham Dyson Bell

College of Law - Guildford
King's College University of London & Passau University Germany, LLB Law and German Law

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