Shamin Kashem


Shamin Kashem

Senior Associate, Leasehold Enfranchisement

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Shamin joined the highly esteemed Leasehold Enfranchisement team at Wallace in 2013. As an established thought-leader in this niche area of law, Shamin has acted for prominent landlords, major developers and well-known institutions across London and Oxford. He has handled claims determined at the First tier Tribunal and the County Courts, and has pursued matters to appeal at the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal.

Shamin also has specialist knowledge in the Right to Manage, the Right of First Refusal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, and litigation in respect of breach of residential lease covenants.

He is described by the Legal 500 as a “strong associate” (2017) and “extremely able” (2018).

Shamin has great expertise on lease extension disputes and is a delight to work with…
— Nicola Muir, Barrister, Tanfield Chambers

Work Highlights

  • Acting for the Freshwater Group of Companies, one of London’s prominent Landlords in hundreds of enfranchisement cases per year.

  • Instructing solicitor for Whitehall Court (London) Limited in taking the following cases to the Court of Appeal:

    • Whitehall Court London Limited v The Crown Estate Commissioners (2018)

    • Rossman v The Crown Estate Commissioners [2015]

  • Acted for J A Pye (Oxford) Ltd, a major developer in Oxford, Brasenose College and St Johns College at the University of Oxford on block lease extension applications by tenants.

  • Acted for Shaw Gibbs Insolvency Practitioners, for a major landlord’s disposal of over 100 freehold ground rents, at auction, under section 5B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987.



Qualified: 2001
Recommended by the Legal 500
“Highly Commended” at the 2012 Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards (ERMAs)