Connor Raine


Connor joined Tolhurst Fisher in July 2018 as a paralegal in the firm’s Dispute Resolution department and, having completed his training with the firm, qualified as a Solicitor in April 2021.

Professional Summary

Since qualification, Connor has built a varied caseload and has experience with:

  • Contractual disputes and debt recovery;
  • Residential landlord and tenant disputes (including possession claims, housing disrepair claims and disputes relating to breaches of lease and service charges);
  • Commercial landlord and tenant (including business lease renewals, dilapidations claims and breaches of lease);
  • Property disputes relating to boundaries, adverse possession, easements and restrictive covenants;
  • Contentious wills and probate;
  • Company disputes; and
  • Professional negligence claims.

Personal Summary

  • Playing football and running
  • Watching sport
  • Live comedy

Case Studies

  1. A group of leaseholders of a recently built block of flats instructed Connor because the freeholder of the building had identified a need for substantial works to the building but had failed to utilise an insurance policy that covered the cost of remedying any inherent defects that arose within 7 years of the building’s construction. Connor’s advice assisted the leaseholders in First-tier Tribunal proceedings whereby the leaseholders were challenging the substantial service charges sought from them and in assessing a claim for recovery of all or part of the service charges due to the freeholder’s failure to utilise the insurance policy available.
  2. Connor acted for a freeholder of a block of flats who’s leaseholder had failed to take any steps to remedy a burst pipe in their flat which was causing water to leak into neighbouring property. Connor assisted the freeholder by obtaining an injunction against the leaseholder to allow his client access to the flat for the purposes of inspecting and remedying the cause of the leak.
  3. Connor acted for a shareholder of a company in a dispute with his former business partner. The former business partners were in dispute over the division of the company’s cash and assets (including substantial sums held in escrow following the sale of the business property) following the breakdown of their working relationship and the closure of the business. Connor’s advice allowed his client to settle the matter without the other side issuing court proceedings whilst dealing with a number of issues between the parties.

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