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Kumer Ali

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Kumer has substantial experience of advising and representing businesses and individuals in his specialist fields. Kumer graduated from the University of Oxford and after completing the Solicitors Final Examination at the College of Law in York, trained at Pinsent & Co (now Pinsent Masons). After qualifying as Solicitor, Kumer has worked in Yorkshire ever since, including as Partner at another local firm.

Kumer has an excellent record of achieving successful outcomes for both local and nationally based clients at competitive cost. He quickly grasps the issues and provides prompt and effective advice at the outset, followed by skilful and relentless representation in order to pursue his client’s interests. Where possible his aim is to recover legal costs incurred by the client from the opponent.

Kumer deals with a wide range of areas including those listed below:

Business lease disputes:

  • Lease renewal claims including service of and response to section 25/26 notices and dealing with all aspects to negotiated conclusion or determination at  court
  • Dilapidations/Disrepair claims
  • Pursuing/Defending actions for recovery of rent arrears and other sums
  • Service Charge disputes and Rent Reviews
  • Breaches of obligations
  • Lease termination issues, break clauses, forfeiture by re-entry and pursuing/defending possession claims

Residential tenancy disputes

including possession, disrepair and deposit claims.

Property/Land Disputes:

  • Rights of Way, Rights of Light, Rights of Support
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Boundary disputes
  • Damage to property
  • Access to neighbouring land for works
  • Party Wall Act notices and issues
  • Injunctions
  • New Builds disputes
  • Trespass/squatters
  • Adverse Possession claims
  • Property contract disputes, specific performance and notices to complete
  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Charges/Mortgages enforcement and applications for sale
  • Overage claims

Professional Negligence Claims

against Solicitors, Surveyors and other professionals

Wills and Probate Disputes

Disputes arising under Wills and where no Will is left including claims under the Inheritance Act

Commercial and Contract Disputes

Wide range of commercial and other contract disputes

Recovery of business debts

Kumer is a member of the Property Litigation Association. He has extensive experience of court procedures and advocacy, as well as Mediation and Expert Determination including through PACT.

More of our team

Julie Burgess

Director - Wills, Trusts & Probate Email Julie

Danielle Knee

Associate Director - Company & Commercial Email Danielle

Rebecca Baker

Associate Director - Family Law Email Rebecca

Jenny Bowyer

Senior Conveyancer - Head of Residential Property Email Jenny

Marie Largent

Compliance Manager Email Marie

Kerry Ridley

Operations Manager Email Kerry

Vicky Mills

Wills & Probate Executive Email Vicky

Kirsty Heptinstall

Wills & Probate Executive Email Kirsty

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Our highly skilled team of specialist solicitors have been established in the City of Wakefield for over 100 years.

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Rachel SteadRachel Stead
13:19 26 Nov 23
Can’t recommend Catteralls enough. Eleanor, Claire and her team have just helped us with a recent house sale. They were quick and efficient with responses. Even with me ringing and emailing plenty (very annoying) but nothing was too much for them. They did all things on our side promptly and kept us in the loop at all times. Will be recommending them and using again in future if needed.Thanks so much.Rachel and Harry.
Russ TebayRuss Tebay
17:20 04 Nov 23
Good service at a reasonable price
Andrew ElsbyAndrew Elsby
07:30 16 Oct 23
Personal touch. Well organised and knowledgeable.
Allison RobinsonAllison Robinson
13:53 02 Oct 23
We used Catterall's for the sale of a property and had excellent service throughout. Everything was done promptly, efficiently and accurately. We had experienced lots of errors with a previous firm and saw a marked contrast in the quality of service and professionalism from Catteralls. Danielle and Sue were knowledgable and helpful and were able to answer questions about the errors from the purchase of the property with a different firm so that we could move forwards quickly with the sale. Prices were reasonable and competitive but I would choose the firm again regardless of price because of the experience. It is the second time we have used the firm (previously for a different purchase) and I can highly recommend them.
08:59 17 Sep 23
My wife and I engaged Catteralls Solicitors conveyancing services to both sell our old house and to buy our new house. We can thoroughly recommend their services in this regard. In particular we would like to give excellent feedback to Ms Eleanor Parkin, our Conveyancing Executive at Catteralls, who dealt with us throughout the buying and selling process. Some aspects of that process became problematic but Eleanor went above and beyond that which was expected of her and ensured that any problems were resolved effectively and efficiently to ensure a smooth completion. Our engagement with her was always friendly and professional and we would be happy to recommend her professional services to others. Thank you, Eleanor!
Caroline WilsonCaroline Wilson
13:13 25 Jul 23
Thank you Catteralls for helping us with our recent house sale!! I will certainly recommend you to family and friends.Catteralls would be the first solicitor I came to if I needed any help in the future! Thanks again for everything. Fantastic communication, making a hard time in our lives that much easier. I can not fault a thing.☺️
22:51 17 Jun 23
I've used these for the sale of a rental property and my will and am also currently using them for a purchase of a residential property. Used them because my usual solicitors let me down. I can't comment on price because I didn't really shop around. A family member recommended them, and they've been good for me so far. Here, I've never felt like I haven't been able to speak to someone when I've needed to and they've always been on hand to explain anything I didn't understand. So far so good.
Kevin SlatteryKevin Slattery
09:53 08 Jun 23
Jenny and her team, saved the day after our sale and purchase almost fell through due to the poor performance of our previous solicitor. She was responsive, highly efficient and keep us informed throughout the whole process. We would only use Catteralls for any future conveyancing requirements. Many thanks Jenny, Sarah and the rest of the team!
14:24 09 Mar 23
Jess looked after my case. It was most helpful in that I was able to do everything via email, so all I had to do on the day was sign some paperwork, therefore only needing to make the one visit, which was perfect for me.Jess was efficient & organised and made the process a smooth one.Thanks Jess I appreciate all you did for me. 🙂
Aneka RandallAneka Randall
17:04 09 Dec 22
Paul and his team have worked on our sale and purchase. The team have all worked extremely hard, going above an beyond. Everyone in the chain has commented how efficient they have been. I will certainly recommend to family and friends and would be the first solicitor I came to if I needed any help in the future! Thanks again.
Jade NuttJade Nutt
20:07 02 Nov 22
Jenny and her team were brilliant with our house sale and purchase. They answered all our queries, made sure we understood everything and kept things moving along. We are very great full for your hard work! Thank you!