Optima Legal welcomes senior appointment to its property team

April 2015

Optima Legal welcomes senior appointment to its property team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Jackson, who joins the firm’s property team as Principal Solicitor - Property Services.

Previously a Partner in the Real Estate team at top 20 law firm DWF, Charles has over 15 years specialist experience of legal work in the property sector.  He trained at top City firm Berwin Leighton Paisner and also worked for several years at international law firm DLA Piper.  

Charles has had significant and wide-ranging property experience throughout his career including acting on sales and purchases, landlord and tenant work, property finance and investment and development transactions.  He has also acted for the full range of clients involved in the property sector, including financial institutions, local authorities, investors, developers, landlords and tenants.  

Commenting on his appointment, Charles said, “I am very pleased to be joining Optima Legal, which has placed itself in the vanguard of the changing legal market by harnessing the operational excellence and financial investment of its parent, Capita, and combining it with the legal expertise of its lawyers to provide clients with a set of quality, consistent and value-for-money legal products.  I am looking forward to being part of the firm’s drive to modernise legal services by working with the teams to grow and develop the property services offering in relation to both residential and commercial property.”

Craig Underwood, Optima’s Director of Legal Services, added “Charles brings with him a vast amount of legal property experience and further demonstrates Optima’s continued commitment to invest in market-leading legal property talent and expertise.”