Abulafia headed Lexington's property and planning practice in London. According to the firm's website:
- He is an experienced property communications and consultation specialist and has advised clients over ten years on a wide range of schemes including housing, waste, retail and strategic land. Prior to becoming a consultant he worked in Parliament for a number of MPs.
- Karen Buck MP - was her researcher for three years (May 1997 – March 2000)
- Short stint for three MPs David Blunkett, Alan Milburn and Stephen Byers (January 1997 – March 1997)