Experience

I am a general commercial real estate practitioner which, broadly speaking, means I help companies, entrepreneurs, individuals and other entities buy, sell, take an interest in, lease or occupy a wide variety of commercial property.

My main practice areas comprise of: investment; landlord and tenant; secured lending and development work.

  • I acted on the purchase of a Co-Op convenience store for £990,000 for an investor client which was complicated by the fact that neither entrance to the car park abuts the adopted highway and the Co-Op had negotiated a break right in their lease in the event that they are prevented from accessing the store.
  • I dealt with the sale of an office block in Holborn for the consideration of £12,850,000 which was owned and managed by a consortium of six charities and which the charities have taken a leaseback of in order to allow them time to relocate to new premises.
  • I assisted with the sale of vacant land which has the benefit of planning permission for residential development subject to overage provisions in the event that the developer achieves enhanced planning.
  • I handled the underletting of part of a floor in the Gherkin building.
  • I managed the purchase of a portfolio of 25 former high street building society branches for an investor client including the subsequent sales and lettings.
  • I acted for a developer client on the purchase and site set-up of a residential development of 42 new homes in Huddersfield.

Qualifications and career

  • LLB in Law from the University of Southampton (2:1)
  • LPC from the University of Westminster (Distinction)
  • Training contract with CKFT (since merged with Howard Kennedy LLP)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in January 2013
  • Solicitor at CKFT (then Howard Kennedy LLP) 2013
  • Associate at Howard Kennedy LLP 2016
  • Joined Bates Wells October 2018
  • Senior Associate, Bates Wells, 2019