Has a wide range of experience in landlord and tenant transactions, portfolio management, acquisitions and disposals and corporate support work for adult gaming, nightclub, private schools, motor industry and general retail clients
Has extensive experience in construction law, with particular emphasis on non-contentious matters. He has worked at several large City firms where he advised developers, banks, pension funds, local authorities, housing associations and contractors on all forms of construction procurement and documentation. He has also advised on several PFI schemes and international power projects
Is also qualified as a Quantity Surveyor, and, prior to becoming a lawyer, worked for several major construction companies as a project surveyor
Has broad experience of property practice, but has specialised in commercial and residential property development, acting for both private and public sector clients. He has substantial experience of development agreements, public private partnerships, joint ventures, site acquisitions and disposals, conditional contracts, options, building agreements and contracts
Has landlord and tenant expertise in the field of electronic communications. Notable highlights include involvement in a large network consolidation project and a period of secondment at a client company
Advises on contentious intellectual property matters, including trade marks, copyright, patents, designs and confidential information, and acts for a broad base of clients (including PLCs and SMEs) in litigation in both the High Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.
Specialises in advising businesses on all types of commercial arrangements
Particular expertise in advising on issues affecting the waste management sector, following a 5 year stint as Director of Legal Affairs for one of the UK's leading providers of environmental compliance services.
Specialises in corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions and disposals and general company law
Particular expertise in the education and healthcare sectors, including dentistry, pharmacy, specialising in Academies and University Technical Colleges, acquisitions and disposals of care homes such as mental health establishments, learning disability units, brain injury units and residential and nursing care
Has extensive property, banking and finance experience.
Worked in-house with Nationwide Building Society from 1987-2014 providing legal advice to their residential development subsidiary and commercial lending and housing departments. More recently, he has been advising on capital markets and wholesale funding including covered bond, securitisation, derivatives and repurchase and securities lending agreements.
Qualified in 2009 following her training contract with the firm
Her day to day work involves all aspects of commercial property and acting for a range of clients, many with large portfolios. This includes drafting, negotiating, advising and making recommendations for Landlord or Tenant in respect of agreements, leases, underleases, licences and variations
Other title work includes freehold/investment acquisitions and disposals, perfecting security and advising in respect of easements and covenants
Specialising in property development work acting for both developers and landowners, in particular within the social housing sector and is experienced in dealing with option agreements, development agreements, conditional contracts, overage provisions and joint venture agreements
Undertakes agricultural sales and purchases and general commercial property work
Board member of Rockingham Forest Housing Association
Specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law
Has particular experience in advising respondents in employment tribunal proceedings and her work has included advising on a multi-respondent age discrimination claim and subsequent appeal to the EAT, including protecting a costs award made in favour of the respondent for full costs
Advises on all manner of commercial contracts and business relationships
Specialises in the following practice areas: intellectual property protection and licensing, e-commerce, software development, IT outsourcing, data protection and cloud computing. He is a member of the Society for Computers and Law
Has expertise regarding consumer rights, terms and conditions, franchising, supply of goods and services, commercial agency and distribution.
Expertise in the larger scale projects, working with the client, their consultants and other members of our firm to deliver quality schemes, and enjoys the challenge of working with ambitious clients
Past Chairman and committed member of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation. Chairman of the MK Dons Football Club Sports and Education Trust and Legal Trustee of Milton Keynes Theatre & Gallery Company
Has expertise in Land Tax calculations, submission of SDLT forms and Land Registration applications. Has also undertaken large volume registration projects including 300+ voluntary registrations, registration of a debenture over 133 registered sites and noting 4 Option Agreements over 215 sites
All areas of commercial property, particularly acting for multi-site occupiers. Noteable highlights include the purchase of a major international client's head office for £115m and the sale and leaseback of 18 properties for another major client, bringing a total profit of £20m (for the client!)
Is described as "a commercial operator who is tough when he needs to be" who delivers a 'thoroughly professional service' and adopts an 'excellent approach to issues' in the Chambers UK Guide and Legal 500
Experience in all aspects of planning law and has previously worked for a number of local planning authorities. This experience means he has been successful in securing a number of planning consents against the odds.
Experience in local government law, highway law, rights of way, village greens, environmental law, including working knowledge of the contaminated land regime and the carbon reduction commitment scheme and has written articles for a number of well respected publications such as the Solicitors Journal, Estates Review and Property Law Journal.
Represented clients in the Magistrates Court in connection with highway and planning related matters and successfully defended a client for an alleged breach of a planning enforcement notice.
Broad commercial property expertise specialising in healthcare in particular the acquisition and disposal of care homes, mental health establishments, brain injury units, learning disability units, children's homes and acting for health service providers
Has also acted for a number of maintained and independent schools, colleges and universities in relation to various commercial property related matters
Specialises in both banking/acquisition finance and restructuring and insolvency (the latter with the emphasis on non-contentious matters).
Acts for commercial banks, distressed companies and groups (often listed or private equity owned), distressed funds, investors and other stakeholders, insolvency practitioners, turnaround professionals and the buyers of distressed companies.
Particular experience in restructurings (solvent or otherwise) and refinancings
Member of R3 and sits on the R3 Womens Group committee for London
With particular expertise in residential and commercial development and landlord and tenant matters, he is also part of the firmís insolvency and restructuring team and is generally an all-knowing oracle when it comes to property law
He is a director of Spectrum (Northampton) Limited, a charity which provides work-based day care, education and rehabilitation to those with mental illness and learning difficulties
Qualified in 1983 (after failing as a professional footballer and an academic)
He spent many years at Cambridge University (degree, PhD and lecturer), and has more than twenty years experience of advising management teams (ranging from start-ups to PLCs) on the best way to apply the law in a commercially sound way
Recognised by The Legal 500 as a leading individual in corporate area and has been a co-founder of two venture capital firms
He sits on the board of a number of his client companies and was for many years a member of the Council of Cranfield University