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Karin Horsley

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Greenwoods GRM

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Commercial Property


Partner / Head of commercial property.


An attentive lawyer, who guides clients through the complexities of property law.
Head of the Greenwoods GRM commercial property team, Karin believes that it is vital to work together with the firm’s clients and to develop an understanding of their businesses so it can provide the best service available.

Karin encourages all the members of her team to get to know clients, to visit them and to learn their needs so that they can offer a bespoke service. The success of this approach is reflected in the Legal 500 guide (2015) in which clients are quoted as being ‘impressed with the high level of service’ from the commercial property team

A commercial property lawyer for over 35 years, Karin has a wealth of experience in all aspects of property transactions - including acting for a number of household names during her 25 years with City of London firms and as an in-house lawyer with a financial institution.

East Anglia: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Greenwoods GRM has corporate finance specialists in both Cambridge and Peterborough who advise numerous borrowers, commercial banks and other lenders on acquisition finance and real estate finance, while the litigation team handles financial services disputes. Alastair Gunn leads the practice and calls upon litigators Huw Wallis and associate Jamie McConnell , head of commercial property Karin Horsley and associate Samantha East. Among the firm's highlights are contentious matters including McConnell's work for a currency trader in a dispute with an international banking group, and financing matters including the arrangement of a £400,000 loan on behalf of the lender to fund a share acquisition.

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East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Peterborough

Within: Commercial property: Peterborough

For some clients, Greenwoods GRM is 'the go-to firm for commercial property work in the wider Peterborough region; it has a wide and capable talent pool operating effectively and proactively'. 'A particular strength is the ability to work as part of a professional team across disciplines, genuinely working with other professionals, to the benefit of the client', remarks one client. Directors Stephen Illingworth (who is 'approachable, knowledgeable and very insightful with considerable experience, having advised on many high-profile schemes') and Karin Horsley (who has 'a strong track record of involvement in high-value work') are highly recommended. Associate Katrina Bretten and solicitor Emily Pumfrey recently advised St John Ambulance on property sales, lease surrenders and leasehold matters for a £5m portfolio. Clients also recommend associate Samantha East  and senior solicitor Kirstie Goulder, who has niche expertise in the emerging area of property guardianship, as part of a 'high-quality and well-rounded practice'.

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