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asb law LLP

HORIZON HOUSE, ECLIPSE PARK, SITTINGBOURNE ROAD, MAIDSTONE, ME14 3EN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01622 656500
Fax:
Fax 01622 656690
DX:
51965 MAIDSTONE-2
Email:
Web:
www.asb-law.com
Crawley, Maidstone

Chris Worthington

Tel:
Work 01622 656537
Email:
asb law LLP

Work Department

Property services

Position

Partner with broad experience in property matters including landlord and tenant, site acquisitions and disposals, property investment and portfolio management. Chris has a particular interest in the leisure and restaurant sector having previously acted for a leading national restaurant chain. He is now part of the team advising several of the firm’s largest property developer clients in relation to ongoing and prospective development all over the south east.

Career

Chris spent three years with a niche commercial property firm in London’s west end before joining asb in November 2012.

Leisure

Dancing, amateur dramatics and keeping fit


South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

asb law LLP's banking practice 'works hard to stay up to date with all legal and local market information, which is supplemented by its excellent rapport with businesses in the Kent and Sussex areas'. Clients single out practice head Claire Williams and consultant Shaun Kelly as 'professional, knowledgeable, totally focused on ensuring the best outcome for their clients, and very keen to work closely with banks to present a team-based approach for the client'. Williams leads a team that acts for a number of major lenders, including HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, NatWest and Handelsbanken, on secured lending and acquisition finance mandates, as well as for corporates in refinancing transactions and private equity firms on acquisition financings. Recent highlights include acting for Seventeen Group on a refinancing with Clydesdale Bank to facilitate its acquisitions within the insurance sector; acting for the lender on acquisition financing provided to an insurance broker; and advising Lloyds Banking Group on a property loan and development loan to an investor and developer. Also recommended are property finance specialists Nigel Wigin and Chris Worthington, head of corporate finance Helen Mead , and Daniel Tozer.  Andrew Hoad left in December 2017 to join PDT Solicitors.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Based in the firm's Maidstone and Crawley offices, the team at asb law LLP is led by Jonathan Cavell, who has notable experience advising on house building and developments. The group handles all areas of the buying, selling and leasing of property and related finance matters, as well as handling issues related to occupiers, landlords and tenants. In recent work, it acted for Castle Property Group on the acquisition of an office building where the site was  subject to restrictive covenants. It also advised Canon Europe on a complex lease renewal with an annual rent of £2.7m. Chris Worthington, Nigel Wigin, Ian Greenfield and associate Sarah Ovenden are other key practitioners.

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