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Graham Kaye

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Real Estate


Partner. On the commercial property side Graham deals with acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, and residential development. He has also built up strong links with many residential estate agents and is regularly instructed on high-value residential sales and purchases. Graham acts for a range of clients, including private property companies, property funds, offshore private trusts, retailers and regularly acts for developers in London and Home Counties on site acquisitions, site assembly, options and joint ventures.


Trained Cawdery Kaye & Co; qualified 1988; co-founder CKFT Solicitors, Hampstead 1992; partner Howard Kennedy 2014 following merger.


Carmel College and Haberdasher’s Aske’s, Elstree; Queen Mary College, University of London (1983 BA Hons).


Golf (member of Hartsbourne Golf Club); Spurs and Saracens.

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Howard Kennedy LLP provides ‘strong service and excellent industry knowledge’ particularly in relation to the hotel-and-leisure and retail sectors. Eric Gummers, who is ‘very attentive to the details’, specialises in condo-hotels, fractionals, and timeshares; while Adam Walford leads on restaurants work and acts for clients such as Carluccio’s and Samba Brands. On the retail side the team ‘is particularly good at assisting new entrant retail businesses to the UK to get up to speed with local laws and commercial leasing practices’. Retail co-heads Julian Hindmarsh and Nicky Stewart, and ‘fantastic’ senior associate Vanessa Laundon, provide ‘succinct, timely advice’ to a multitude of luxury brands including Honey Birdette and NARS Cosmetics. The practice’s investment work is led by Andrew Collins and Graham Kaye, and in one highlight Collins advised a group of Isle of Man investors on the re-gear of the occupancies of a landmark office building in central London. Paul Springall heads the practice.

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Residential property

Within: Residential property

Howard Kennedy LLP’s team’s ‘super-fast, in-depth and broad knowledge ensures the deal gets done’. The group, led by the ‘highly experienced and efficientPervaze Ahmed, acts for high-net-worth individuals on the buying and selling of residential real estate assets, particularly in the prime and super-prime London real estate market. Ahmed joined the firm in 2017 from Blake Morgan LLP. Other key practitioners include Graham Kaye and Samantha Hook. Recent highlights include advising an ultra-high-net-worth individual on the purchase of six apartments in the new Marble Arch Tower totalling £90m and advising a private client on a £19m property purchase.

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