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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Tim Allsop

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Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Real estate.


Tim specialises in commercial real estate work and his particular expertise is in major development projects, joint ventures and real estate finance. The majority of his clients are from the education and local authority sectors although he also has extensive experience of representing private sector developers and landowners. In recent years Tim has acted on most types of real estate matters for just about every type of client and takes great pride in being part of one of the leading teams of real estate lawyers in the country. Following a recent transaction, one client commented: ‚ÄėThe star of the show is definitely Tim: his drafting of the complex legal documentation, conduct of the negotiations with the other side and absolute grasp of what matters to us the client, were just outstanding.‚Äô Tim speaks frequently at conferences and seminars on real estate matters, particularly those of interest to education clients. He is also the firm contact on UKSPA, the UK Science Parks Association.


Trainee solicitor Slaughter and May 1992-1994; solicitor 1994-1997; solicitor Herbert Smith 1997-2001; associate Mills & Reeve 2001-02; partner 2002.


Law Society.


Bishop’s Stortford College; Selwyn College Cambridge (1990 MA Hons History).


Running, swimming, cycling, walking, football (Arsenal), history and wine.

East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Cambridge

Within: Commercial property: Cambridge

Mills & Reeve LLP‚Äės has ‚Äėcommercial and responsive lawyers‚Äô that¬†represent 'good value for money in relation to London-based practices'. Planning partner¬†Beverley Firth¬†is national head of the firm‚Äôs real estate practice, which has an extremely talented bench. 'Strong property partner'¬†Christine de Ferrars Green¬†is ‚Äėalways available to try and help manage her team and assist with all matters‚Äė.¬†Nick Finlayson-Brown¬†has more than 20 years' experience in real estate matters and his role as head of the firm's China team sees him handle many cross-border property matters. He is 'entirely commercial in his approach and provides excellent service and advice'. Partner¬†Charles Staveley¬†leads the firm's real estate investment sector group, which advises institutional pension funds, management houses, property companies, onshore and offshore investors. He assisted HPG Gonville Ltd with the ¬£6.5m purchase of properties and their lease back to Cambridge Education Group.¬†Vincenzo Maggio¬†focuses on investment work and landlord and tenant matters with an emphasis on science parks. He acted for Babraham Institute on a review of its multimillion-pound portfolio. Also recommended are¬†Michelle Cookson, who specialises in complex investment and development projects; real estate finance specialist¬†Tim Allsop, who is¬†is ‚Äėexcellent ‚Äď detailed, commercial and very responsive on more complicated matters‚Äė; and senior associate¬†Tom Nash, who¬†is praised for ‚Äėhis clarity of thought, expression and delivery, which are invaluable‚Äė.

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