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Partner in the property team acting for commercial, charity and private clients in all aspects of commercial property, including sales and purchases, landlord and tenant work, lending and property management. Recent deals include the acquisition of a development site for the BFI, refinancing of the Eden project, taking a lease of London headquarters for an international energy company at an annual rent of £1.5m and acting in connection with leases of offices at 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin) and the Shard.


Trained Eversheds; qualified 2000; Macfarlanes 2001-04; Boodle Hatfield 2004-05; Bates Wells Braithwaite 2005 to date; partner 2008. Publications of note: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Business Law (Jordans).


The King’s School, Grantham, Lincolnshire; Durham University (1996 LLB Hons 2:1).


Classical music, opera, travel, wine, literature, cricket, Notts County FC.

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Bates Wells Braithwaite has ‘real strength from partner to associate level’ and is ‘a go-to firm’ for strategic property transactions and letting mandates in the charity, education and social enterprise sectors. In one stand-out matter, the ‘super-efficientMark Traynor advised British Film Institute on the acquisition of a long leasehold interest in site that will be developed into a new National Film Centre. Traynor also assisted Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists with the acquisition of a London freehold premises from PwC. Similarly, newly promoted partner Jamie Huard assisted EEF with a multimillion-pound lease agreement. Also recommended are Anthony Cartmell, who heads the real estate department, and senior associate Karli Hiscock. Additional clients include Imperial Health Charity, YMCA, Goldsmiths College and Save the Children Fund.

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