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Steele Raymond LLP

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Bournemouth BH2, Bournemouth BH6

Chris Twaits

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Steele Raymond LLP

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Commercial Property solicitor, Bournemouth


Partner, a member of the management board and head of property department. He is a very experienced commercial property lawyer and a nationally recognised secured lending specialist. Chris was formerly head of a commercial property group at a regional firm in Southampton. Chris has significant experience of a very wide range of commercial property work in the retail, leisure, care, industrial and office markets. Chris has particular experience and sector knowledge of: acting for banks taking security over property assets; representing care home, day nursery, hotel and pub operators in sale, purchase and refinance transactions; acting for some of the largest owners of residential mobile home parks in the UK in the purchase, sale and refinancing of their property assets; representing commercial developers and investors; acting for SI PP and SSAS pension trustee clients in the acquisition, sale and management of their portfolios; Chris has been recognised by The Legal 500 in both the real estate and banking and finance categories. The Legal 500 states that Chris always gives good, practical advice and that his advice is clear and unequivocal.


Qualified 2000; partner Trethowans LLP 2007; partner Steele Raymond LLP 2012.


Sailing and hill walking.

South West: Real estate

Commercial property: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Twaits - Steele Raymond LLP

Within: Commercial property: Dorset and South Wiltshire

Clients of Steele Raymond LLP 'cannot praise the team highly enough' for its ability to 'consistently provide exceptional advice’. Noted for his ‘dynamism’, department head Chris Twaits advised a real estate group on a multimillion-pound acquisition of an office building in Bristol. Residential development specialist Emma Stainwright acts for agricultural landowners in multiple sale transactions regarding residential development sites. Stainwright also advised a developer on the multimillion-pound acquisition of a mixed-use development site in Hampshire. The ‘tenacious and diligentJennifer Rogerson provides comprehensive non-contentious property advice to Selwood, and assists Sydenhams with the property aspects of all of its acquisitions. Working alongside the firm’s corporate group, Rogerson advised a client on the property aspects sale of its multimillion-pound sale of a prestigious care home. Carol Elliott is among Dorset’s ‘eminent commercial property lawyers’. Sue Middleton is another key figure in the team.

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