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Nick Cannon

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Walker Morris LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


Partner and Head of Real Estate


Nick joined from city firm Freshfields. Nick has a wide range of experience, in particular, in relation to acting for development and retail clients. Nick has acted for the student developer, UNITE Plc, for over 10 years and also advised Land Securities in relation to the acquisition and development of the new Trinity Leeds Centre with over 1,000,000 square feet of retail space. Nick has acted for Debenhams for over 12 years in relation to their store requirements.

Nick also has significant experience in acting in relation to major projects and for local authority clients.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Nick Cannon - Walker Morris LLP

Within: Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Walker Morris LLP’s ‘class-leading’ practice provides ‘responsive and coherent advice, which is well thought out with an excellent grasp of the optionality of any given situation’. Practice head Nick Cannon is ‘excellent’, Austin Judson is ‘hugely client and solution focused and is able to see through the white noise of complex situations to find the best solution’, and Jeremy Moore is ‘easy to trust implicitly’. Jacqueline Judson and senior associate Adam Reed are also key names to note. In a recent highlight, Jane Weaver led advice to Polish retailer LPP Reserve, a new client, on its lease for a new flagship store on Oxford Street. Further work includes Judith Pike and construction lawyer Julian Harbage acting for FCC Environment UK on the land and construction elements of HS2’s acquisition of a railway siding and Moore assisting Pharmaron UK with its purchase and leaseback of Merck Sharp & Dohme’s facilities in Hertfordshire. Asda, the Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment and HSBC are also clients.

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