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Adams & Remers

Work 01273 480616
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3100 LEWES-1
Lewes, London

Katherine Haslam

Work 01273 403290
Adams & Remers

Work Department



Katherine is a Partner and Head of Commercial Property. She handles a broad range of commercial property transactions, including agricultural and estate work, dealing with commercial properties/retail shops/units, hotels, theatres, public houses and other leisure related businesses, the property aspects of company share and asset sales, investment property, development and planning matters, LPA Receivership and Administration work, and landlord and tenant matters, as well as handling residential property matters.


Trained Linklaters & Paine, London (now Linklaters) 1993-95; Herbert Smith (London) 1996; Tarlo Lyons (London) 1996-2003; Adams & Remers 2003, partner 2011.


Girton College, Cambridge (MA Hons, Cantab, in law); College of Law, Guildford.


Theatre, cinema, music, art, literature, gardening, pubs, dog-walking.

South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Adams & Remers fields a team of 'exceptionally knowledgeable and skilful agriculture and estates lawyers' who are 'all easy to work with, helpful and reliable'. The 'no-nonsense' Katherine Haslam heads the practice, which acts for owners and managers of landed estates and farms on a range of issues, with recent growth in option and promotion agreements and refinancings. Recent work includes acting for a longstanding client on the first registration of unregistered land forming part of the Estate, which involved research into manorial rights and  manorial waste; and assisting with the purchase of farmhouse, outbuildings, cottages and farmland for the purposes of the client's new farming business. Also recommended are senior partner Robin Illingworth , who is noted for his 'common-sense approach and extensive experience', and partner James Turner , who is 'particularly good at sorting out complications in a practical and commercially viable way'.

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South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Adams & Remers' team has expertise in a broad range of matters across commercial and residential developments, and landlord and tenant issues. The group is especially known for its commercial property work for pensions funds. It also has an established expertise in the care home sector where recent work includes acting for the seller on the disposal of a number of care homes, which was complicated by various title and access issues and an extended completion date. The group also assisted a care home operator, whose portfolio of care homes is worth some tens of millions, on the refinancing of 11 properties. Department head Katherine Haslam has broad expertise in the area but a noted specialism in agricultural and commercial rural estates work. Other key practitioners include highly experienced senior partner Robin Illingworth, who has experience in healthcare, agriculture and estates, and residential development matters, and Joanna Clark.

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