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Blake Morgan LLP

Work 023 8090 8090
Fax 0844 620 3401
155850 EASTLEIGH 7

Sean Palka

Work 023 8085 7480
Blake Morgan LLP

Work Department

Real estate.


Partner specialising in commercial property, landlord and tenant and development and associated environmental issues, and regularly acts for developers of both retail and residential developments from initial acquisition to final plot sales; has particular experience in the retail sector, acting for a number of clients who are setting up or expanding nationwide chains of outlets.


Qualified 1990; partner Blake Lapthorn 2001.

South East: Real estate

Commercial property: Hampshire

Within: Commercial property: Hampshire

Blake Morgan LLP's property group encompasses a new homes sales team, which is devoted to major development projects. Elsewhere, the firm has an excellent record of assisting household retailers with store roll-out and distribution centre programmes. On the financing side, it has recently seen a stream of new mandates from operators and lenders providing finance to the healthcare property and retirement living sectors. Group head Sean Palka regularly works with clients in the charity sector. Oliver Sowton's practice is focused primarily on the retail and leisure sectors.

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Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Blake Morgan LLP has an excellent reputation in commercial asset management, where it handles contentious property issues for clients from the banking, retail and leisure, manufacturing and public sectors. Elsewhere, the firm advises other clients on real property disputes (including overage, easement and covenant disputes) and residential landlord and tenant work. Sean Palka is the practice head. Associate Claire Hitchman has niche expertise in mooring rights.

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Social housing

Within: Social housing

Blake Morgan LLP acts for most of the main housing associations in southern England and it also has a notable housebuilder client base. Its team has experience of advising developers on building their own estates and the sale of both private and affordable units. Elsewhere, the group is knowledgeable about governance, commercial and procurement issues, construction (both contentious and non-contentious), refinancing and charging, and social care. Practice head Sean Palka acts for residential developers on matters ranging from initial acquisitions to final plot sales. Chris Dolan advises on all aspects of land acquisition and assembly.

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