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ELIZABETH HOUSE, 13-19 QUEEN STREET, LEEDS, LS1 2TW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 246 0622
Fax:
Fax 0113 246 7488
DX:
26427 LEEDS PARK SQUARE
Email:
Web:
www.clarionsolicitors.com

Ben Lamb

Tel:
Work 0113 227 3639
Email:
Clarion

Work Department

Commercial Property

Position

Ben has a broad commercial property experience with a specialism in development, investment, acquisitions and disposals. Before moving to Leeds in 2010, Ben spent seven years at an international law firm in the City of London where his clients included a number of blue chip property investment funds.  Previous clients include Shell Pension Fund, WM Morrison Supermarkets, Saudi Arabian Airlines, University of Oxford, Accenture and Lloyds.. As well as acting for investors and developers Ben also currently advises a range of landlords and tenants and on the property aspects of corporate and banking transactions.
Ben takes a straightforward and pragmatic approach to transactions. Working closely with his clients he is focused on securing the key objectives as soon as possible.

Career

Trained at Allen & Overy LLP qualifying in 2003; Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP 2004-2010 (senior associate); Gordons LLP 2010 - 2016 (partner); Clarion 2016 to present (partner).

Languages

Intermediate French and basic Japanese.

Member

Law Society

Education

University of Leeds - International History and Politics degree (1995 - 1998); College of Law, York - CPE and LPC (1999-2001).


Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

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

Martin Grange leads the department at Clarion, which provides ‘truly excellent and valuable advice with a great commercial perspective’ thanks to ‘a solution-focused team, which always puts the clients first’. The practice is highly regarded for its development expertise, particularly in residential developments; clients include Harron Homes, Persimmon Homes and Strata Homes. Other noteworthy areas of strength include the retail and leisure sectors, corporate occupier clients and real estate finance work. In a recent highlight, Lindsay Texel, who has ‘an excellent eye for detail paired with an approachable and pragmatic style’, advised Newby on the sale of the Cocoa Works in York to Clarion Housing for redevelopment into residential properties, and acted for Asics on the grant of a 10 year lease for a new flagship store on Regent Street. Clients also praise Ben Lamb, who is ‘a dedicated and thorough lawyer who has a brilliant work ethic’; he recently assisted Bosideng UK with its acquisition and redevelopment of a property in Central London and the subsequent letting to third party operators. ‘Unbelievably proactive’ legal director Alison Batty is also recommended.  Legal director Eve Gregory joined from DAC Beachcroft LLP and the highly rated construction specialist Phil Morrison  joined from Shulmans LLP.

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