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North West: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 3


The team at FDR Law possesses 'impressive knowledge, efficiency and integrity',  handling the full range of matters covering will drafting, estate administration, complex trusts, powers of attorney, Court of Protection, IHT planning and succession planning. Head of team Ian Sydenham 'exhibits the highest standard of client service and care', and regularly advises the firm's highest value clients and estates.

Practice head(s):Ian Sydenham


'A trusted, reliable and dedicated law firm.'

'Kristel Clarke is exceptionally committed.'

'FDR's client service has been impeccable and their level of knowledge and expertise is of the highest quality.'

'Ian Sydenham exhibits the highest standard of client service and care.'

'FDR Law has impressive knowledge, efficiency, integrity and clarity of practice. Enquires are always dealt with with expedience and professionalism.'

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North West: Real estate

Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West
Commercial property: Elsewhere in the North West - ranked: tier 3


FDR Law is regularly engaged by commercial and residential developers, retail and leisure operators, corporate occupiers, and investors. It also acts for public sector clients and is experienced in education sector property mandates. Its experience includes strategic partnering and site assembly work, acquisitions and disposals, asset management, development and forward funding work. Team head Stephen Woodall acts for public and private sector clients; Charles Agar is experienced in private sector property development instructions; and John King handles contentious matters.

Practice head(s):Stephen Woodall

Other key lawyers:Charles Agar; John King


The the team provides advice in a down to earth and succinct way that assists clients to get to the heart of the matter quickly.

The team is very responsive and are very good communicators.

Stephen Woodall is a very good communicator and delivers an exceptional level of service; he has a great understanding of the commercial realities of the deals he transacts and he consistently adds value.

Key Clients

Network Space

Network Space Developments

Network Space Management

Beck Developments

Beck Homes (NW)

United Utilities Property Services

Warrington & Vale Royal College

Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Halton Borough Council

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

West Lancashire Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

Work highlights

  • Represented Network Space on the sale of 25 separate commercial and industrial sites across the North West in a deal worth £93m.
  • Advised United Utilities Property Services on the disposal of a substantial area of land at Thorn Road, Swinton for residential development and the construction of a community park.
  • Acted on behalf of a client on the negotiation and completion of a property and asset management agreement in respect of a national portfolio of industrial and commercial sites.
  • Advised the client on the disposal of a substantial landholding at Appleton Thorn in Warrington for residential development.
  • Advised a retail management company on the negotiation and completion of a property and asset management agreement in respect of a mixed portfolio of 25 separate commercial and industrial sites across the North.

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