Firms To Watch: Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

Blanchards Bailey LLP is regularly sought out by clients in the agricultural sector for its expertise in farming and landed estates.
Wollens‘ commercial property practice counts leisure and hospitality as its biggest area of focus, and offers clients advice along the major areas of commercial property law, including development, acquisitions, and leases.

Commercial property: Dorset, Devon and Cornwall in South West

Michelmores LLP

Michelmores LLP sports an ‘exceptional range of true professionals in a variety of disciplines’ and a real estate practice which is best known for its work in residential and commercial development, strategic land expertise and corporate real estate. The firm is also increasingly involved in matters relating to ESG, such as biodiversity net gain and nutrient neutrality. Emma Honey heads the Exeter-based real estate practice and frequently handles development projects and regeneration schemes for private developers as well as local authorities, while ‘excellent lawyer’  Lucy Smallwood presides over the transactional side of the practice. Richard Walford, who ‘stands out as hugely helpful and experienced’, joined the firm in August 2021 from Foot Anstey.

Practice head(s):

Emma Honey; Lucy Smallwood

Other key lawyers:

Richard Walford; Stephen Newson; Julie Sharpe


‘Excellent commercial property team with ability to call in other legal disciplines.’

‘Lucy Smallwood: excellent lawyer, providing clear and concise advice and guidance on Commercial Property matters; usually available at short-notice if and when required.’

‘Richard Walford stands out as hugely helpful and experienced, with a long career supporting landowners with a variety of development schemes.’

‘Michelmores have an exceptional range of true professionals in a variety of disciplines. They work well as individuals, bringing in specialist colleagues as necessary, and very rarely are not able to assist with a client’s needs.’

‘Lucy Smallwood and Emma Honey are exceptional lawyers, technically, commercially and in their client management.’

‘Lucy Smallwood – an exceptional development lawyer, unrivalled in South West. Her experience and knowledge from acting for both housebuilders and landowners gives tremendous insight into complex transactions and ability to find get issues resolved quickly, which in a rapidly changing market is essential.’

‘Steve Newson always gets the deal done. Practical, personable and professional.’

‘Julie Sharpe is an exceptional professional, extremely diligent and is one of the best solicitors I have ever worked with. We have worked together on complex transactions with tight timescales and Julie was always two steps ahead of the other side in the negotiations. No stone was left unturned.’

Key clients

Barratt David Wilson

Forestry Commission

Holland & Barrett Limited

CG Fry

Skypark Developments Partnerships LLP

Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)

Persimmon Homes

Taurus Developments

University of Exeter

IQVIA Limited

Mole Valley Farmers

Work highlights

  • Acted for Persimmon Homes on the acquisition of a site for a mixed use development of 1,100 homes, local centre, and a primary school, from multiple landowners.
  • Advising the Forestry Commission on template telecoms mast lease agreements and their roll-out across England to 35 sites.
  • Advising Holland & Barrett on property portfolio legal work for its 900 plus UK wide retail store portfolio.

Steele Raymond LLP

Based in Bournemouth, Steele Raymond LLP‘s commercial property group is noted for its ‘ability to act and advise on every conceivable legal matter’ while ‘acting as experts in their field’. Emma Stainwright, who specialises in residential development matters acting on behalf of landowners and regional housebuilders, and Chris Twaits, who is regularly sought out by commercial property investors, jointly head the team. The expertise of ‘highly efficient and extremely knowledgeable’ Chris Dolan spans a wide range of development projects, land acquisition and site assembly. Retail landlord and tenant work as well as investment and pension property investment matters are handled by Jennifer Rogerson. In January 2022, the practice was joined by Christine Kessler-Robinson, who adds strengths in the development and education sectors to the team’s offering. Senior associate Johanna Hammersley is ‘always one step ahead of the curve’, and focuses on property pension investment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Chris Twaits; Emma Stainwright

Other key lawyers:

Chris Dolan; Jennifer Rogerson; Christine Kessler-Robinson


‘This practice has a range of people and specialists who are able to offer high-quality information and knowledge; acting as experts in their field to give the best advice and facilitate decision-making.’

‘Chris Twaits leads the commercial property team, which continues to expand, due to their excellent work and reputation. Chris is always available and his work is extremely thorough. You always know that you are going to receive the best advice.’

‘Chris Dolan is highly efficient and extremely knowledgeable in all areas of residential development, and I trust him to assist me with all deals. He works tirelessly to make sure his obligations are met.’

‘Emma Stainwright is my main contact with exceptional experience and skill in all aspects relating to residential land promotion and realisation.

‘The vibrancy and can-do attitude of the team is amazing. I have worked with Johanna Hammersley, she is clear and concise in her communications and is always one step ahead of the curve, exceptional.’

‘Exceptional range of highly experienced professionals. The practice has the ability to act and advise on every conceivable legal matter.’

‘They communicate simply, concisely and always ensures that every aspect is understood. I have always felt able to ask for clarity without feeling intimidated by legal jargon or process.’

‘Friendly but well respected, a vital addition to our business. Multi faceted advice on all subjects – there’s a specialist for everything!’

Key clients

South Somerset District Council

Arun District Council

Jennings Bet

Drew Smith Limited

Hildon Limited

Broadshade Group Ltd

West Wales Airport Limited

World of Water Garden Centres

Charles Trent Limited

Birchmere Limited

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association

Harry J Palmer

AJC Developments



Hill Brush Company Limited

Stewarts Garden Centres

JGP Lakedale Limited

East Borough Housing Trust Limited

Framptons Café, Bar & Kitchen

Morrish Homes

Severnside Distribution Land Limited

Pennyfarthing Homes Limited

Salboy Limited

Redtale Group

Cullen Property Group

A C English Developments Limited

Addis Homes Limited

Koori Limited

CBRS Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Bournemouth Churches Housing Association on the Government backed acquisition of Next Steps Accommodation to move on those housed during the pandemic using temporary measures into more permanent accommodation.
  • Advised JGP Lakedale in connection with the disposal of a landholding in North Whiteley which had planning for 3,500 homes with schools, sports facilities and associated infrastructure to Persimmon Homes and novation out of complex consortium arrangements which included Solent Loca Enterprise Partnership (SLEP) Grant funding arrangements.
  • Advised Canford School on its ongoing promotion arrangements with Richborough Estates and the agreement of a sale to a national housebuilder.

Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Trowers & Hamlins LLP brings to bear an impressive track record in development and property investments, as well as residential and mixed-use urban regeneration schemes. The firm counts local authorities, institutional investors and real estate investment trusts amongst its clients, for which it also offers extensive expertise in the area of ESG. The practice is headed by a trio consisting of London-based Tonia Secker, and Georgina Savill-James and Chris Rundle in Exeter, who both handle a significant volume of transactional matters. Nicholas Burt is experienced in advising on residential development and strategic land matters, while managing associate Gail White supports clients in both the private and public sector.

Practice head(s):

Tonia Secker; Georgina Savill-James; Chris Rundle

Other key lawyers:

Nicholas Burt; Gail White

Key clients

Stevenage Borough Council

Galliford Try Group (incorporating Linden Homes)

British Telecommunications plc

Verto Homes

Legal & General Affordable Homes

Boklok Housing

Vistry Group



Kames Capital

Freshwater Group of Companies

Greendale Group

Arbuthnot Latham

Abri Group

Hyde Group

Phoenix Community Housing Association

Ace Student Living – Edison Limited (Southampton)/Mozart Property Limited (Exeter)

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Hyde Group in its formation of a strategic partnership with global investment firm M&G which will lead to the development of £500m new affordable homes.
  • Continuing to advise Vistry Group in respect of its acquisition and development of a site known as Daddon Hill in Northam, North Devon (value in excess of £100m) which will deliver 500 dwellings with associated amenities.
  • Advised Stevenage Borough Council on its strategic £65m sale of a site in Stevenage Town Centre for redevelopment to deliver a life sciences hub (cell and gene therapy), including negotiation of a Towns Fund public funding agreement with the buyer and the developer, and a buy-back option to protect against the risk of non-completion of the development.

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

With offices across the nation, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP offers clients seamless advice on real estate matters in and outside the Dorset, Devon and Cornwall region. Real estate finance, landlord and tenant, and public sector are amongst the key sectors of the firm’s real estate practice in Plymouth, which has also recently seen increased activity in regard to its residential development practice. Practice head Craig Moore handles all aspects of commercial property matters with a focus on property finance. Commercial property specialist Nicola Jonas joined the firm at the end of 2021 from Foot Anstey together with managing associate James Clarke, who fields expertise in planning and infrastructure work. The ‘commercially aware’ legal director Samantha Orluta specialises in residential housing developments, regularly acting for developers and housing associations.

Practice head(s):

Craig Moore

Other key lawyers:

Nicola Jones; James Clarke; Samantha Orluta; Jackie Gale


‘Responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘WBD have a depth of knowledge and expertise that has proved useful to our firm time and again.’

‘Samantha Orluta: commercially aware, prompt service and advice.

‘Jackie Gale: Thorough and efficiently gets residential sales across the line.’

Key clients


West Devon District Council

Plymouth University

Accor UK

Ministry of Justice

Eagle One

Ministry of Defence

GLH Hotels Limited

University of St Mark & St John

Brittany Ferries

West Berkshire District Council

Scottish Power Renewables


Innogy Renewables UK Limited

Lloyds Bank Plc

Wales & West Utilities

Nuon Renewables

James Walker Group

Teignbridge District Council

Taylor Wimpey

English Cities Fund

Plymouth Community Homes





Barden Corporation


Hertford Investors

Cornwall Housing Limited

Plymouth City Council

Capital Home Loans

Cornwall College

Work highlights

  • Acting as sole advisor to Rentplus UK Limited with their acquisition of properties from developers and subsequent placing of the properties into charge.
  • Acting for Succession Group in respect of all of its real estate work including leases of office accommodation all over the UK, licences, deeds of variation and surrender and all other property management issues.

Ashfords LLP

Residential development, energy and waste, and social housing are three of the key sectors for Ashfords LLP South West real estate practice with offices in Exeter and Bristol. The firm sports a highly specialised set of practitioners: Practice heads Tim Heal and Kate Topp provide expertise in large-scale residential-led development; Paul Butterworth focuses on housing and regeneration; energy and waste are handled by Emma Warren; and Andrew Worley covers the team’s franchising offering. Simon Bailey is a go-to contact for transactional matters, and was promoted to partner in September 2021 alongside health and charity sector expert Ben Tarrant. Robin De Wreede joined the firm at the beginning of 2021 from Davitt Jones Bould and brings to bear experience spanning regeneration and development projects, acquisition and disposals, and landlord and tenant matters.

Practice head(s):

Tim Heal; Kate Topp

Other key lawyers:

Emma Warren; Andrew Worley; Simon Bailey; Ben Tarrant; Robin De Wreede; Paul Butterworth

Key clients

Exeter Science Park Limited (“ESPL”)

Sovereign Housing Association

Aster Group

LiveWest Homes Limited

Cornerstone Housing

London Borough of Wandsworth

HFL Group Limited


Brick by Brick Croydon Limited

Stonewater Limited

Maidstone Borough Council

Biffa Waste Services Limited

Viridor Limited

Compass Children’s Homes

Work highlights

  • Advising DP World London Gateway (DPWLG) in respect of a large logistics park in Europe (c.800 acres) with planning secured for 9.25 million sq. ft of warehousing space via a local development order.
  • Advising North Devon District Council on the acquisition of Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstable.
  • Advising Viridor Group on the real estate aspects of its sale to Biffa of its collections business and certain recycling assets, including a number of lease assignments and property arrangements.

Foot Anstey

Foot Anstey covers the full range of commercial property matters for a variety of clients including landowners, developers, investors and corporate occupiers. A particular focus lies on the firm’s core sectors, consisting of development, retail and leisure, financial services, and energy and infrastructure. Southampton-based Martin Hirst and Richard Sutton in Exeter jointly lead the team and are both particularly well versed in property development matters. Islamic finance specialist Imam Qazi as well as renewables and energy expert Stuart Cleak, both located in Bristol, are further key contacts. Richard Walford and Nicola Jonas left the firm in 2021, while Tim Wheen joined in April of the same year.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hirst; Richard Sutton

Other key lawyers:

Imam Qazi; Stuart Cleak; Tim Wheen


‘Dealing with a firm that has seen phenomenal growth in the last 10 years can have its challenges, however Foot Anstey remains true to its roots and values that originated as a South West based firm.’

‘I would definitely recommend my key relationship partner contact at Foot Anstey Richard Sutton to any of my friends, family and business associates. Why? Because the relationship extends beyond a transactional one as Richard takes the time to understand our business, our strategy and the legal challenges we may face. He pulls together all the key specialists within Foot Anstey and ensures that we receive the best advice and follows up on any outstanding matters.’

Key clients

Atlas Hive

Plymouth City Council

Weston College

Sidra Capital

Riyad Bank

Blacksand Real Estate Company W.L.L

Teignbridge District Council

Cirrus Inns Limited

Work highlights

    Lester Aldridge LLP

    Praised for its ‘clear ability to understand and translate a complex brief or situation’, the real estate practice at Lester Aldridge LLP is particularly well versed in advising the housing with care and later living as well as affordable housing, and self-storage market sectors. The firm’s expertise, situated across Bournemouth and Southampton, covers the full gamut of commercial property matters, including finance and recoveries. Further specialisations relate to the telecoms, housebuilding and marine sectors. Housebuilding expert Mark Benham, telecoms and secured lending specialist Suki Samra, and Tom Alder, who focuses on planning law, jointly head the team.

    Practice head(s):

    Mark Benham; Suki Samra;  Tom Alder


    ‘The team has outstanding individuals who collaborate effectively to pool specific talent to tackle complex development contracts.’

    ‘We have found Mark Benham to be an outstanding lawyer with a clearly evident depth of knowledge in the real estate sector. He is highly regarded by us for his work on healthcare developments and residential land promotion.’

    ‘Their level of expertise is far in excess of other solicitors that I have used in the past for property transactions, both simple and complex.’

    ‘They are always contactable and responsive. Very pleasant to deal with.’

    ‘Highly Capable. Very approachable. Personable. Always willing to help. Clear ability to understand and translate a complex brief or situation. Clear and concise appraisals.’

    ‘Friendly, approachable, professional, reliable.’

    Key clients

    McCarthy & Stone

    Yorkshire Building Society

    Allica Bank

    Lloyds Bank plc

    Shawbrook Bank


    Affordable Housing & Healthcare Group

    Generation Home

    Work highlights

      Stephens Scown LLP

      Stephens Scown LLP fields particular know-how in landlord and tenant matters alongside general commercial property work. With a strong regional presence due to offices in Exeter, Truro and St Austell, the practice also counts mines and woodlands, investments, and agriculture amongst its areas of strengths. Tim Atkins, whose work includes development as well as residential and housing association matters, head of social housing sector team Keith Wright, and Michael Beadel, whose expertise includes mines and minerals, jointly head the team. Simon Harding specialises in residential and commercial developments in addition to office lettings and investments, while Aimee Barrable regularly advises clients from the retail and leisure sectors.

      Practice head(s):

      Michael Beadel; Tim Atkins; Keith Wright

      Other key lawyers:

      Simon Harding; Aimee Barrable

      Key clients

      St Aubyn Estates

      Waddeton Park Ltd

      Hydro Mills Group Limited

      St Austell Brewery Co Ltd

      Cornish Metals Inc

      LiveWest Homes Limited (formerly Devon and Cornwall Housing)

      Cavanna Homes

      Wombwell Homes (Lostwithiel) Limited

      Venture Property Development Company Ltd

      Hastoe Housing Association Limited

      Welcome Break/Applegreen

      Holland & Barrett

      Eagle One Limited

      Kivells Limited

      Westcountry Land and Homes

      Legacy Properties

      Pendennis Shipyard

      Work highlights

      • Advising Westcountry Land (Long Rock) Limited in securing a substantial acreage of land in South West Cornwall for residential development.
      • Acting for Holland & Barrett on a range of property portfolio management issues.

      Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP

      Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP‘s commercial property practice encompasses acting for clients in regard to residential and commercial development matters, portfolio management and property transactions. Timothy Sharpley and Matthew Clake are key contacts.

      Other key lawyers:

      Timothy Sharpley; Matthew Clake

      Work highlights

        Frettens LLP

        Providing a ‘robust and encompassing approach to complex and interlinked property transactions’, Frettens LLP is predominantly involved in landlord and tenant matters, particularly in regard to large-scale leases. Additionally, the firm often handles acquisitions and disposals, as well as social housing work. The Christchurch and Ringwood-based practice is led by a trio consisting of Oonagh McKinney, Ben Cobb – who was promoted to partner in July 2021 – and associate and residential leasehold specialist Niki Adkins. Clare Hallett is regularly sought out by property developers to advise on plot sales and acquisitions, and to draft and review commercial leases.

        Practice head(s):

        Oonagh McKinney; Ben Cobb; Niki Adkins

        Other key lawyers:

        Clare Hallett


        ‘Oonagh McKinney leads a commercial property team which provides a robust and encompassing approach to complex and interlinked property transactions, and when the need arises provides a swift assessment of the issues when contractual items arise at the 11th hour in purchases and property contracts linked to planning.’

        ‘The team was highly experienced and very capable in this sector, but also well coordinated with the other departments of the firm (residential property, leasehold property, probate, company administation) where we required advice and liason.’

        ‘Very pleasant. Very efficient.’

        ‘Highly efficient and IT is excellent. Everything on the cloud, so remote working is easy. Dedicated specialist teams provide a great service to my clients.’

        ‘The team is always happy to help and if the person dealing with your case needs help from other partners they do liaise.’

        ‘Great communication, and expert knowledge in their field.’

        ‘Niki Adkins: excellent service, highly recommended.’

        Key clients

        Beds R Uzz

        Taylor Grey Homes Limited

        Friends of the Christchurch Priory Church


        Simon Senyk

        Frampton Estates Limited

        St. Leonards and St. Ives Parish Council

        Silversands Limited

        John Reid (Structsteel) Limited

        Age UK Bournemouth

        Drinkwater Estates Limited

        Rokill Limited

        KTO (Fareham) Ltd

        New Forest Clothing Company Limited

        Whisper Films Limited & MCM

        Aidan Salter

        Tippey Construction Limited

        Joss McKensie

        Aspire Property Holdings Limited

        Beaconville Healthcare Limited and 21st Century Care (Plymouth) Limited

        Lorraine and Basil Pitt

        CLS Developments

        Breathe Battery Technologies

        Work highlights

        • Providing support to the corporate team in advising Rokill Limited on the sale of the business.
        • Advising Simon Senyk on the purchase of a site for residential development and then subsequently dealing with the plot sales worth £5.5m.
        • Advising John Reid (Structsteel) Limited on a £5.8m refinancing of premises with title issues including defects requiring remedy and provision of a deed of easement and resolution of access issues.

        GA Solicitors

        Highlighted for its ‘pragmatic, problem-solving approach’, GA Solicitors commercial property offering extends to sectors such as healthcare and renewables. Practice head David Stone covers all related matters with an emphasis on landlord and tenant work. Lucy Foster, who heads the secured lending team, is praised for ‘dealing with issues promptly and with a practical solution that works for all parties’. A particular focus on development work, including land acquisition and disposal, comprises Tony Dupreez‘ advisory offering.

        Practice head(s):

        David Stone

        Other key lawyers:

        Lucy Foster; Tony Dupreez


        ‘Very knowledgeable, pragmatic with issues and most importantly in a time of extreme work loads as many firms are seeing they remain available.’

        ‘Lucy Foster is excellent and the main point of contact for me and us with the firm. Multiple colleagues have commented to me how good she is at getting the job done quickly, efficiently and dealing with issues promptly and with a practical solution that works for all parties.’

        ‘The team have a pragmatic, problem-solving approach to all they do. Everything done timely. Time and communication can concentrate on the issues of the greatest complexity safe in the mind that all else will be taken care of well.’

        ‘David Wallis and Lucy Foster have been our go-to property lawyers for years now. Their can-do attitude combined with superb attention to detail – a recipe for a great working relationship.’

        Key clients

        Gerrick Rose Animal Trust

        Peninsula Finance plc

        The Cary Estate

        Harrier LLC

        Arbuthnot Commercial Banking

        National Westminster Bank plc

        O’Connell Family Trusts

        Michael Spiers (Jewellers) Limited

        Barclays Bank plc

        ERS Transition Limited

        Work highlights

        • Advising Wadebridge Town Association Football Club in relation to an option agreement for the sale of the Club’s existing training facilities to a residential developer, aiding the Club in its relocation to and construction of new modern training facilities.
        • Advising Helliers Limited in relation to the purchase of a newly refurbished mixed use development, with the commercial area recently let to the Co-op.
        • Advising Peninsula Finance Plc in connection of a loan facility to a development company of £1,100,000 for the acquisition of a residential development site, dealing with all aspects of the security work and title investigation.


        Laceys handles commercial property transactions as well as ancillary issues, and is known for its sector expertise pertaining to care homes as well as hotel and hospitality. The firm also sports extensive experience in advising developers and investors in matters related to student accommodation. Mark Preece leads the Bournemouth practice, acting for property developers, investors and businesses, amongst others. Jonathan Ogden and John Munro are further key contacts and are both regularly sought out by property developers for their commercial property know-how.

        Practice head(s):

        Mark Preece

        Other key lawyers:

        Jonathan Ogden; John Munro


        ‘Very efficient and friendly.’

        Key clients

        Bracken Developments Limited

        Britannia Parking Group Limited

        Buckinghamshire Group Limited

        Clark & Brassington Partnership

        Direct Insurance Group PLC

        Extreme Assets LLP

        Extreme Exhibitions Limited

        Goadsby Limited

        Handelsbanken plc

        Harlequin Homes Limited

        Home Grown Hotels Limited

        Lloyds Bank Plc

        Macrae Capital Limited

        Mploy Staffing Solutions Limited

        National Westminster Bank PLC

        Wilson & Sharp Developments/Holdings

        Work highlights

          Murrell Associates LLP

          Murrell Associates LLP joins the ranking this year with a commercial property practice praised as ‘vibrant energetic‘ that fields ‘enthusiastic and ambitious partners who are commercially minded and client focused’. Based in Truro, the department is particularly experienced in the renewable energy sector as well as advising clients with extensive property portfolios. Having joined the firm in July 2021, David Williams jointly heads the practice with Jenny Harbord, who is the go-to counsel for a number of domestic and international energy clients alongside her work for strategic landowners and developers.

          Practice head(s):

          David Williams; Jenny Harbord


          ‘Excellent service. Manage client expectations well. Pragmatic. Good at fee estimates, so no surprises.’

          ‘All the people I have dealt with in different arenas have been personable, efficient, hard-working and professional. Tamsin Mann on the property side went above and beyond my expectations, responding to out of hours texts and emails. When a deadline was set, they stayed focused on concluding the deal.’

          ‘David Williams’ work ethic sets him apart from many similar solicitors, his ‘can do’ attitude and the value in which his client’s (many long-standing) place in his knowledge is largely unrivalled.’

          ‘I’ve used several legal firms over the years, and Murrell Associates are by far the best I’ve used. They are approachable and modern, and seem to look for ways to solve problems better than others.’

          ‘This is a vibrant, energetic firm with a relatively youthful team on the rise in Cornwall. Just what the legal market in Cornwall could do with.’

          ‘Enthusiastic and ambitious partners who are commercially minded and client focused. They bring good knowledge of the market in which they operate.’

          ‘They have in-depth knowledge of the area and characters involved in transactions.’

          ‘They are willing to assist in strategic thinking with a good eye for non-legal implications during the decision-making process.’

          ‘David Williams is clear in his communication and is able to chew through mountains of work in a good time frame.’

          ‘I find this firm to be a modern practice of highly competent commercial lawyers, small enough to give a personal approach but with the skills and experience of larger outfits. In my experience, they keep things simple and clients as a result feel comfortable when dealing with them.’

          Key clients

          St Austell Brewery Company Limited

          Ib Vogt GmbH

          Kronos Solar Projects GmbH

          Jackamax Limited

          Farm Energy Company

          Hub Box Limited

          Cornish Pirates Limited

          Hambro Perks Limited

          St Petrocs (Homelessness Charity)

          Vitalbirch Limited

          Pollocks PubCo Limited

          CHF Global Home Limited

          Work highlights

          • Acting as primary legal advisor to St Austell Brewery Company Limited on their 200+ asset estate.
          • Advised Kronos Solar Projects GmbH on the site assembly requirements of a new 75 MW solar photovoltaic development from multiple landowners at Alfreton, Derbyshire.
          • Advising Hambro Perks on their new headquarters lease at 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London.

          Trethowans LLP

          Trethowans LLP is well known for its experience in commercial property pension transactions, residential developments and property investments. Property finance and landlord and tenant matters constitute further areas of focus for the practice headed by Paul Longman and located across offices in Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth. Jenni Wicheard and Garry Treagust are further key contacts in the team, both with an emphasis on pension property and property investments.

          Practice head(s):

          Paul Longman

          Other key lawyers:

          Jenni Wicheard; Garry Treagust; James Kidner


          ‘We have worked with Trethowans in the past and recently on various property related purchases and the odd ad hoc work, it has always been dealt with in a swift and professional manner.’

          ‘We have worked with James Kidner many times and he has always been helpful and gone out of his way to ensure all our legal matters have been dealt with properly.’

          Key clients

          Lloyds Bank Plc

          Santander UK Plc

          HSBC Bank Plc

          James Hay Pension Trustees Limited

          Vivid Housing Association

          Rowanmoor Trustees Limited

          James Hay Pension Trustees Limited

          Ladbrokes Coral Limited

          Stannah Lifts Holdings Limited

          Legal & General Assurance Society Limited

          Work highlights

          • Acted for a Hampshire Landowner in sale of a substantial land holding for a sum in excess of £10m to a National Housebuilder.
          • Advising on the property side of the sale of Exall Jones Timber and Builders Merchants to Huws Gray Group, an independent builders’ merchant.