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6 YORK STREET, LONDON, W1U 6QD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7935 8882
Fax:
Fax 020 7486 7666
DX:
44438 MARBLE ARCH
Email:
Web:
www.glovers.co.uk

Darran Smith

Tel:
Work 02030751670
Email:
Web:
www.glovers.co.uk
Glovers Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property and Property Finance

Position

Partner in the Property Finance team (acting for several banks) and the Commercial Property team.  Experience includes acting for developers and occupiers in the office and leisure sector.

Career

Partner:  Glovers (2017- present)
Partner:
Fladgate (2013-2017)
Associate:
Fladgate (2007-2013)
Associate: Walker Morris (2005-2006)
Trainee:
Walker Morris (2003-2005)

Education

College of Law, York - 2001-2003
Durham University - 2.1 BA (Hons) - 1997-2000
Worth School - 1988-1996


London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

Glovers Solicitors LLP¬†is regarded by its clients as ‚Äėa first-class firm in the retail and restaurant sectors, which is evinced by its extensive list of high-profile clients‚Äô. Headed by John Barber, the team is instructed by a roster of well-known restaurant operators including PizzaExpress, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Dishoom, Wagamama and Nando‚Äôs Chickenland. Further, the ‚Äėsupremely knowledgeable‚Äô Philip Shotter¬†assisted Azzurri Restaurants with a litany of acquisitions and disposals, and also advised Everyman Media on cinema acquisitions in London, Newcastle and Liverpool. In the development space, Andrew Nicklinson¬†has advised clients in the self-storage and retirement village sectors on development site acquisitions. Darran Smith, who joined the firm from Fladgate LLP, assisted Switzerland-based REYL & Co UK with the lease of its new offices in Mayfair, and Philip Mundy¬†advised luxury shoe retailer World Wide Shoes on the renewal of its head office lease. Additional retail-sector clients include Giuseppe Zanotti UK and Jack Wolfskin UK.

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Property finance

Within: Property finance

The 'well-established' team at specialist property practice Glovers Solicitors LLP is praised by clients for providing an 'excellent, partner-led service' and 'a clear and concise response to all queries'. The team acts predominantly for lenders, focusing on residential development finance and investment loans. Darran Smith, who joined from Fladgate LLP in September 2017, heads the practice; he has recently handled a number of transactions for Close Brothers. Other highlights included Liza Lam-Kee advising United Trust Bank on an £8m loan facility to fund the conversion of an office building in Basildon into residential flats, and Philip Mundy acting for Heritable Development Finance on a £22.5m development loan to a subsidiary of Hollybrook Homes, secured over a site in Rotherhithe. Other key clients include Hampshire Trust Bank, Investec and ABN Amro Bank. Senior associate John Mills is also noted. Andrew Parker retired in June 2018.

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